Creation of the Automotive Data Publishers Association

January 2016

Representatives of major independent automotive data publishing companies decided to join forces and founded on 21st January 2016 a new European Industry Association in Brussels.


The newly created “European Independent Automotive Data Publishers Association”, referred to as ADPA, has been formed to ensure fair access to automotive data and information and to provide competitive framework conditions for independent data publishers. This will allow the publishers to be able to design and provide competitive, innovative and multibrand products and services to operators of the automotive aftermarket.

The founding Members of ADPA are Autodata, Robert Bosch, HaynesPro, Hella Gutmann Solutions, Sator Holding LKQ and TecRMI.

“It is an historic day for the data publishing industry to join forces in view of keeping track of market and EU political developments and of speaking with one voice. Major industry players are represented in the association and we are all proud of this significant achievement,” said Ralf Pelkmann (TecRMI), ADPA’s President

Peter van der Galiën (HaynesPro), ADPA’s Vice-President, adds “by making sure that the independent aftermarket operators get all the information they need, the association will ultimately enable competitive choice to motoring consumer and businesses in the care of all vehicles”.

For further information, please contact Sylvia Gotzen, ADPA Chief Executive, or Laurence Eeckhout, ADPA EU Affairs Manager, under +32 (0)27619510 or

From left to right: Nick van de Belt (HaynesPro), Peter van der Galiën (HaynesPro), Ralf Pelkmann (TecRMI), Michael Pedersen (Hella Gutmann Solutions), Mark Trepte (Autodata), Harald Neumann (Robert Bosch), Frank Barth (Sator Holding - LKQ)


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