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In an effort to assist our members in bringing new and improved equipment and tools to the marketplace, The Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) has launched a series of Market Research Projects. The current survey covers numerous Hybrid Vehicle and Battery Service topics.
ETI is surveying automotive repair facilities in an effort to find out more about their familiarity with Hybrid and Battery Service, Equipment and Trends. ETI will use this research to help all segments of the automotive industry provide aftermarket shops with effective tool and equipment solutions.
The findings of ETI’s Market Research will be made available to all attendees at ToolTech 2012 in Palm Springs, California April 17-19, 2012. More information on ToolTech is available on our website at http://etools.org/ToolTech.
If you are part of an automotive repair facility and are interested in participating in our survey, please go to the following link:
This survey can only be taken on-line.
Previous Market Research Studies have included J2534 Reprogramming, TPMS, Telematics, and Collision Repair which are available on our website at www.etools.org.
If you have an idea for a future Marketing Survey Project, please send an email to email@example.com.
Founded in 1947, the Equipment and Tool Institute is a trade association of automotive tool and equipment manufacturers and technical information providers. ETI’s mission is to advance the vehicle service industry by providing technical data and open dialog between the manufacturers of transportation products, government regulators and the providers of tools, equipment and service information.
For more details about ETI programs and activities, contact Jessie Korosec, Marketing Manager, Equipment and Tool Institute, 134 W. University Drive, Suite 205, Rochester, Michigan. Phone: 248-656-5080; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autodata is pleased to announce the appointment of Rod Williams as Chief Executive, effective from 27th February.
Rod has been working as Managing Director of Adfero Ltd, a business-to-business publishing company supplying media content on a subscription basis for integration into business websites. He joined the company in 2003 and has led it’s growth in the UK, where it has a leading position, in the USA and more recently in Australia and in a number of European countries.
Rod brings with him experience in terms of the size of the operation, its geographical focuses, the use of electronic delivery platforms and the subscription business model. Aged 40, Rod is married with a boy of 11 and has a strong interest in rugby.
Richard Atherton, Chairman of the Autodata group, said “We are fortunate to have been able to attract someone of Rod’s calibre and experience. I am confident that he will provide the leadership required for the next chapter in the company’s development as we take up the opportunities available for online business publishers.”
If you are an ETI Member, join your Vertical Group now by clicking here!
Scan Tool Group (STG) - Involved in all aspects of scan tools and reprogramming tools. The Scan Tool Groups had one subcommittee under it: Telematics SubCommittee
Underhood Technology Group (UTG) - Involved in engine, transmission and air conditioning equipment issues. The UTG group currently has three subcommittees under it: I/M Subcommittee - specifically involved in regulated I/M equipment issues; Hybrid Vehicle Subcommittee; Air Conditioning Subcommittee
Collision Repair Group (CRG) - Collision Repair equipment including frame straightening, welding and painting equipment
Under Car Group (UCG) - Involved in steering, alignment, brakes, suspension, wheel and tire
Shop Management and Information Software Group (SMG) - Electronic repair manuals and electronic shop management software.
Vertical groups are the heart of the Equipment and Tool Institute. ETI vertical groups represent all aspects of automotive repair. Vertical Groups to allow members to discuss common problems and to examine the most current and pertinent technical information in specific areas of interest.
ETI recognized members’ need to address areas of common interest and formed its first Vertical Group, the Performance Test Equipment Group (PTEG) in 1973. Several more groups were added in time, and in 1997, the groups were reorganized, broadening their focus from specific types of tools and equipment to the intended applications of those tools and equipment. The Vertical Groups continue to evolve today to meet the changing needs of ETI members.
ETI’s Mission is to advance the vehicle service industry by providing technical data and open dialog between the manufacturers of transportation products, government regulators and the providers of tools, equipment and service information.
WORLDPAC has reported that its second Supplier & Training EXPO (STX) was "an enormous success." The WORLDPAC Supplier & Training EXPO (STX) took place Jan. 12-15 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Southern California.
Additional event highlights included special guest speaker Charlie Gorman, former chairman of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF), who presented the group with a discussion of the changing aftermarket and predictions for the future.
This is an interesting article. It contains NRC recommendations to NHTSA regarding Telematics and event data recorders
Bosch said that SPX, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, agreed to sell its Service Solutions unit. The division develops, manufactures and sells tools, workshop equipment, and software for the global automotive market.
In order to merge and expand business tasks in brand-related diagnostics (OES Diagnostics), the respective tasks undertaken by ETAS GmbH, Vetronix LLC and the Automotive Aftermarket Division will now be carried out in the AA Diagnostics business unit from January 1, 2012.
The product range will consist of diagnostics communication interfaces, diagnostics software,
diagnostics parameterization and instructions, test equipment and engineering services.
The tasks will be combined in the newly established OES Diagnostics product area within the AADG business unit. Corporate management responsibilities for Vetronix LLC will pass from ETAS GmbH to AA-DG. Both ETAS and DG sales activities and the corresponding development activities in the area of OES Diagnostics software and test equipment will be based in the OES Diagnostics area
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