HaynesPro, previously known as Vivid Automotive Data & Media, was established in 1995. Its founders shared a unique vision of how automotive data should be delivered in the electronic age. Until then, such data was primarily distributed in printed form. From the outset, we have focused exclusively on e-publishing, and the production and development of technical data products for use across a broad range of electronic media such as CD, DVD or nowadays the internet.
Much has changed since 1995. We’ve not only expanded our database to include light commercial vehicles and trucks, we’ve also introduced many new products and we are offering our products through various media and business models. The HaynesPro network now spans six offices, from which we serve almost the entire EU region.
Vivid was acquired by Haynes Publishing Group in 2008. Headquartered in Sparkford (UK), Haynes is the worldwide leader in the production and sale of automotive and motorcycle repair manuals, with a 50-year history of success in automotive publishing.
As an official publisher of technical data, HaynesPro provides technical data based on OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) information. To safeguard quality, all information is edited by qualified and experienced technical staff.
In addition to publishing quality data, we have led the way in developing innovative IT solutions. We were the first organization to distribute automotive data via web services. In 2010, we launched an intelligent, step-by-step diagnostics module (HaynesPro VESA™) which allows mechanics to trace and fix electronic faults. In recognition of its revolutionary structure, the module was displayed in the innovation section of Automechanika 2010. At Automechanika 2012 in Frankfurt, Vivid Automotive Data & Media announced that it had changed its name to HaynesPro. At the same show we introduced 3 new products which will allow us to grow our business outside the European Union and in new automotive market sectors.
HaynesPro maintains offices in Leusden (the Netherlands – head office), Bucharest (Romania), Turin (Italy), Barcelona (Spain), Ilkley (United Kingdom) and Paris (France). The HaynesPro staff currently numbers around 111.