We stand up for a level playing field for the independent aftermarket. The German Association of Manufacturers and Importers of Automotive Service Equipment (ASA) represents the interests of workshop equipment suppliers. ASA’s Software and Services Division is now headed by Harald Pfau and Andreas Assmann, our Director Data Quality Management as his deputy.
Until the end of 2020, Harald Pfau was managing director of WERBAS AG, one of the leading providers of software for workshops, service companies and car dealers in Germany and a long-standing partner of TecAlliance.
In addition to the topics of digitisation and networking, the Software and Services Division will increasingly deal with standardisation topics. Pfau and Assmann emphasised that the manufacturers of dealer management systems, data providers and workshop equipment suppliers will face great challenges when it comes to data access to modern vehicles. Just like TecAlliance and its subsidiary CARUSO, ASA is therefore campaigning for secure access to the networked vehicle for the independent aftermarket (IAM).
Harald Pfau (left in the picture) heads the Software and Services Department together with Andreas Assmann (right). ASA President Frank Beaujean (centre) wishes them both every success.