ACIS, a distribution network to the automotive accident repair market, has developed a bespoke and enhanced repair tracking technology for Europcar as part of its renewal as the preferred supplier of paint and consumables into the hire vehicle giant’s approved bodyshop network in the U.K.
The technology, which builds upon Europcar’s existing body shop priority system, will boost efficiency by allowing the European rental company to more accurately manage repairs, reduce key-to-key times, and get hire vehicles back on the road more rapidly, a factor that will, in turn, provide greater choice to customers.
French-owned Europcar operates in more than 160 countries. It has a fleet of 200,000 vehicles and hires in excess of eight million cars annually.
“The new tracking technology will help us to reduce the key-to-key time even further because we will know in real time where a car is and when it will be available to get back on the road, which will help us to manage customer expectation and demand, as well as save us money,” Ian Parry, Europcar's fleet motor damage manager, said in a statement.