The process of Windscreen Repair was invented in the early 1970s by retired aircraft engineering company owner Dr. Frank Werner in conjunction with chemical engineer Bill Wiele. Born solely out of Frank’s passion for inventing and the need to stop replacing his windscreen when it developed a small crack, Frank founded Origin Incorporated, a testing laboratory and commercial research facility in Wyoming, USA.
In 1972 Dr Werner partnered with Gerald Keinath and bought the patent rights for windscreen repair. Strategically they designed the business plan that would bring the windscreen repair technique to the general public for the first time.
Their company was named Keinath Incorporated and it was run from Gerald’s basement. Soon after they changed the business name to NOVUS (Latin for New or Innovative) and shortly after the Novus legend was born.
In 1978 Denis and Patricia James introduced the Novus repair technique to New Zealand. In 1991, Novus introduced their first New Zealand franchise, and since then the company has grown to a national network in excess of 50 locations throughout the country. The New Zealand master license for Novus is still owned and operated by the James family.
Novus is a franchised network which means that each location is owned and operated by a local in your community, so you can rest assured of complete integrity on every job.