Latest addition to Experian’s automotive portfolio will enhance web-based data management solutions to the automotive industry.

Experian®, the global information solutions company, has acquired AutoLocate, the specialist software and e-business solutions organisation, from RCP Consultants Ltd. The acquisition reinforces the commitment of Experian’s Automotive division to expand the range of services it provides and invest in new technology to deliver innovative web-based solutions to the automotive industry.

As one of the first companies in the UK to realise the potential of the Internet for both car buyers and dealers, AutoLocate has extensive automotive market knowledge and specialises in the development of web-based solutions, including dealer website development, automated sales reporting and Internet-based data solutions. The company has an established automotive dealer client base.

Rob Whalley, Managing Director of Experian’s Automotive division, said:
“Experian has had unrivalled success in the automotive sector and is the number one supplier of vehicle data solutions, including our marketing-leading provenance product, Car Data Check. As an innovative business, we are always looking for new ways in which we can deliver real business benefits to our clients to help them improve their profitability and efficiency.

“AutoLocate’s technical and software expertise is a key strength in which Experian will invest – to expand our data management capabilities and web-based offerings. It will also help us to deliver new products, value-added services and capitalise on new Internet broadcast opportunities to distribute Experian’s trusted vehicle data across an extensive range of web portals. Our combined client base has many synergies and we are delighted to welcome AutoLocate onboard.”

This acquisition is consistent with Experian’s global strategy of acquiring complementary businesses that provide new products, new data or entry into new vertical or regional markets while leveraging the core asserts of Experian.

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About Experian

Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organisations and consumers. It helps organisations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. It empowers consumers to understand, manage and protect their personal information and assets. Experian works with more than 50,000 clients across diverse industries, including financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, insurance, retail and catalogue, automotive, manufacturing, leisure, utilities, e-commerce, property and government. Experian is a subsidiary of GUS plc and has headquarters in Nottingham, UK, and Costa Mesa, California. Its 12,000 people in 26 countries support clients in more than 60 countries. Annual sales exceed £1.3 billion.

For more information, visit the company’s website on www.experian.com.

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About Experian’s Automotive division

Experian’s Automotive division delivers information solutions to manufacturers, dealers, auction houses, finance and insurance companies and consumers. Experian’s range of solutions helps automotive clients to increase customer loyalty, target and win new business, and make better lending and vehicle purchasing decisions. Products include the market leading vehicle provenance products, Car Data Check and Vehicle Mileage Check, which are built on the most comprehensive vehicle and mileage databases ever assembled.

About AutoLocate

RCP Consultants Ltd is an established software company specialising in the supply and maintenance of high quality software to the banking and automotive industries. Under RCP, AutoLocate developed proven technical solutions for used vehicle inventory collection, enhancement and distribution.

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