Arnold Clark moves to HPI

Article date: 3 July 2008

  • Another dealer signs up to the leading vehicle and mileage check

HPI announces a major new contract with Arnold Clark, to provide the HPI Check and NMR Checks and Investigations. As the fourth largest dealer group in the AM Top 100, Arnold Clark moves to HPI with a new three year agreement. A focus on service levels and the dedication shown by the HPI team throughout the tender process was a key factor in Arnold Clark's decision. This is yet another key win for HPI, making Arnold Clark the third Top five dealer group to choose HPI in the last 18 months.

Based in Glasgow, Arnold Clark has a network of over 140 franchised dealerships across Scotland and England. Franchises include Fiat, Honda, BMW, Mini and Vauxhall, which will all benefit from HPI's market leading vehicle history check and mileage checks. Beating off strong competition, HPI was chosen on the basis of its focus on customer service, as well as the brand's long-standing reputation.

Daniel Burgess, director of automotive at HPI, comments: "This is a significant win for HPI and we are delighted to be working with Arnold Clark again. This latest contract is yet further illustration that HPI is the first choice for dealers and manufacturers. As well as our core vehicle information service, HPI has developed a range of market leading products such as Dealer Exchange, Driveaway and our CO2 eco-sheets, bringing dealers added benefits, which can be passed onto their customers. The commitment of the HPI team means all our dealers gain a personal service backed by years of experience."

Kenny McLean of Arnold Clark concludes: "The level of service from HPI is second to none, making it the obvious choice for Arnold Clark. Through this agreement we will be able to give our franchise network the confidence to sell, supported by the power of the HPI brand. In addition, the care and attention provided by the HPI team means we will always be aware of the latest products designed to meet our needs."

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About HPI
Originally established in 1938, HPI Limited is a primary source of vehicle information for the UK motor industry and motoring consumer, which since August 2004 has been owned by Norwich Union. HPI encompasses both the HPI database of all UK road registered vehicle descriptions and histories, and the National Mileage Register which holds in excess of 85 million mileage readings.

Together, HPI and NMR represent the UK's largest vehicle information source, combining and interpreting data from government agencies, industry bodies, private organisations, the police and the general public. Registering with HPI helps companies to protect their financial interests in motor vehicles and a wide range of other mobile assets. HPI Checks give purchasers instant confirmation of whether vehicles are correctly described, known to be subject to outstanding finance or serious accident damage, or recorded as stolen or "clocked".

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

(1) All prices include VAT and are correct as of 1 January 2006
(2) Mileage Data is not covered by The HPI Guarantee
(3) The HPI Guarantee is subject to terms and conditions

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