HaynesPro, the professional data solutions business of Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C. (“Haynes”), is strengthening its UK online technical data presence today with the acquisition of E3 Technical.
The acquisition sees HaynesPro taking on all of E3 Technical’s direct and indirect business from Carweb Ltd, a subsidiary of Solera Holdings Inc. This includes: Repair and Maintenance Information (RMI); Vehicle Registration Mark (VRM) look-up software; associated helpdesks; and a number of Carweb’s employees. All customer contracts relating to the E3 Technical business will transfer to HaynesPro.
HaynesPro is a leading provider of online automotive workshop data. Serving more than 50,000 workshops through its European partners, it has been collaborating with Carweb since 2009.
The acquisition will deepen HaynesPro’s relationships with UK automotive professionals: the addition of E3 Technical’s support desk and VRM services will allow HaynesPro to enhance services to its UK partners and customers. The E3 Technical team will now have direct access to HaynesPro’s WorkshopData, the RMI database which is based on manufacturers’ information. A team of high-level data and IT staff will also ensure an uninterrupted supply of services and data across the UK customer base.
Peter van der Galiën, Managing Director of HaynesPro, said: “This acquisition is an important milestone in our European growth strategy and significantly enhances HaynesPro’s data offering. Having worked with the E3 Technical team for many years, we know that we are bringing on board the best talent and capabilities in the industry.”
Darryl Watts, former E3 Technical Sales Director and new HaynesPro UK Managing Director, said: “We are excited to be joining the HaynesPro team. The acquisition reflects our strong commitment to providing UK partners and customers with the best possible technical data solutions. It also guarantees the continuity of existing services, without any interruptions during the hand-over, and ensures the development of future products to meet customer and partner needs.”