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ALLDATA Signs Licensing Agreement With Volvo for the European Market

COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALLDATA Europe GmbH, an affiliate of ALLDATA LLC., the leading provider of manufacturers' automotive repair information and solutions for the professional automotive service and repair industry, announced it has signed a licensing agreement with Volvo to include manufacturer-specific repair information in ALLDATA Repair®. The agreement with Volvo brings the number of vehicle brands to more than 20, making ALLDATA Repair a comprehensive source of information for the European market.

"With this agreement, ALLDATA can now deliver Volvo repair and maintenance information for all models up to 2015," said Kevin Culmo, general manager and managing director, ALLDATA Europe GmbH, and group vice president, ALLDATA LLC. "We continue to aggressively add original OE repair information to ALLDATA Repair. When Repair is combined with our dedicated Info Center Support Team, we are uniquely positioned to help shops and technicians in the European market deliver automotive repairs that meet manufacturer standards and assure customers of quality workmanship."

ALLDATA supports authorized and independent automotive repair shops, including large franchise workshops and automotive centers/fast fitters. Using ALLDATA Repair, automotive repair shops can be sure their repairs meet manufacturer standards, which builds trust with their customers that they will receive quality service. This helps improve customer satisfaction and drives repeat business. Combined with the ALLDATA Info Center, a dedicated team of technical repair specialists located in Germany, ALLDATA supports European shops with a premium repair information solution that is proven to save time and money.

ALLDATA continues to demonstrate its commitment to providing unedited manufacturers' repair procedures in Europe and evolving ALLDATA Repair to meet customer needs. ALLDATA sells direct into Germany, the U.K., France and Italy. It also has a strong network of distributors and resellers whose shops rely on ALLDATA to increase productivity and accuracy, while maintaining the highest standard of repairs.

ALLDATA Repair for the European market contains more than 21 million articles and is available in five languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian and German). ALLDATA provides unedited manufacturer repair information, advanced searching capability, wiring diagrams, maintenance internal and service schedules and more within a single easy-to-use portal. ALLDATA is the industry standard, used by more than 300,000 technicians worldwide.

For more information about ALLDATA and ALLDATA Repair® please visit www.alldataeurope.com or www.alldata.com or call +49-221-534107-0.

About ALLDATA

ALLDATA, founded in 1986, with more than 80,000 automotive repair and collision shop subscribers, is the leading provider of manufacturers' service and repair information, shop management software and customer relations tools for the automotive repair and collision industries. Professional automotive repair shops across North America depend on ALLDATA for their automotive repair information needs and to purchase parts from more than 3,400 AutoZone Commercial program locations.

ALLDATA Repair® is the leading provider of comprehensive, factory-correct repair information for the automotive industry—and it includes expert repair support in ALLDATA Community. ALLDATA Collision® is the single source of OEM collision repair information, delivering unedited and regularly updated information for structural repairs, mechanical and diagnostic information. The ALLDATA Mobile app, combined with a tablet, makes vehicle information and ALLDATA Repair available right at the vehicle to speed repairs. ALLDATA® Manage OnlineTM is a comprehensive shop management system that offers anytime, anywhere access to create quotes and invoices, electronically order parts, manage bays and technicians and track shop profitability. ALLDATA Tech-Assist provides one-on-one assistance by phone from ASE Certified Master Technicians to help diagnose and solve tough repairs. Visit www.alldata.com for more information.

About ALLDATA Europe GmbH

ALLDATA Europe GmbH, based in Cologne, Germany, is an affiliate of ALLDATA LLC. ALLDATA LLC was founded in 1986 and today services more than 86,000 repair and body shops on the American continent. The company is a leading supplier of original factory service and repair information, shop management software and customer relationship management applications for the automotive industry. ALLDATA Europe was established in 2009 to provide automotive repair shops with complete and accurate original OE manufacturer repair data not previously available in Europe. In 2011, ALLDATA launched ALLDATA Repair® for the European market, which is available in five languages with customers in more than 20 countries. Visit www.alldataeurope.com for more information.

About AutoZone

As of August 29, 2015, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 5,141 AutoZone stores in 49 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., and 441 stores in Mexico and seven stores in Brazil and 20 IMC branches for a total count of 5,609.

AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts. IMC branches carry an extensive line of OE quality import replacement parts. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through www.autozone.com, and accessories and performance parts through www.autoanything.com, and our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

CONTACT: Media Contact Information: ALLDATA Europe GmbH Julia Hilger at +49-221-534107-0 Julia.Hilger@alldata.com ALLDATA Tanushree Sircar at +1 916-478-3312 Tanushree.sircar@alldata.com AutoZone Contact Information Media: Ray Pohlman at 866-966-3017 ray.pohlman@autozone.com Financial: Brian Campbell at 901-495-7005 brian.campbell@autozone.com

Source:ALLDATA, LLC