CLEVELAND, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell & Howell Publishing Services, a
subsidiary of ProQuest Company (NYSE: PQE), signed a five-year data access
agreement with Hyundai Motor America. The agreement renews Bell & Howell's
existing contract to provide Hyundai's North American dealerships with a range
of innovative electronic parts catalog systems, including Internet and CD-ROM
Electronic parts catalogs (EPC) are used by parts technicians at
dealerships to quickly, easily and accurately identify needed replacement
parts. Bell & Howell EPCs contain vital parts information and diagrams for a
manufacturer's entire line of vehicles as far back as 25 years. The
information is stored on CDs and DVDs, or accessed via the Internet.
"The Bell & Howell product is the industry standard, and we are pleased to
renew our contract with this industry leader," said Frank Ferrara, vice
president, Parts, Hyundai Motor America. "The Bell & Howell system allows our
dealers to use just one operating system for multiple franchises."
Bell & Howell's relationship with Hyundai goes back several years, and
includes the development of the industry's first Internet-based electronic
"This contract renewal demonstrates Hyundai's confidence in our ability to
continue providing information-based products and services that deliver
tangible, bottom-line results to Hyundai dealers' fixed operations," said Lee
Poseidon, senior vice president and general manager of Bell & Howell
Publishing Services' Global Automotive unit. "We look forward to strengthening
our relationship with Hyundai as we continue to bring to market new and
exciting product capabilities."
Hyundai is one of the fastest growing automotive companies in the United
States. In July, Hyundai set an all-time sales record and reported its fifth
consecutive record unit sales month. Hyundai has increased its U.S. market
share 37 percent in the last year, and its U.S. dealership base has grown from
469 in 1999 to 528 today.
Additional information about ProQuest Company is available on the Internet
at www.proquestcompany.com . For more information about Bell & Howell
Publishing Services, call 1-800-443-6910 or visit www.ps.bellhowell.com .
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