HPI appointed as preferred supplier for General Motors

Article date: 28 November 2006

HPI has been named "first choice" supplier of vehicle checks formore than 500 General Motors (GM) dealers throughout the UK.

The company beat off the competition to win the major contract,making it the preferred supplier for Vauxhall Network Q, Saab andChevrolet outlets within the GM network of approveddealerships.

The package includes HPI Checks, National Mileage Register (NMR)checks, warranty and a new offer from HPI – electroniccertification, which gives dealers instant confirmation of theresults of vehicle checks.

Key account managers from HPI will be visiting dealerships to talkthrough the new package and HPI representatives will be on hand toanswer questions at a series of GM roadshows for dealers up anddown the country in the New Year.

Daniel Burgess, director of automotive at HPI, said: "This isanother significant contract win for HPI, showing our continuinghigh profile as a leading supplier of vehicle information. Both HPIand GM are well- established and trusted names in the motor tradeand we are delighted to enter into a partnership that combines ourrespective strengths to the benefit of dealers across the UK.

"This is a competitive package that we believe will be popular withoutlets and we expect to considerably grow our business withGM."


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Notes to editors:

About HPI
Originally established in1938, HPI Limited is a primary source of vehicle information forthe UK motor industry and motoring consumer, which since August2004 has been owned by Norwich Union. HPI encompasses both the HPIdatabase of all UK road registered vehicle descriptions andhistories, and the National Mileage Register which holds in excessof 85 million mileage readings.

Together, HPI and NMR represent the UK's largest vehicleinformation source, combining and interpreting data from governmentagencies, industry bodies, private organisations, the police andthe general public. Registering with HPI helps companies to protecttheir financial interests in motor vehicles and a wide range ofother mobile assets. HPI Checks give purchasers instantconfirmation of whether vehicles are correctly described, known tobe subject to outstanding finance or serious accident damage, orrecorded as stolen or "clocked".

'HPI' and the HPI logo are registered trademarks of HPILimited.

(1) All prices include VAT and are correct as of 1st January2006
(2) Mileage Data is not covered by The HPI Guarantee
(3) The HPI Guarantee is subject to terms and conditions

About RAC
With around seven million members, RAC is oneof the UK's most progressive motoring organisations, providingservices for both private and business motorists. Whether it'sroadside assistance, windscreen repair and replacement, learning todrive, vehicle inspections and checks, legal and financial servicesor up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information - RAC is able tomeet motorists’ needs. RAC incorporates BSM, RAC AutoWindscreens, RAC Direct Insurance and HPI.

Aviva bought RAC in May 2005. The acquisition brings together RAC'spowerful brand and customer base with the expertise and leadingposition in motor insurance of Norwich Union Insurance (part ofAviva). Norwich Union is the UK's largest insurer, insuring one inseven motor vehicles and with a market share of around 14%.

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