ALLDATA celebrates 25th anniversary

ALLDATA LCC, with more than 80,000 automotive repair and collision shop subscribers for its manufacturers' service and repair information, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

"In 1986 our founders had a vision," says ALLDATA President Jeff Lagges. "Since then, we have continued to lead the industry with innovative products that drive efficiencies and profitability throughout a shop's operations. We like to say that we offer 'counter-to-fender' solutions, and it's true. Our growth has been a direct result of anticipating needs and listening to our customers. We owe a great debt to our customers for helping us develop products that have a positive impact on their businesses."

The electronic automotive repair information industry was created with the founding of ALLDATA by a visionary team led by Rod Georgiu, ALLDATA reports. Since its inception, the company has been headquartered in Elk Grove, Calif. In 1996, ALLDATA was purchased by AutoZone Inc. to complement its growing professional auto parts business.

In addition to the service and repair information, the company provides 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 2,200 AutoZone Commercial program locations,” the company says.

To continue to meet customers' needs, ALLDATA launched a new generation of products within the last year: ALLDATA Repair S3000 and ALLDATA Collision S3500. In addition, the company introduced a major update to its fast-selling strategic shop management system, ALLDATA Manage. ALLDATA Market, a customer communications tool, is also rapidly gaining in popularity, the company reports.

"We have just one overriding goal," commented Lagges, "to help our customers succeed. We look ahead and see only greater success, just as those who established ALLDATA envisioned."

For more information about ALLDATA and its products, visit www.alldata.com or call (800) 697-2533.

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