TecDoc offers the middlemen in the independent market an electronic information system to quickly and efficiently search for replacement parts in the automotive and industrial vehicle segments. Where previously the focus was on replacement parts, in the future suppliers, traders and garages will be also able to access standardised information content in the proven TecDoc structures for the segments of garage equipment and consumables.

As part of an ASA event on the topic of “Standardised Data Exchange Formats” Andreas Assmann, Vice President Information Management TecDoc, spoke on 14.01.2014 in Würzburg, Germany, about the new TecAlliance standardisation project. The TecDoc database will be expanded to include products from the areas of: garage equipment, tools, special tools, workshop consumables, chemistry, DIN and standard parts, worker protection and universal articles. Therefore, a complete product data classification for garage equipment and consumables is being implemented in TecDoc structures.

Andreas Assmann (Vice President Information Management TecDoc) speaking at the ASA event.

Andreas Assmann (Vice President Information Management TecDoc) speaking at the ASA event.

The new product data standard for garage equipment, tools and special tools is planned to be available to suppliers by May. In time for Automechanika (Version 04/2014) it will be included in the IAM catalogues. Standardised product information for garage equipment, DIN- and standard parts, office equipment and worker protection are planned to be ready for supplier links by November 2014 and help to expand the catalogue system by 02/2015.

If you have any questions please send them to the TecAlliance sales staff at sales@tecalliance.net.