ALLDATA Signs Reseller Agreement with CAB Group AB in Sweden
ALLDATA Expands European Distribution of ALLDATA Repair Through CAB Group’s platform to Streamline Mechanical and Body Work from Estimate to Vehicle Repair
Cologne, Germany – May 2, 2017 – ALLDATA Europe GmbH, an affiliate of ALLDATA LLC, announced it has signed a reseller agreement with CAB Group AB. Headquartered in Sweden, CAB Group AB has branch offices in Norway, Germany, and Finland. Its software systems and services streamline repair processes for customers in the automotive repair and estimating sectors, including more than 3,000 workshops in Northern Europe. The agreement enables ALLDATA to serve CAB Group AB customers with OEM mechanical and collision repair information available through ALLDATA Repair.
“ALLDATA is pleased to expand through Western Europe and to serve the collision market with ALLDATA Repair,” said Kevin Culmo, General Manager and Managing Director, ALLDATA Europe GmbH, and Group Vice President, ALLDATA LLC. “ALLDATA is the only company in Europe providing a comprehensive source of original manufacturer information for collision repair encompassing body and frame information, handling of new materials, evolving technologies, electronic systems and sectioning and structural procedures.” Culmo adds, “Our relationship with CAB Group AB is ideal, because we focus on improving workshop efficiency and optimizing the workflow with innovative solutions. With ALLDATA Repair, the CABAS-enabled workshops will have a unique set of tools to streamline their repair processes and improve profitability.”
“At CAB Group, everything we do is about optimizing the line,” said Krister Werner, Director Business Unit Motor, CAB Group AB. “CAB Group workshops process millions of estimates annually through our CABAS claims estimating system in Northern Europe. The ability to offer ALLDATA Repair directly to our customers supports our mission to create efficiency and repair quality. As the predominant provider of solutions to more than 3,000 CABAS workshops in Northern Europe, CAB Group continuously delivers new solutions to streamline the entire repair process. Werner adds, “The agreement with ALLDATA exemplifies our commitment to provide customers with innovative solutions to make them successful.”
ALLDATA provides unedited OEM repair and diagnostic information, advanced searching capability, wiring diagrams, maintenance interval and service schedules, and more within a single easy-to-use portal. In addition to mechanical repair information, ALLDATA Repair contains original manufacturer collision procedures making it the most complete source of OEM automotive information in the industry. Available in five languages, the European version of ALLDATA Repair contains 22 brands with more than 450 makes, 28 million pages, and 25,000 engine combinations. ALLDATA sells direct to workshops and through a network of more than 20 partners in more than seven countries.
“ALLDATA has served the automotive collision industry in the U.S. for years, and now we are expanding further into Europe,” explains Mitch Major, President of ALLDATA, LLC. “CAB Group has a sophisticated workflow system from estimate to repair. With ALLDATA Repair OEM mechanical and collision information, we can help ensure safe, accurate, and reliable repairs to CAB Group’s workshop network. ALLDATA remains focused on helping automotive workshops and technicians do the job right. With ALLDATA Repair, CABAS workshops have a competitive advantage through a combination of technological solutions.”
ALLDATA, founded in 1986 with more than 100,000 automotive repair and collision shop subscribers, is the leading provider of manufacturers’ service and repair information, shop management software and customer relations tools for the automotive repair and collision industries. Professional automotive repair shops across North America depend on ALLDATA for their automotive repair information needs and to purchase parts from more than 3,400 AutoZone Commercial program locations.
ALLDATA Repair® is the leading provider of comprehensive, factory-correct repair information for the automotive industry—and it includes expert repair support in ALLDATA Community. ALLDATA Collision® is the single source of OEM collision repair information, delivering unedited and regularly updated information for structural repairs, mechanical and diagnostic information. The ALLDATA Mobile app, combined with a tablet, makes vehicle information and ALLDATA Repair available right at the vehicle to speed repairs. ALLDATA® Manage OnlineTM is a comprehensive shop management system that offers anytime, anywhere access to create quotes and invoices, electronically order parts, manage bays and technicians and track shop profitability. ALLDATA Tech-Assist provides one-on-one assistance by phone from ASE Certified Master Technicians to help diagnose and solve tough repairs. Visit www.alldata.com for more information.
About ALLDATA Europe GmbH
ALLDATA Europe GmbH, based in Cologne, Germany, is an affiliate of ALLDATA LLC. Established in 2009, ALLDATA Europe GmbH provides automotive repair shops with complete and accurate original OE manufacturer repair data not previously available in Europe. In 2011, ALLDATA first introduced ALLDATA Repair for the European market, which is available in five languages and used by more than 5,000 customers in more than 20 countries. Visit www.alldataeurope.com for more information.
About AutoZone (NYSE:AZO):
As of February 11, 2017, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 5,346 AutoZone stores in 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., and 491 stores in Mexico, 26 IMC branches and nine stores in Brazil for a total count of 5,814.
AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each AutoZone store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts. IMC branches carry an extensive line of original equipment quality import replacement parts. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through www.autozone.com, and accessories, performance and replacement parts through www.autoanything.com, and our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com and www.imcparts.net. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.