ALLDATA Signs Reseller Agreement with Rhiag Group in Italy
ALLDATA Expanding Coverage of ALLDATA Repair in Italian Market through Partnership with Leading European Spare Parts Distribution Group
Cologne, Germany – March 6, 2017 – ALLDATA Europe GmbH, an affiliate of ALLDATA LLC, the leading provider of manufacturers’ automotive repair information and solutions for the professional automotive service and repair industry, announced it has signed a reseller agreement with Rhiag Group, an affiliate of LKQ Corporation, one of the leading international companies and Italian market leader of parts distribution for passengers’ cars, commercial and industrial vehicles. This relationship enhances ALLDATA’s ability to serve the Italian market with OEM diagnostic and repair information available through ALLDATA Repair.
“ALLDATA and Rhiag share a philosophy around innovation, recognizing it is central to the aftermarket success whether it’s through software solutions or distribution,” said Kevin Culmo, General Manager and Managing Director, ALLDATA Europe GmbH, and Group Vice President, ALLDATA LLC. “Our partnership with Rhiag Group will allow us to expand our presence in the Italian market. Like ALLDATA, Rhiag Group is committed to its customers, and the collaboration between our organizations will allow us to leverage Rhiag’s distribution network in Italy while integrating ALLDATA Repair into the workshop workflow, ultimately making the independent aftermarket more efficient and effective by completing quality work with unedited and original repair information.”
“We are pleased to offer ALLDATA Repair to our customers. As an Italian market leader, Rhiag has built its position by strengthening business relationships and continually offering new services to our customers,” said Paolo Vuillermin, CEO Rhiag Group Italy. “Our agreement with ALLDATA allows us to provide our customers a combination of innovative solutions designed to resolve industry challenges. It is a natural fit to pair Rhiag parts and advanced distribution availability and quality with ALLDATA’s unique OEM diagnostic and repair information for the independent aftermarket.”
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. 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 both direct to workshops and through a network of more than 20 partners in more than 7 countries.
“Rhiag Group is widely recognized in the Italian market and will be key to advancing the distribution of ALLDATA Repair,” said Mitch Major, President of ALLDATA, LLC. “With more than 35,000 independent workshops, Italy is poised for steady market growth. As the only source of original and unedited diagnostic and repair information, ALLDATA has a tremendous opportunity to help automotive workshops in Italy run their businesses more efficiently and best serve their customers by repairing to accurate manufacturer standards.”
ALLDATA® is the leading provider of unedited OEM (original equipment manufacturer) information for the automotive repair and collision industries. Founded in 1986, the Elk Grove, Calif.-based company has more than 100,000 subscribers in North America who rely on ALLDATA for OEM-accurate automotive service and collision repair information, shop management software, training, and customer relations tools.
ALLDATA’S flagship products, ALLDATA Repair® and ALLDATA Collision®, feature a factory-direct database of more than 38,000 engine-specific vehicles – 95% of all vehicles on the road today. ALLDATA Repair is the go-to source for comprehensive, factory-correct repair information for the automotive industry, and it includes expert repair technician support in ALLDATA® CommunitySM. 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® Online 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. ALLDATA® Training GarageSM is an online training resource with technical and business courses for shop staff and automotive students at all levels. 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.
About RHIAG GROUP:
Rhiag Group (www.rhiag.com) is a leading European multinational group in the distribution and sales of spare parts for passenger cars and industrial vehicles in the Independent Aftermarket. The Rhiag Group operates in 10 countries: Italy, Switzerland, The Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania, Poland and Spain. In the Italian aftermarket it has three companies: Rhiag, the leading company, Bertolotti and ERA. In Italy it operates through 17 distribution centers and 2 central warehouses serving over 4,000 customers. Since March 2016 has been part of LKQ Corporation.
About LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq: LKQ):
LKQ Corporation (www.lkqcorp.com), is a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ has operations in North America, Europe, and Taiwan. LKQ offers its customers a broad range of replacement systems, components, equipment and parts to repair and accessorize automobiles, trucks, and recreational and performance vehicles.