Infopro Digital & HaynesPro have joined forces to create a leading global information services provider in the automotive industry.
Two of the world’s leading automotive data companies have joined forces to create a leading global information services provider in the automotive industry.
Haynes, with its presence in the UK, the US, Continental Europe and Australia is a leading multi-national supplier of content, data and innovative workflow solutions for the automotive industry and motorists as well as an iconic brand for all motor enthusiasts.
Combining Infopro Digital’s own automotive division (“Infopro Digital Automotive”) with Haynes and leveraging both companies' datasets, customer bases and existing international operations, creates a compelling product proposition for the enlarged Group’s partners who are increasingly seeking international software, data and insight solutions.
Commenting on the acquisition, Christophe Czajka, Founder and Executive Chairman of Infopro Digital, said:
"At Infopro Digital we have long respected Haynes' spirit of innovation and its reputation for excellence. With a deeply complementary product set and geographic footprint, the combined companies have an opportunity to serve our clients more effectively and to build on both organisations' history of creating innovative, transformative products that the automotive industry has come to value. We are committed to working together to create a company that will continue to help define the future of automotive data."
Further, Julien Elmaleh, CEO of Infopro Digital said:
“Haynes is an extraordinary brand underpinned by unique products and services and most importantly, a talented and dedicated team of people. We believe this is the start of a great story where, together, we will build on our respective strengths and cement our position as a leading automotive data company and make our products and services available to even more customers worldwide.”
Infopro Digital Automotive’s business - including its brands E.T.A.I, Inovaxo and Autronica - and Haynes’ Professional business - including HaynesPro, OATS and E3 Technical - will be jointly led by Jean-Michel Poissonnier and Peter van der Galiën.
Peter van der Galiën – Managing Director HaynesPro Group, commenting on the acquisition said:
“This presents a unique opportunity to reinforce both companies’ leading positions in our markets and better serve our customers. Together with Jean-Michel, we have already begun identifying opportunities to widen the products and services we deliver to our clients and we look forward to benefiting from E.T.A.I.’s expertise and the wider Infopro Digital Group’s technological capabilities, whilst we bring HaynesPro’s innovative products and leading data sets to the table.”