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Vehicle maintenance sector gets new quality stamp for repair data

Ralf Pelkmann, president of the European Independent Automotive Data Publishers Association (ADPA)

The European Independent Automotive Data Publishers Association (ADPA) has launched a new quality stamp certifying the vehicle repair data its member companies provide.

The newly launched label ensures that automotive data publishers sourcing repair and maintenance information they process from the vehicle manufacturers, themselves.

The label is based on strong requirements, said the ADPA, making it possible for automotive data publishers to join the association and obtain it if they follow the standards in terms of data sourcing.

With the advent of electro-mobility and connected cars, processes to service, maintain and repair vehicles are becoming increasingly complex, said the ADPA, making it crucial for workshops to get up-to-date and harmonised repair and maintenance information.

Ralf Pelkmann, president of the ADPA, said: “With regard to current and future developments and the ever-increasing complexity of vehicle repair and maintenance information, an extremely high-quality standard in terms of data publishing is more important than ever before – and all our members live up to this.”

Eight members are currently holders of the ADPA label: Autodata in the UK, Alldata Europe, HaynesPro, Hella Gutmann Solutions A/S, Robert Bosch, TecAlliance, Tekné Consulting Srl and Topmotive/DVSE.

Online workshops to learn more about the initiative will be organised in the coming months, to present the ADPA label in more detail and what it stands for to the aftermarket commumity. 

The ADPA aims to ensure fair access to automotive data and information and to provide competitive framework conditions for independent data publishers.

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