A new online tyre price comparison service has launched, aiming to provide UK motorists with an online tool to choose their tyres quickly and easily, and bringing together products from a wide variety of retail businesses. Motokiki’s comparison engine is designed to offer an impartial whole of market price comparison of tyres from a broad range of suppliers, as well as tyre label result comparison, and the location in which they can be fitted. The company initially comprises 20 staff in offices a short walk from Port Talbot railway station, working on the technical development and marketing of the website, with other aspects of the business outsourced to teams around the country, such as its London-based communications agency, FWD Consulting. Tyres & Accessories travelled to south Wales in late November to attend the launch, with Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”) and the Development Bank of Wales, which have collectively made an equity investment of £3 million in the company, also represented.
As DriveRight embarked on its fitment data business back in 2001, the DriveRight logo gained recognition in the wheel and tyre industry. 15 years on, the company has decided it needs “a small brand adjustment” to more accurately reflect what we the firm does – to tell a bit more of the story, so to speak.
Global wheel and tyre data specialist DriveRightData is to offer “global representation” and present a new product – TyreFit 5.0 – at Reifen 2016.
After acquiring a six-figure venture capital sum from financiers Finance Wales, the company has undertaken a period of rapid expansion, opening sales outlets in the USA, South Korea and Brazil and taken up a new facility at MIRA near Birmingham, UK.
DriveRight Data has appointed Ji Hyun Kim as vice president – sales of the Asia Pacific region for a newly opened office in Seoul, South Korea.
Korea has become the fifth largest in the global automotive industry measured by local production and export volume respectively and the latest appointment supports an important region in our company’s global support network.
DriveRight is promoting its database of CAD drawings and other brake caliper data for all the latest models and post-production vehicles. According to the company, the system, which is pitched at wheel manufacturers amongst others, covers “almost all vehicles”.
DriveRight Data has appointed Keith Jordan as board chairman as the company expands its global operations.
A recent partnership with long term financier Finance Wales is designed to facilitate strategy to strengthen the company’s position of preferred supplier of fitment data to the global wheel and tyre industry, coupled with a plan to establish new business units within emerging countries and enhance its international presence in the market.
DriveRight, the global vehicle fitment data specialist, has secured a six-figure equity and mezzanine investment from Finance Wales to fund its ongoing expansion into new markets in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
The DriveRight group has migrated to a cloud platform in order to future proof services. The leading independent provider of international wheel and tyre data reports that it can now offer services for tyre, wheels and vehicle data as a cloud-based solution. Within the past six months DriveRight has gradually transferred its IT infrastructure to […]
DriveRight has made Sacha Hold responsible for the worldwide sales activities of the independent supplier of international wheel and tyre data. As the chief marketing officer (CMO), Hold leads the international sales team of the company which has its headquarters in Cardiff, Wales. In this position, he has been appointed to the leadership team of […]
DriveRight, a leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre data is partnering with autoaid, a German supplier of internet-based vehicle diagnosis software. DriveRight will now distribute autoaid’s products in the UK and New Zealand and function as the local point of contact for autoaid’s solutions. DriveRight, headquartered in Cardiff, Wales, and founded in 2001, is […]
Tyre, wheel and automotive data firm DriveRight reports that it will soon be offering TPMS CAD analysis. In a recent newsletter the company reports that it has a number of different CAD drawings of OE and AM tyre pressure monitoring sensors from a variety of manufacturers (including Alligator, Schrader, Huf and VDO/Continental).
DriveRight has had vehicle data with OE tyre and wheel application data, based on the AAIA (Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association) US industry standard, available for some time in flat files. However, this is said to have made it hard for small to medium-sized companies to implement the data into their systems. With DriveRight’s AAIA API webservices, this information can now be easily implemented directly into customer websites. This provides a system which is capable of allowing searches to be performed for a vehicle based on the AAIA standard. The search can be by year, manufacturer, model, body type and finally sub-models. This returns the OE tyre and wheel application or the relevant wheel and tyre products.
While we know that something like 20,000 people attend the Reifen show in Essen at the end of May, you may be surprised to learn that data and software firm DriveRight is claiming that as many as 10 per cent of these approached the company during the event. According to DriveRight, 64 per cent of enquires were from international clients.
Software and data firm DriveRight reports that it will release a variety of new products including a new version of TyreFit (version 4.0) at the Reifen exhibition in Essen, Germany in a week’s time.
At Essen, DriveRight is to release the next version of TyreFit 4.0 which has a new integrated search for tyre product data including images and label information. A new wheel database with multiple search functions as well as TPMS data in the vehicle database is also included in this one tool.