Ryan ready for Belron challenge

The UK’s Ryan Millar will take part in an unconventional competition to be held as part of a major event in Germany this summer: the World Cup for vehicle glass repair and replacement.

The biennial event was first hosted in 2000 by Belron, parent company of Autoglass, and this year’s event will see the best technicians from 30 countries across the world compete against each other. They will fight for the title of ‘Best of Belron’ in front of more than 1,500 guests and a team of judges in Frankfurt, Germany, on the 27-28 June 2018.

Ryan Millar is the finalist from the UK. He faced fierce competition from colleagues throughout the preliminary rounds and in a UK wide competition held last year in Milton Keynes. Following on from that success, he is now primed to participate in the global final to compete for the international Best of Belron title. Ryan said, ‘I am really looking forward to the opportunity to take on technicians from 30 other markets as I aim to take home the international Best of Belron title.’

During the competition, the technicians will showcase their extensive skills in vehicle glass repair and replacement, handling of new technologies and ability to abide by quality and safety standards. They will be tested on all aspects of their role, including how to repair and replace windscreen, side glass and refit a rear window, ADAS recalibration, how they communicate with their customers and the real care they take when carrying out each task.

Alongside the competition there will be an exhibition and conference, where suppliers and partners will showcase their products and services, and leading experts will explain and discuss challenges facing the automotive industry.