ALLDATA Europe GmbH, an affiliate of ALLDATA LLC, , announced it has signed a reseller agreement with Rhiag Group, an affiliate of LKQ Corporation, to enhance ALLDATA’s ability to serve the Italian market with OEM diagnostic and repair information. LKQ announced an agreement to acquire Rhiag in January 2016. The company has operations in Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Poland and Spain.
“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.”
“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.”