Data publishers association created

Representatives of independent automotive data publishing companies have created a new European Industry Association in Brussels.

The newly created ‘European Independent Automotive Data Publishers Association’, referred to as ADPA, has been formed to ensure fair access to automotive data and information.

It will also provide competitive framework conditions for independent data publishers. This will allow the publishers to be able to design and provide competitive, innovative and multibrand products and services to the automotive aftermarket.

The founding Members of ADPA are Autodata, Robert Bosch GmbH, HaynesPro, Hella Gutman Solutions, Sator Holding LKQ and TecRMI.

ADPA president Ralf Pelkmann said, ‘It is an historic day for the data publishing industry to join forces in view of keeping track of market and EU political developments and of speaking with one voice. Major industry players are represented in the association and we are all proud of this significant achievement.’

Peter Van der Galiën, ADPA’s Vice-President, added, ‘By making sure that the independent aftermarket operators get all the information they need, the association will ultimately enable competitive choice to motoring consumer and businesses in the care of all vehicles.’