ALLDATA Brings Automotive Repair Information to European Repair Shops US Market Leader expands to Europe
Elk Grove, CA – October 12, 2011 – ALLDATA LLC,
the leading provider of manufacturers’ automotive repair
information and solutions for the professional automotive service
and collision repair industries in the US, announced today that
it will enter the European market.
The US market leader, ALLDATA expands to Europe with licensed
original manufacturer automotive repair data. The company has
hired three industry experts who are experienced in processing
technical data, as well as, the open automotive aftermarket. Uli
Zehnpfennig, Michael Stopka and Michael Krampe form the European
core management team for ALLDATA’s European launch in Cologne,
Germany. The team has held management positions for the data
expert TecDoc for many years.
“ALLDATA’s European market entry is an exciting next step in the
evolution of ALLDATA and in the use of technical information in
the European Aftermarket,” says Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President
and CEO of AutoZone, Inc., ALLDATA’s parent company. “This new
venture will focus on delivering high quality technical data
directly from the manufacturing source using ALLDATA’s intuitive
common user interface supported by their industry leading
As in the U.S, ALLDATA’s information is based on the original
vehicle manufacturer’s data and will be available online. Access
to this information will fulfill a large need for European repair
shops, giving them the ability to repair vehicles to
manufacturers’ standards. In particular, where service and recall
data is concerned, independent repair shops are challenged with
gaining access to the latest data. That lack of information can
sometimes result in services not carried out according to
“With ALLDATA, technicians will have the ability to verify their
work was completed according to manufacturers’ specifications,“
says Uli Zehnpfennig, Managing Director of ALLDATA Germany GmbH.
“ALLDATA is committed to bringing its high quality standard to
Europe as it has done in the United States,” he further explains.
“The GVO (group exemption regulation) and the provisions in
regard to Euro5/6 laid the positive foundations in Europe for the
supply of technical information for repair shops. In the US, we
are the market leader with more than 80,000 subscribers and we
want to provide European shops the same quality data,” adds Jeff
Lagges, President of ALLDATA LLC. “We have been an active part of
the US market since 1986 and we have gained extensive expertise
in publishing automotive technical data. Together with our parent
company, AutoZone, we are excited about expanding into Europe.”
ALLDATA has established licensing agreements with manufacturers
that cover the majority of the European vehicle population and
has plans to publish the information in multiple languages.
ALLDATA also plans to integrate with existing standard interfaces
to increase ease of use for customers.