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Used by motor trade professionals for over 75 years, our extensive dataset and unique understanding of the automotive market help businesses of all shapes and sizes manage risk and increase profit.

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Our data, combined with our knowledge, experience and expertise, enables us to create award-winning automotive products, all powered by a unique code that connects the entire automotive industry like never before. Value a UK specified vehicle gain a thorough insight into its history, specification and running costs, then see how much it’s worth to you. We’ll provide all the tools you need to win over new customers and keep existing ones loyal. From the total cost of a single vehicle to pricing up an entire fleet, we have the information and the insight to help you make smarter automotive decisions.

  • Explore our rich heritage and discover how the journey of cap hpi really is a tale of two companies.

  • hpi is founded, producing Britain’s first ever vehicle provenance check.

  • cap is founded, releasing its famous black book into the automotive industry.

  • cap launches the red book, ushering in a new era of commercial vehicle values.

  • cap introduces the UK's first future valuation predictions and motorbike values.

  • hpi and the IMVA jointly launch the national mileage register.

  • hpi launches a new online service to motor trade customers, including hpi exchange - the online vehicle stock publishing facility. That same year, cap releases the capCalc reforecaster and monitor smr services.

  • cap launches market value manager. Meanwhile, hpi launches driveaway Insurance, the free 7 day insurance cover.

  • hpi is acquired by Solera, a leading global provider of claims solutions. cap launch valuation anywhere, allowing dealers to access values in the office and on the road in seconds.

  • hpi crushwatch launches, enabling law enforcement agencies to check vehicles prior to disposal. hpi finance gateway also launches, allowing dealerships to provide forecourt finance to their customers. cap opens offices in India and starts providing bespoke consulting services right across the industry.

  • cap introduces new consumer valuations, black book plus and values for iPhone. hpi crushwatch becomes the sole provider of pre-disposal checks to law enforcement agencies.

  • The national mileage register, offering protection against clocked cars, hits 150 million readings. hpi goes mobile and the famous hpi spec check arrives, offering information about optional extras. 2012 also saw the launch of black book live, allowing customers unique access to continually up-to-date car values.

  • cap is acquired by Solera. cap also releases consumer mobile, introduces new functions to valuation anywhere and hpi react is introduced to the finance sector.

  • As part of the Solera family, cap and hpi join to become one company, offering comprehensive, high quality services and solutions across the automotive industry. hpi MOT is added to the hpi check tool, free of charge.

  • The appraisal App is launched on an IOS platform, enabling customers to create digital appraisals accurately.

  • The last of cap hpi’s printed black, green and red books go to print, advancing to a digital format.

  • Marked the 80th anniversary of cap hpi. Launched LCV Chooser and both the appraisal and consumer app.

  • Won Supplier of the Year at the AM Awards

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  • awards - car dealer - cap hpi

    Car Dealer

    Best Valuations Provider
    2022, 2021, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014
    Best Provenance Provider
    2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014
    Innovation of the Year
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    Motor Trader

    Product Innovation of the Year
    2014 & 2013
    Dealer Product of the Year
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    International Auto Finance

    Best Use of Data
    2016, 2015 & 2014
    Best Use of Technology
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    Best Innovation of the Year
    Best Automotive Services
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    Honest John

    Highly Approved Trader
  • Yorkshire Business

    Innovation Finalist Award
    Master Awards 2017
  • Business Car Awards

    Editor's Choice Award
  • Yorkshire Business Masters Awards

  • AM Awards

    Supplier of the Year

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