Who we are
We were established in 1972 and have been a trusted and much respected presence in the automotive aftermarket ever since.
Drawing on a long history of knowledge and industry relationships, we provide professionals in the automotive aftermarket with technical information for cars, vans and motorcycles.
Our data is licensed directly from over 170 manufacturers and covers 43,500 models worldwide, making us one of the most comprehensive products for service, maintenance and repair.
A Solera business
Autodata is part of the Solera group, giving it a powerful and unique position in the market to deliver the most valuable solutions to the market.
This is because Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that connect and secure life’s most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Started up just 14 years ago, Solera has grown hugely and today, processes over 300 million digital transactions annually for approximately 235,000 business partners and customers in nearly 90 countries.
What we do
Our workforce of expert automotive technicians, developers, graphic designers, translators and management teams all work towards producing the most accurate, efficient, and easy-to-use automotive technical information.
The value of our technical data lies not only in the essential nature of the information, but also in the presentation, standardisation and reliability of the content, increasing the efficiency with which vehicle technicians can carry out their work.
As a trusted world-leading supplier of technical information to the automotive aftermarket, we work alongside the industry’s associations and influential groups to improve quality throughout the sector and to ensure that our solutions deliver against the highest industry standards.
Our people are the cornerstone of our ability to deliver the most accurate and reliable technical information to our customers. For this reason, we invest significantly into sourcing exceptional people and providing an environment where employees can develop their skills and embrace our organisational values.
Solera is looking for candidates who strive to be Uncommon, looking to develop their focus, efficiency and accountability in an environment of high expectations. We invest significantly in sourcing exceptional people and providing an environment where employees can develop their skills and embrace our organisational values.
Autodata’s earliest origins are in a translation agency called Intereurope, founded in 1962.
Through a management buyout, Autodata Ltd. is established in Maidenhead (United Kingdom), publishing vehicle manuals for trade, workshops and DIY manuals for car enthusiasts.
The first electronic product is launched, supplying workshops with technical information in disk format.
Autodata Australia is founded to cater for an increased level of operations in Australia & New Zealand.
The first online product is launched to accommodate the changing structure of modern workshops.
Autodata Germany is founded with a new office and workforce, based in Stuttgart.
Autodata France is launched to support the growing number of workshops across Europe that are using Autodata.
The API product is launched, providing a powerful platform for partners to integrate Autodata’s wealth of technical information into their own applications and solutions.
The new online web application is launched, kicking off a new era of product innovation and advancement for the company.
Autodata acquires SFTA, a technical solution provider and major distributor in France, to provide direct support for French customers.
A major migration project upgrades 100% of customers worldwide over to the new online Autodata, replacing all older online and CD versions.
Autodata acquires Autodata Oy Nordic, a longstanding official distributor in Finland and the Baltic countries.
Autodata for Motorcycles is launched online. The world’s first online multi-manufacturer technical information application for motorcycles, it reflects the growing need for accurate technical information in this part of the industry.
Autodata becomes a part of the Solera Group family, providing exciting new possibilities for further innovation and product enhancements.
Autodata for Motorcycles is now available in 17 languages, putting it on the same level as the cars and vans product.
Autodata launches service schedules for motorcycles, making it the most comprehensive product of its kind.