There is an option for Automaster to buy the remaining 30% by 2009.
Graham Goodchild, managing director of Automaster UK, says: “Our strength is having a true Windows-based DMS, rather than some who use software to emulate Windows. This is why GM has endorsed us in the UK and we will announce further progress soon.”
One of the attractions of KBA for Automaster was its association with Sage which began a decade ago. Goodchild was previously director of KBA Computer Systems. It is one of three systems adopted by Vauxhall.
“The Automaster DMS has more than 20 installations in the UK and Ireland, and is operating in more than 1,000 dealerships globally,” says Goodchild. “It is strong in managing large multi-franchise dealer groups.”