HPI wins Drive Motor Retail contract

Article date: 23 April 2008

  • Three year agreement to provide provenance and mileage data

HPI has been selected as the vehicle check partner for Drive Motor Retail, as the result of a highly competitive tendering process. HPI's quality service, combined with a high level of customer service made it the top choice for Drive Motor Retail. Following the closure of TDS, HPI will provide Drive Motor Retail with the benefit of the HPI Check brand, as a seal of quality on its stock.

The lengthy tender process included presentations and a trial period at Drive Motor Retail's Bristol Central office. With TDS ceasing trading, Drive Motor Retail needed a vehicle information provider that could deliver a fast, efficient service from a name it could trust.

Chris Elvidge, finance director for Drive Motor Retail, comments: "Our trials revealed that HPI's service had the edge. The users felt that it offered a much better, easier to use and more efficient service than TDS. HPI's passion and desire for the account, combined with the support its account manager would give us, made it the perfect partner for Drive Motor Retail. I am confident that this three year agreement with HPI will give us the confidence to enhance and develop our service, taking the business forward."

Daniel Burgess, director of automotive at HPI, concludes: "This is fantastic win for HPI and further illustrates our position as the UK's leading vehicle information provider. Our focus on a personal service, combined with the strength of the HPI brand and reputation made us the first choice for Drive Motor Retail."


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Notes to editors:

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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