About Us

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.

New Zealand’s 2nd favourite jingle of all time

The Spinoff have named Novus “show us your crack”  jingle the second best jingle of all time. Take a look at the full article and see for yourself. Here’s a look at our New Zealand famous jingle.


Our Goal

At NOVUS, we believe that it is our responsibility to consistently provide the highest quality of service and products in the market. This means going beyond customer expectations and doing what is right. It includes being a good neighbour in the community, holding oneself accountable to both our fellow franchisees and the entire NOVUS organisation, and integrating social and environmental priorities within our service.

By choosing NOVUS for your glass repairs, you are being serviced by “The Windscreen Repair Experts”, who offer uncompromising quality and value in NOVUS products and service delivered by people who care.

Franchise Opportunities

Novus is a global brand with a presence in more than 40 countries and more than 2100 locations worldwide. Over 25 million Novus repairs have been performed worldwide which has allowed the Novus brand to become so widely recognised and respected as the inventor and premier provider of the windscreen repair process that its name is virtually synonymous with windscreen repair. A Novus franchise opportunity offers an established, successful business; a name with recognized market value; a reputation for product and service excellence; and equally important, the continuing advice, expertise, services, supplies and equipment of the Novus brand. If you are interested in owning a Novus franchise,
please contact us.