ALLDATA Europe GmbH, an affiliate of ALLDATA LLC, a leading provider of manufacturers’ automotive repair information and solutions for the professional automotive service and repair industry, has signed a reseller agreement with Rhiag Group, an affiliate of LKQ Corp., and an 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 seven 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.”