April 24, 2017 12:18 AM ET


Company Overview of Tweddle Group Inc.

Company Overview

Tweddle Group Inc. provides information and publishing solutions for automotive OEMs and their suppliers. It offers information development solutions, including service repair and diagnostic manuals, wiring diagrams, labor time studies, body repair manuals, parts manuals, product information guides, and technician training for service technicians; creative services, such as full-color printed materials, Web design, photography, video/DVD, mobile app design, audio, and PC/Mac applications; and HMI design, including conducting research and focus groups to promote continued understanding of the user's needs and expectations, seamlessly integrating the user interface with the hardware and softwa...

24700 Maplehurst Drive

Clinton Township, MI 48036

United States

Founded in 1954





Key Executives for Tweddle Group Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 58
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 50
Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Tweddle Group Inc. Key Developments

Tweddle Group Unveils TRACER 1.0

Tweddle Group stands to revolutionize automotive End-of-Line Testing (ELT) and dealership repair with a new wiring diagnostic system known as TRACER. Consequently, OEMs and dealerships lose significant revenue to the investigation of Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs). These issues also create costly repairs during End-of-Line Testing—when vehicles must be taken offline just before shipping and held in repair areas within the manufacturing plant. Current testing systems can spot an issue with a vehicle, but can't isolate root cause and can't help the technician find the issue in a visual, specific area of the vehicle. Vehicles are often unnecessarily dismantled. Days may be wasted and cumulative repair costs can be massive. TRACER creates vehicle- and fault-specific diagrams on the fly. It can diagnose the probable cause of failure in a network of wiring harnesses and modules and lets technicians choose a CAD view of the wiring layout to find the precise failure location (down to a specific pin), so they can correct the issue efficiently. Tracer saves labor costs, overhead costs and helps avoid collateral damage. TRACER streamlines ELT and dealership repair. It's helpful for all vehicles, particularly new models, where technicians lack the familiarity to assess and resolve electrical issues in a timely manner. TRACER also makes aberrant anomalies a thing of the past—when a vehicle rolls down the line with a never-before-seen combination of electrical failures, resolution becomes a matter of routine. TRACER dramatically reduces effort and increases efficiency. The system scans all pin-to-pin connections and troubleshoots down to the level of pin and wire color. All relevant factors help calculate which connections have the high probabilities of error. If no DTC registers, TRACER seeks other inputs such as a no-communication and/or electrical component or other system failure. A TRACER algorithm constantly reorders the failure list so that new anomalies rise to the top in real time. Each session feeds times and results into the network behind Tracer's calculations. Each new session is informed by every session that preceded it, and the system continually optimizes itself. TRACER requires no special hardware or connections. It pulls data from a universally-owned OBDII scan tool connection. TRACER-equipped technicians draw on a huge wealth of knowledge and expertise, regardless of their experience. In system trials, newer technicians resolve issues with an efficiency closer to veteran techs. Veterans, likewise, improve on their own standard times. This points to another facet of TRACER utility. Common electrical modules are often shared by many different factories and vehicle platforms. If one of these modules has a common issue, TRACER's data analytics reports can alert OEs to the problem's existence. This represents a huge opportunity to alleviate repair costs for the whole life cycle of a vehicle—not just on one model or at one factory but across an entire product development line-up.

Tweddle Group and Empolis Information Management GmbH Announce Technological Partnership for the Global Automotive Market

Tweddle Group, and Empolis Information Management GmbH have finalized a technological partnership for the global automotive market. The partnership allows Tweddle to integrate Empolis' knowledge-based Smart Service® software into their Vehicle Relationship Management (VRM) platform. The combined solution will deliver faster, more intelligent technical information to service technicians for more reliable diagnostics, better repairs and reduced OEM warranty costs.

Tweddle Group Appoints John Bankes as Chief Business Development Officer

Tweddle Group Appoints John Bankes as Chief Business Development Officer. Bankes specializes in automotive. He has deep experience with dealers, suppliers and OEMs.

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