National Windscreens has agreed a sole supplier contract with Royal Mail for windscreen repair and replacement and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) calibration on its 49,000 vehicle fleet.
The service will cover vehicles based at delivery offices throughout the UK.
National Windscreens business development manager James Cook said: “We are acutely aware that Royal Mail must ensure its delivery vehicles are back on the road as quickly as possible following any damage to vehicle glass.
“Our national coverage through 108 fitting and calibration centres and 800 mobile technicians, provides windscreen replacement and ADAS camera calibration in one visit.
“This is vital in helping Royal Mail maintain its service standards.”
Royal Mail fleet director Paul Gatti said: “Our fleet of vehicles truly covers the whole of the UK, delivering to more than 30 million addresses, six days a week.
“It is very important for us to ensure our vehicles are off the road for a minimum amount of time during any repair or maintenance so that we can continue to offer a first class service to all our customers, no matter where they are.”
National Windscreens says it has invested more than £2 million in ADAS calibration technology, providing a one-stop service for windscreen replacement and ADAS calibration throughout its network.
With the number of UK vehicles using ADAS expected to grow to 40% by 2020, an increasing number of vehicles within the Royal Mail fleet will feature this technology.
The Royal Mail deal follows contracts previously agreed by National Windscreens with companies such as Days Rental, Lex Autolease, Zenith, Fleet Hire and Zurich.