Vivid Automotive Data & Media B.V. and DVSE GmbH join forces to develop an innovative concept for the workshop of the future!
10-year partnership between Vivid and German car parts catalogue supplier DVSE sealed with a strategic contract
30th April 2012 – Vivid Automotive Data & Media B.V., a major European supplier of technical data for the automotive industry, has signed a partnership contract with DVSE, suppliers of online catalogues for the automotive sector. Vivid and DVSE have worked together for ten years on the development of the TOPMOTIVE catalogue system of tools and parts for the automotive aftermarket. The two companies joined forces today to develop new concepts for independent workshops, inspired by new technological developments including tablets.
Without a parts catalogue and technical data, even the best organized independent workshop or most efficient parts supplier cannot operate efficiently. Vivid and DVSE's extensive knowledge and experience enable them to develop innovative processes for the independent workshop of the future, using the latest technology and integrating Vivid’s technical data. These processes help make the repair and servicing of vehicles more efficient. Ease of use, breadth of content and reliability are the essential components of a virtual parts catalogue.
The TOPMOTIVE initiative by Vivid, DVSE and AwDoc is a good example of a comprehensive virtual parts catalogue. Vivid offers workshops its Vivid SmartFIX™ solution, giving direct access to a database of technical service bulletins (TSB's) and recall bulletins from over forty vehicle manufacturers. Technical specialists at Vivid filter the data and make the relevant information instantly available to mechanics via Vivid SmartFIX™, assisting mechanics to identify known mechanical problems quickly and saving time on repairs by giving independent workshops access to the same knowledge formerly only available to franchised dealer networks.
"We are proud of our strategic collaboration with DVSE," said Peter van der Galiën, Vivid's Sales & Marketing Director. "We have been collaborating for ten years now and know each other very well. We both have considerable knowledge and experience. The products and services resulting from this collaboration are more than the sum of their parts. Automotive companies will profit from the gains in efficiency delivered by our innovative solutions."
In recent months, Vivid has also signed distribution agreements with Kühne Automotive B.V. and GroupAuto Italië s.c.a.r.l.
Vivid and DVSE will be present at the Automechanika exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany. Both companies will be represented at the TOPMOTIVE booth from 11 to 16 September 2012.
DVSE is a leading European company specialising in catalogue and information systems for vehicle manufacturers, independent workshops and the automotive industry. These products are offered through the TOPMOTIVE brand. DVSE was founded in 1994 by Udo Knabe-Paulsen and Michael Konz, together with the software company MSD Computer & Software. The Head Office is located in Bargteheide near Hamburg, Germany. Over time, DVSE has acquired its founding partner MSD Computer & Software, AWDOC, MSDas automotive's software and Reznet Netzwerk. DVSE has offices in Stuttgart (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Linden (England) and Tîrgu Mures (Romania). The company employs over eighty people. More information is available on www.dvse.de
Vivid Automotive Data & Media B.V. is the European market leader in online technical data for the automotive aftermarket. The company delivers its multilingual database of maintenance and diagnostics data for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and trucks. Approximately 40,000 customers in Europe use Vivid. The technical data is distributed by the leading independent parts distributors in the aftermarket and also by suppliers of diagnostic equipment. For more information visit: www.vivid-europe.com.
Vivid Automotive Data & Media B.V.
Peter van der Galiën
Telephone: +31 (0)6 46 35 31 39
Gijs van Beek
Telephone: +31 (0)30 656 5070