The number of franchise dealers, independent garages and fast fits signed up to the 1link Service Network e-commerce platform has passed the 16,000 mark.
Ken Trinder, head of business development at Epyx, the company behind 1link, said: “Maintenance suppliers from all sectors of the market – franchise dealers, independent garages and fast-fits – continue to sign up to the platform at a remarkable rate. We have added around 1,000 in the last 12 months.
“For suppliers and fleets, 1link Service Network creates the ability to process SMR work much faster, more efficiently and at a lower cost than would otherwise be possible while creating access to potential new customers. These factors are very attractive during tough economic times.”
Launched in 2003, 1link Service Network provides an online mechanism for authorising and processing SMR transactions with the aim of improving control, accuracy and service levels while reducing costs for all parties.