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
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,"
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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