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ALLDATA Europe Showcases Its New Product, ALLDATA(R) Repair(SM) for European Market

Monday, September 10, 2012

ALLDATA Europe Showcases Its New Product, ALLDATA(R) Repair(SM) for European Market00:00 EDT Monday, September 10, 2012FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALLDATA Europe GmbH, the European subsidiary of ALLDATA LLC, the leading provider of manufacturers' vehicle repair information and solutions for the U.S. professional automotive service and collision repair industries, announced today that ALLDATA Repair, its first product designed specifically for the European market is being introduced to the public for the first time this week at Automechanika in Frankfurt. Show visitors can see a demo of ALLDATA Repair in Hall 9.1, Booth E10. ALLDATA Repair was created by experts for experts. With more than 25 years of experience and a dedicated team behind it, ALLDATA Repair for Europe is the most comprehensive automotive repair database in the industry. ALLDATA Europe obtains OE (original equipment) data directly from the vehicle manufacturers and is authorized to make it available to repair shops. The factory-correct information in ALLDATA Repair for Europe is not edited or redrawn, and it will cover all major manufacturers as it grows. The data includes: Unedited repair procedures, diagrams and specifications Detailed error codes and diagnostic test charts Electrical wiring diagrams including adapter plugs and locations of parts and cable bundles Current TSBs (technical service bulletins), recall campaigns and factory updates Filling Quantities Tightening Torques Mode 6 data including PIDs, TIDs, CIDs and scaling Factory recommended maintenance schedules and more Data is available in multiple languages: English, German, Spanish, French and Italian ALLDATA currently is an official licensee of information for twelve brands: Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ford, Opel, VW, Mini, Skoda, Smart, Citroen, Fiat, Renault and Peugeot. The first brands available online in September are Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Ford. Information for Opel, VW, Mini, Skoda, Smart, Citroen, Fiat, Renault, and Peugeot is available through the ALLDATA Info Center, in the product. "ALLDATA Repair gives European shops a depth of information they didn't have before," said Uli Zehnpfenning, CEO and Managing Director, ALLDATA Europe. "We are the first to provide this level of detail to the European market. At ALLDATA, you don't only find some information about a car brand, you find all of it." In the European version of ALLDATA Repair, the original tree structure of the respective OE manufacturer is preserved, and advanced search logic facilitates the retrieval of information. This structure ensures all available data is maintained. Unlike existing systems in Europe, ALLDATA Repair is focused on a consistent text search allowing users to search for familiar terms and then displaying matching information. The user does not need to learn new concepts or get used to a new way to search for information. "Repair shops have benefited from ALLDATA Repair for 25 years in the U.S.," said Michael Krampe, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, ALLDATA Europe. "Now repair shops in Europe can leverage that expertise while repairing vehicles back to OE standards with confidence." After Automechanika, ALLDATA Repair will be distributed by resellers throughout Europe.About ALLDATA Europe ALLDATA Europe was formed in 2009 to provide complete and accurate OE repair information, not available before in Europe. In 2011, ALLDATA Europe began efforts to create and launch ALLDATA Repair for the European market. Earlier this year, a beta version of ALLDATA Repair was released to give European repair shops the ability to test the product and provide feedback while working on actual vehicles. That beta test is ongoing. ALLDATA Europe is based in Cologne, Germany with a dedicated staff and Info Center which can provide information not yet available in the online product. For more information in Europe, visit or in the US, visit Media Contact Information: Michael Krampe AutoZone Contact Information: Media: Ray Pohlman, 866.966.3017 Financial: Brian Campbell, 901.495.7005