Car makers praised for block exemption success

26 April 2004 #SMMT News

MVRA, the trade body for motor vehicle repairers, has praised manufacturers for improving access to technical data. The association was reported to be ‘delighted’ by the improvements since implementation of new block exemption rules last year.

Gerry Burke, MVRA’s senior technical engineer commented ‘This department exists to serve members and, as a direct result of the vehicle manufacturers co-operation with block exemption, I’m confident that we are doing that much more effectively and efficiently.’

From October 2003, the new block exemption rules required manufacturers to improve the flow of technical data to third parties outside the franchise network. According to the MVRA, this information is now freely available from around 85 per cent of manufacturers across the industry.

‘Whether through printed literature, a dedicated phone line or a specialist website, vehicle manufacturers are focused on making the necessary information available to repairers,’ commented SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan.

‘Car makers are complying with the new block exemption regulation and we are delighted with this confirmation – from an independent voice.’

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