In September 2012 Autoglass appointed Broadview Vehicle Awnings Ltd to address its fleet of vans with an undercover solution that would allow its technicians to keep working whatever the weather. After a product development period between Autoglass and the Broadview team, a prototype was deployed to the first van for trials. A further 10 systems were put on trial in November 2012.
The awning proved successful and a further 200 vans received the all weather canopy in 2013. The Broadview Anexe Pro 1 all weather vehicle canopy is easily extended by a single technician in around 3 minutes and requires little additional storage space inside the van. The car is parked undeneath the canopy whilst the technician replaces the glass without rainwater interfering with the windscreen replacement process and entering inside the customer's car.
Broadview have supplied over 1150 units to Autoglass Fleet.