Sunaina Rana / Emirates Business
UAE-based Al Nabooda automobiles has established a franchise agreement with
Belron, the world’s leading vehicle glass repair and replacement group.
Al Nabooda Automobiles
the sole distributer of Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen in Dubai and the Northern Emirates will set up a vehicle glass repair and replacement business in the region.
The Automobile will use the ‘Carglass’ brand under the expertise of the Belron group. Al Nabooda also has future plans of expanding the franchise within UAE and GCC countries.
According to the Frost and Sullivan report, the total consumption within the automotive aftermarket in the GCC countries in 2012 posted more than 15 per cent growth to reach US$7.5 billion (AED27.5 billion). With consumption worth US$2 billion (AED7.4 billion), after Saudi Arabia, UAE was ranked the second largest automotive market in the GCC.
Belron and Al Nabooda are main objective is to provide quality service to our customers. By partnering with Belron on this franchise agreement, we aim to provide not only Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen customers with a world-class standard in
vehicle glass repair and replacement, but all car owners in the UAE as well,” said K. Rajaram, CEO of Al Nabooda
With the span of over 100 years Belron has a long standing history in the global motoring industry. Operating in over 34 countries and the brand strives for the best quality service to the 11 million car drivers across the world.
Marc Vanholst, General Manager Belron Franchising, talking about the recent agreement between the two automotive giants, said “We are very glad to be associated with Al Nabooda as our franchise partner in the UAE and GCC. Both the companies share the same focus on service quality and customer
delight which we have throughout our group. We look forward to a long lasting and successful cooperation.”
Middle East being one of the fastest growing automotive industry, Frost & Sullivan report predicted a compound annual growth rate of around 13 per cent between 2013 and 2017 for car parts.
With the first branch in Dubai, additional locations are set to open across the UAE in the near future.
Targeting other countries such as Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, the franchise will bring quality vehicle glass repair and replacement to the GCC region.