Infomedia and General Motors Sign Long Term Asia Pacific Data

 Licence  
Business Editors & Automotive Writers  
NARRABEEN, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2001--Automotive 
industry I.T. developer, Infomedia Ltd. today announced the signing of 
a 4 year exclusive data license agreement with General Motors' Asia 
Pacific to supply its Microcat(R) electronic parts catalog system to 
General Motors dealers in the region.  
Microcat is an electronic parts selling system for the automotive 
industry. It is designed to make the selection and sale of replacement 
parts quicker, easier and more accurate.  
Speaking from Japan, Richard Graham, Chairman and CEO of Infomedia 
Ltd. said, "The signing of this agreement represents a milestone for 
Microcat. It recognizes Infomedia's international depth and global 
expansion in the field of electronic parts catalogs."  
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Datateck Publishing Pty 
Limited, Infomedia and General Motors' Holden subsidiary have enjoyed 
a long and fruitful association in Australia and New Zealand. 
Initially, Datateck supplied microfiche parts catalogs for Holden 
vehicles in the 1970's, followed by the supply of the Partfinder(R) 
EPC system in the 1990's.  
Infomedia and General Motors are now working together throughout 
Asia Pacific to enhance the sales of genuine parts in the region. 
General Motors' dealers in Indonesia will be the first to benefit from 
the Microcat system, followed by eleven other Asia Pacific countries 
including China, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and 
Taiwan.  
This agreement further extends the companies' business 
association. Microcat will improve the ability of Asian dealers to 
sell genuine GM parts more easily and even more accurately.  
"This is the first time in Asia Pacific that multiple General 
Motors sources have been brought together in one system. Microcat 
replaces the individual CD's supplied by different manufacturing 
centres and rationalizes the data into one system. We expect this 
contract to add several hundred dealers to our user base over time," 
said Graham.  
Infomedia Ltd. is a publicly listed company, which specializes in 
the development and licensing of information technology solutions for 
automotive dealerships around the world. Its flagship electronic parts 
catalog (EPC) product, Microcat(R), is used in 97 countries and 22 
languages. Its On-line Business Systems division provides 
sophisticated accounting and customer process systems for large and 
multi-franchised dealers in Australia. Datateck Publishing Pty Ltd., a 
wholly owned subsidiary of Infomedia, provides specialized OEM 
analytical work for parts catalogs and service documentation. The 
company is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and its trading 
code is IFM. 
 
 
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