Clifford Thames have secured a collaboration agreement with Ford of Europe on the acquisition and licensed use of the FordEcat platform, set to establish CT as a major player in the Electronic Parts Catalogue market.

Calvin Barnett CEO of Clifford Thames is excited to announce game-changing news opening the next chapter for the innovative organisation. FordEcat is an established Parts Catalogue platform delivering overwhelming successes to Ford for the last decade and has become a benchmark for many other Vehicle Manufacturers. Clifford Thames will run the platform for Ford and moving forward to develop and utilise the technology with many more VM's.

 
 

With a global reputation of over 20 years expertise in Parts Cataloguing, Clifford Thames are used to supporting the development and maintenance of EPCs for major VMs but this agreement with Ford sees Clifford Thames strengthen their portfolio of products and services across the entire automotive aftermarket.

Managing Director Paul Byford said, “Our experience in the automotive aftermarket paired with our commitment to invest in products were key drivers to Clifford Thames being selected to deliver FordEcat throughout Europe. We've been working with Ford for a number of years already, and feel that our approach, exemplary account management and well established trust made this a natural next step in our relationship.”

Clifford Thames are already key players in the vehicle servicing aftermarket (with their revolutionary ServiceCare360 product), the fleet aftermarket (with Athoris) and the parts aftermarket now with Ecat, offering vehicle manufacturers a complete and integrated solution to drive customer satisfaction and maximise efficiency and profit.

 Josef Lamers, Manager Parts & Catalogue Planning, Ford Customer Service Division Europe (left) with Calvin Barnett CEO Clifford Thames (right)

Josef Lamers, Manager Parts & Catalogue Planning, Ford Customer Service Division Europe (left) with Calvin Barnett CEO Clifford Thames (right)

Calvin Barnett, CEO says 'Clifford Thames is committed to combining our data expertise with product innovation and an agile approach to supporting Vehicle Manufacturers and their retailers to deliver a best in class EPC, we're looking forward to further rollouts and developments in the near future!'

For more information about FordEcat please visit http://www.fordecat.com/

For further information on Parts Cataloguing products and services please contact Paul Byford at pbyford@clifford-thames.com +44 1245 236600