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The Automotive Experts

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

We’re a global company with an exceptionally powerful dataset

Our data, combined with our knowledge, experience, and expertise, enables us to create award-winning automotive products, all powered by a special code that connects the entire automotive industry like never before. Value a vehicle anywhere in the world, gain a thorough insight into its history, specification, and running costs, then see how much it’s worth to you. We 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 offer the information and the insight to help you make smarter automotive decisions.

  • A Tale of Two Companies

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

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

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

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  • cap introduces the UK’s first future valuation predictions and motorcycle values.

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  • hpi and the IMVA jointly launch the UK’s National Mileage Register.

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  • 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 Re-forecaster and Monitor SMR services.

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  • cap launches Market Value Manager. Meanwhile, hpi launches driveaway insurance, offering free 7-day insurance cover.

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • The National Mileage Register, offering protection against clocked cars, hits 150 million readings. hpi goes mobile and hpi driveaway launches, with improved 7-day free insurance cover. The famous hpi spec check arrives, offering information about optional extras.

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  • cap is acquired by Solera. cap also releases Consumer Mobile, introduces new functions to valuation anywhere, and launches black book live to allow customers unique access to continually up-to-date car values. hpi REACT is introduced to the finance and insurance sectors.

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  • As part of the Solera family, cap and hpi merge to become one company, offering comprehensive, high-quality services and solutions across the automotive industry. hpi MOT, checking the validity of vehicles’ roadworthiness certificates, is added to the hpi check tool, free of charge.

The people behind the data

Whichever sector or business you work in, we operate as an extension of your team. We have a huge range of skilled individuals—each experts in their own areas—all working together to bring you the best possible service. If you require any form of assistance, advice, or consultation, simply get in touch. We’re here to help.

Awards

  • fleet news - cap hpi

    Fleet News

    BEST NEW PRODUCT 2016
    Highly Commended
  • awards - car dealer - cap hpi

    Car Dealer

    CAR DEALER 2015
    Best Valuations Provider
    CAR DEALER 2014
    Best Provenance Provider
    CAR DEALER 2014
    Best Valuations Provider
    CAR DEALER 2013
    Innovation of the Year
  • motor trader industry awards - cap hpi

    Motor Trader

    MOTOR TRADER 2014
    Product Innovation Winner
    MOTOR TRADER 2014
    Product Innovation Winner
    MOTOR TRADER 2013
    Innovation of the Year
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    International Auto Finance

    INTERNATIONAL AUTO FINANCE 2016
    Best Use of Data
    INTERNATIONAL AUTO FINANCE 2015
    Best Use of Data
    INTERNATIONAL AUTO FINANCE 2014
    Best Use of Data
  • tradeouts - cap hpi

    Tradeouts

    TRADEOUTS 2014
    Best Innovation of the Year
    TRADEOUTS 2013
    Best Automotive Services
    TRADEOUTS 2012
    Best Automotive Services
  • honest john - cap hpi

    Honest John

    HONEST JOHN 2013
    Highly Approved Trader
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