Tweddle/Empolis Partnership Brings Disruptive Innovation to Automotive Repair

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. and KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany, June 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tweddle Group, a world leader in technical information services and Empolis Information Management GmbH, a leading provider of Smart Information Management software, have finalized a technological partnership for the global automotive market.

The partnership allows Tweddle to integrate Empolis' knowledge-based Smart Service® software into their Vehicle Relationship Management (VRM) platform. The combined solution will deliver faster, more intelligent technical information to service technicians for more reliable diagnostics, better repairs and reduced OEM warranty costs.

"We look forward to our mutual cooperation with Empolis," said Paul Wilbur, Tweddle Group's President and CEO. "Two highly innovative companies, working together on new IoT digital solutions, will create a dynamic new alliance to serve our global OEMs, T1 automotive suppliers and dealers with intelligent new PaaS products and related services."

"With Tweddle, we've found an important partner in the automotive industry," says Dr. Stefan Wess, Empolis CEO. "This is a great milestone for our company. It opens the door for us to have a profound and positive impact on the global automotive market."

About Tweddle Group

With over 700 employees and offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Tweddle Group is a leading provider of information and publishing solutions for automotive OEMs and their suppliers. Tweddle's unique combination of services encompasses content development, management and delivery of Vehicle Information to support OEM service and owner information initiatives. OEMs such as BMW, FCA, Ford, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota rely on Tweddle to deliver innovative solutions designed to increase customer satisfaction and enhance the owner information initiatives. Tweddle Group recently won 5 Silver and Bronze statues in the 2016 Telly Awards following 5 previous wins in 2015. Macomb County named the company their 2016 Champion of Workforce Development and they've been declared one of Michigan's Top Workplaces by the Detroit Free Press many times over. In 2015, Tweddle Group landed on Crain's Detroit's Fast 50, a list of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Southeast Michigan.

About Empolis Information Management

Empolis Smart Information Management® Software allows for comprehensive creation, management, analysis, intelligent processing and provision of all information relevant to a company's business processes. Empolis has been named multiple times in EContent's list of the "100 Top Companies in the Digital Content Industry", in "KMWorld's 100 Companies That Matter In Knowledge Management", and in "DBTA 100: The Companies That Matter Most in Data". Additionally, Empolis Smart Cloud is one of DBTA magazine's "Trend-Setting Products in Data for 2016". This clearly reinforces Empolis' approach of uniquely combining knowledge and content management according to the Empolis motto "the right information, at the right time, to the right person, on the desired device." In addition, Empolis has been named "Big Data Leader Germany" by the Experton Group for the third time in a row, and has been honored in the first edition, I4.0/IoT Vendor Benchmark 2016" with the acclaimed title of "Rising Star Germany 2016" in the category of "Industrial Big Data Analytics".

Many notable national and international companies and public sector institutions rely on Empolis solutions, based on more than 25 years of industry and process experience. Currently, around 500 Empolis installations exist around the world, and nearly 620,000 professional users rely on Empolis solutions on a daily basis to serve approximately 34 million end customers.

Empolis acts as a driving force in the development of innovative products and industry standards, participating in national and international research and development projects. Empolis is also an associate of the DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) and a member of the Fraunhofer IAIS (Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems) advisory board.


Paul B. Wilbur
Tweddle Group, Inc.

Martina Tomaschowski
Empolis Information Management GmbH
Europaallee 10
67657 Kaiserslautern
Phone: +49 631 68037-33
Cell: +49 170 233 7849


Source:Tweddle Group