ALLDATA was founded in 1986 to meet market demand for OE repair information. A group of forward-thinking individuals in Elk Grove, California, envisioned how automotive technology would soon transform the vehicle repair industry. These experienced automotive professionals, knew that shops would need easy, up-to-date access to reliable information. As computer technology took hold, ALLDATA began compiling the largest single source of OE information available.
From the beginning ALLDATA has put the customer’s needs first. Many of the initial employees are still with ALLDATA and continue to put their heart and quiet passion into its products. How ALLDATA products are delivered has evolved, but ALLDATA continues to drive the industry with expertise and determination. Today, ALLDATA is the industry standard, used daily by more than 300,000 technicians worldwide.
In the US, ALLDATA has expanded its product line to include manufacturer-correct diagnostic, repair and collision information, business tools and support services for the global automotive industry. In 2011, ALLDATA established operations in Europe to offer its best in class, OE repair information to European shops. This is the first time ALLDATA’s products are available in multiple languages: English, German, Spanish, French and Italian, offering repair shops a depth of information not available before.
In 1996, ALLDATA was purchased by AutoZone to provide the best combination of service & repair information and parts. ALLDATA Europe was founded in 2009 to meet the demand from independent repair shops for unedited original repair information straight from the vehicle manufacturer – a service that was non-existant in Europe beforehand. In 2011, ALLDATA Europe began to prepare its ALLDATA Repair product for the European market.
The ALLDATA brand was launched in Europe at the Automechanika 2012, where ALLDATA Repair was introduced to a wide public audience for the first time. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, ALLDATA Europe comprises a team of specialists and an Info Center, where customers can make individual requests to obtain original repair information not (yet) available online.