TecAlliance will be represented in India from Chennai from the end of 2018. One of the first services for the Indian independent aftermarket (IAM) will be the publication of its TecDoc Catalogue, which will by then also include the data of Indian parts suppliers for the first time. This will give traders and workshops in India a significantly better market overview of which spare parts are suitable for which vehicle.
With the regionalised version of the TecDoc Catalogue, the Indian IAM will have a globally recognised industry standard for the first time. The goal is to make it easier to identify and find matching spare parts and to enhance processes and efficiency in the workshops.
“With the TecDoc Catalogue for the Indian market, TecAlliance is making an active contribution to the increased visibility and traceability of spare parts,” says Vats R. Srivatchan, TecAlliance Business Partner for India. This is expected to also play an important role in the fight against product piracy and provide a well know and established standard in the industry. In addition, improved market transparency allows high stocks to be reduced, resource management to be optimised and losses for manufacturers and trade to be minimised.
TecAlliance has established a consortium with an Indian start-up and is working closely with the Indian part manufacturer association ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association). More than 700 manufacturers are organised in ACMA, covering more than 85 percent of the turnover of the Indian automotive supply industry. The Indian TecDoc Catalogue is provided entirely in the standard professional language of the repair industry, English.