Starting in April 2016 article information for Schrader (part of Sensata Technologies), the world’s leading manufacturer of sensor and valve solutions, and Knipex, the world’s leading manufacturer of pliers, has been available in the TecDoc CATALOG.

Markus Schmid, Head of Global Marketing Aftermarket at Schrader International, supports the decision to join the TecDoc CATALOG with the current circumstances in the aftermarket and the customer-oriented business strategy: “Although tyre pressure monitoring systems were made mandatory in the US in 2007 and in Europe in 2014, we observed a significant lack of TPMS knowledge in the spare parts business. We try to counteract this deficit with extensive product information at our eCommerce platform www.TPMSEuroshop.com and through professional training courses. In order to expand our customer support further and to offer the best service possible, it was obvious for us to become a TecDoc data supplier in addition to our previous measures.  Through the globally established TecDoc CATALOG we can now deliver current product information in the TecDoc standard to our customers at any time and ensure a fast and accurate part supply.”

Innovative pliers specialist Knipex has also chosen the TecDoc catalogue. Successful catalogue management begins with creating the catalogue in the TecDoc format. To this end Knipex called on the support of the TecAlliance consulting and implementation unit “Data Consulting”. This group provides consulting services coordinated with the individual requirements, e.g. for technical specifications, criteria, generic articles, etc. The full-service package “Onboarding” comprised primarily the initial conversion of the product data, which was provided by Knipex in the XML-based exchange format BMEcat.

Jens Störmer, Group Manager for Data Consulting at TecAlliance, summarises the benefits of this approach: “The initial creation of a product catalogue is complex, technically challenging and sometimes requires in-depth vehicle expertise. Often the necessary resources are not available in the company or are being used elsewhere. Commissioning the specialists from Data Consulting to perform this service contributes significantly to relieving pressure on the specialist departments involved and contributes to the long-term success of the project. This enables our customers to concentrate fully on their core business.”

You can find the complete list of TecDoc data suppliers on the TecAlliance website.

Information about the new TecDoc data suppliers

Schrader International GmbH (part of Sensata Technologies)

Schrader International GmbH (part of Sensata Technologies)
The internationally active Schrader International GmbH is the world’s leading provider of sensors, valves, instruments and training programmes for tyre pressure control systems (TPCS). Schrader is an innovative development partner to the automobile industry and works closely with international automotive groups. Apart from direct selling to OEMs, the business area “Schrader Spare Parts Market” covers the distribution channels in the spare parts market via wholesalers, workshop chains and independent auto workshops.

KNIPEX-Werk C. Gustav Putsch KG

KNIPEX-Werk C. Gustav Putsch KG

The company KNIPEX is part of the KNIPEX Group, which includes various renowned tool manufacturers in Germany. KNIPEX is the world’s leading manufacturer of pliers for trade and industry.

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