About Cecra

CECRA, the European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs, established in 1983, is the European federation bringing together 24 national professional associations, which represent the interests of motor trade and repair businesses, and 12 European Dealer Councils on behalf of vehicle dealers for specific makes.

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European Car Dealers Day 2016
22 September 2016

Join the 'European Car Dealers Day’! A half-day conference bringing together automotive dealers from across Europe, manufacturers, representatives from the European institutions and other connected European associations.

The digital world is transforming the ways in which products and services are consumed and business is conducted.

The conference will focus on the Digital Revolution - the impact on the automotive retail business; best practices for car dealers and their importance and role within the automotive value chain from a customer's point of view. The event is free of charge. Conference language is English. French translation is foreseen. Registrations are open till 15 September 2016.

Car dealers demand equal access to vehicle data
01 June 2016

Source: FleetEurope

"Car dealers need to get equal access to data generated by connected vehicles" says Antje Woltermann, Chairperson of the European Car Dealers (ECD) and Vice President of the European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs (CECRA). Only customer data provides car dealers with the opportunity to develop sustainable business models, CECRA says in a press release. The organisation points out that franchise dealers are investing large amounts of money in updating their businesses, in line with the requirements of their OEMs. 

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Les concessionnaires veulent pouvoir accéder aux données des véhicules
23 May 2016

Source: Largus

A Bruxelles, les concessionnaires européens se battent pour bénéficier d'un accès équitable aux données qui seront générées par les véhicules connectés. Antje Woltermann, Vice-Présidente du CECRA "Les concessionnaires doivent pouvoir bénéficier d'un accès équitable aux données générées par les voitures connectées". 

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Autohandel fordert Zugang zu Fahrzeugdaten
22 May 2016

Source: Autohaus

Während Ausstellungsräume an Bedeutung verlieren, werden Kunden-und Fahrzeugdaten immer wichtiger. Europas Fabrikatshändler fordern faire Bedingungen für den Wettbewerb. Die intelligente Verwaltung von Fahrzeug- und Kundendaten wird zunehmend zum Erfolgsfaktor in der Automobilwirtschaft. 

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Inizia l'era dell'auto connessa, chi accede ai dati sensibili?
22 May 2016

Source: NotiziarioMotoristico

La gestione dei dati dell'auto del futuro preoccupa in particolare i concessionari. La loro richiesta: avere uguale accesso ai dati sensibili dei veicoli. CECRA "I concessionnari devono avere uguale accesso ai dati dei veicoli", ha dichiarato Antje Woltermann presidente di ECD e vicepresidente CECRA. 

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Press release : Car dealers need equal access to vehicle data
20 May 2016
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CECRA wil gelijke rechten voertuigdata
20 May 2016

Source: AfterSalesMagazine

Autobedrijven moeten dezelfde toegang hebben tot connected voertuigen als de fabrikanten, vindt de ECD, de dealerdivisie van koepelorganisatie CECRA. ECD-voorzitter Antje Woltermann roept de Europese Commissie op hiervoor een wettelijk kader te ontwikkelen. CECRA signaleert een spagaat in de markt: enerzijds investeren dealers verplicht honderden miljoenen euro's om te voldoen aan de standards voor hun (steeds minder bezochte) traditionale showrooms, anderzijds claimt de fabrikant het exclusieve recht op de data die het moderne voertuig genereert via internet.  

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Los talleres europeos denuncian trabas de los fabricantes para acceder a la información técnica
20 May 2016

Source: Infotaller


El Consejo Europeo del Comercio y la Reparación del Automóvil (Cecra) ha organizado recientemente un grupo de trabajo en Colonia (Alemania) con el fin de tratar dos temas que acaparan el interés de los talleres independientes europeos: el acceso a la información técnica para la reparación y mantenimiento de los vehículos y la telemática en los mismos. 

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Further Events
Sep
22
General Meeting

Sep
22
European Car Dealers Day 2016

Event website 

Oct
25
Services and Environment WG & Independent Repairers Division

Oct
27
European Truck Dealers Day 2016

Event website

Nov
28
Commercial and Industrial Vehicles Division

Nov
29
European Car Dealers Division