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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Strong interest in standardised data and digitised process solutions at Automechanika Shanghai 2020

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

This year, Automechanika in Shanghai (AMS) was held for the first time as a hybrid event. Despite the difficult situation due to COVID-19, Asia's most important trade fair for the automotive aftermarket once again offered visitors a very special experience, both on site and online. TecAlliance, one of the leading data specialists in the automotive aftermarket, honoured parts manufacturers from the Asian region whose data meet the strict quality requirements of the TecDoc standard in an exceptional manner with the TecAlliance Awards 2020. Both the awards ceremony and TecAlliance’s offering at the trade fair met with great interest.

“This year, the interest in our services has increased once again, especially in the TecAlliance China E-Catalogue and our data services,” Matthias Moritz, Managing Director of TecAlliance Asia, is pleased to report. “Even more trade fair visitors came to our booth than last year and their feedback was thoroughly positive. Both data suppliers and data users are glad that TecAlliance has established itself as a reliable long-term partner in China. They trust that we will accompany them with our current and planned solutions and services in the coming years to support them in developing their domestic and international business activities,” says Moritz.

Tailor-made offers for the Asia-Pacific region
Asia is an important market for TecAlliance that has enormous potential. Through its subsidiaries in Shanghai (China), Yongin (Korea) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), TecAlliance is serving the Asia-Pacific region, offering a comprehensive portfolio tailored to local requirements.

TecAlliance's first highlight at Automechanika Shanghai 2020 was the China E-Catalog based on the China ID. The data pool includes local vehicle and article data as well as detailed vehicle descriptions with photos; it is continuously being expanded. Entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) enables 95 percent unique identification of the vehicle and the matching parts.

Parts manufacturers in Asia-Pacific know they can rely on the know-how and expertise of TecAlliance data specialists for data management. The second highlight, the “do it for me” services, met with great interest among the trade fair visitors: TecAlliance takes over the formatting and processing of the data for the data suppliers. This allows product managers to focus on the most important parts and accelerate the time to market.

As a third highlight at the trade fair, TecAlliance presented the Order Manager solution for optimising order-to-invoice processes. The B2B platform includes several modules: for the efficient processing of orders (Order), electronic invoicing (e-Invoicing), warranty and returns processing (Warranty & Returns) and the delivery of item and price information (CMD)

TecAlliance Award 2020 for the best data suppliers in Asia
At Automechanika Shanghai on 2 December 2020, TecAlliance honoured the best data suppliers from the Asia-Pacific region whose data fully meets the strict quality requirements of the TecDoc standard.
In early November, TecAlliance had launched a campaign on WeChat where the public could vote for their favourite brand in the “Most Popular Brand” category. Within two weeks, 86,769 votes were submitted. The three winners are all Chinese brands, highlighting the increasing importance of TecAlliance for local brands.

The award ceremony was attended by about 80 participants on site at the booth; in addition, 43,000 viewers watched the award ceremony via the live stream. The following TecAlliance Awards were presented in 2020:

Most Updated Data: Brands with the most frequent data updates
1. TMD Enterprise Management(Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
2. Otto Zimmermann GmbH

Best Coverage: Brands with the best car parc coverage
1. LPR (Zhuhai) Auto Parts Ltd.
2. Zhejiang Gold Intelligent Suspension Corp.

Best New Vehicle Coverage: Brands with the best coverage for new vehicle models (January to June 2020)
1. LPR (Zhuhai) Auto Parts Ltd.

Best Integration: Brands with the best data integration
1. MANN+HUMMEL Filter (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
2. Dana Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Best Data Quality: Brands with the highest overall score for update frequency, parts coverage and data completeness
1. TMD Enterprise Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
2. ZF Services (China) Co., Ltd.

Most Popular Brand: Brands with the most votes in the WeChat voting
2. Shenzhen Meridian Parts Company

“We thank all participants and congratulate the winners on their well-deserved success,” says Moritz. He draws a positive conclusion from the trade fair: “It was a week full of information, exciting moments and exchanges of experiences. Our team received a lot of helpful feedback and suggestions to take our solutions to the next level.”