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Local glass leader Aguila celebrates 60th year in local automotive business

Post Time:Mar 09,2012Classify:Company NewsView:331

It’s easy to overlook the accomplishments of Aguila Auto Glass (Universal Glass Co. Inc.), a local manufacturer that for 60 years has been instrumental in providing automakers and even private car owners in the Philippines with one of the most crucial vehicle components: automotive glass.


Indeed, it’s hard to appreciate something that you just look through. But imagine driving without the windshield, the rear, door and quarter glasses—driving would be a much scarier experience.


“With a proud heritage and 60 years of experience, Aguila Auto Glass has become a trusted leader in the local automotive glass market,” announced Pia Borromeo, Aguila Auto Glass marketing manager.


Aguila Auto Glass was founded on Feb. 18, 1952, by lawyer Lauro Aguila and his wife, Maria Gutierrez, at an office located at the corner of Rizal avenue (Avenida Rizal) and Mayhaligue in Manila.




From the very beginning, the company has partnered with internationally renowned glass industry leaders including PPG, Pilkington and Mikado to upgrade its manufacturing capability and improve the quality of its products as well as to make the concept of “we install, while you wait” (providing the right product for a particular model at the quickest time) possible.


Today, Aguila Auto Glass is the foremost source of automotive safety glass in the Philippines carrying the most extensive range of glass-related items including windshields, backglass, doorglass, tempered glass, safety laminated glass, multilayered glass sealants, acrylic plastic, rubber, channels and mirrors for various automotive replacement applications.


The company carries over 3,000 types of automotive glass for both old and late-model of various Japanese, Korean, American, European, and Chinese brands including original and replacement windshields for a huge range of imported luxury models from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche.


For buses and trucks


The company also specializes in bus and truck windshields in varying sizes as well as made-to-order glass for custom and specialty vehicles such as the Philippine utility vehicle e-Jeep and rare car restoration projects.


The company now has over 20 branches across Luzon located in Angeles, Baguio, Cabanatuan, Cavite, Dagupan, La Union, Lipa, Makati, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Naga, Parañaque, Pasig, Quezon City, San Fernando and Valenzuela.


To mark its 60th year as well as to give back to the community it serves, Aguila Auto Glass gathered 200 of its employees and planted 250 young narra trees on one hectare of land inside the La Mesa Eco Park in Quezon City.


“We will protect a hectare of forest for three years to remind us that all our hard work will be in vain if our children will not have a healthy world to live in. Today is indeed special as we celebrate our togetherness and plant seeds for our future,” Borromeo said.


Aguila Auto Glass is also an active partner of community provider Gawad Kalinga wherein the company has been a major provider of window glasses since 2008.


Aguila Auto Glass is also an active supporter of the Philippine Eagle Foundation since 2009.

Source: http://business.inquirer.netAuthor: shangyi

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