On 9 May, the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) announced that another key player in the industry, Lightstone, has been welcomed as an associate member.
Lightstone is well known in the body repair industry as the South African Motor Body Repairers Association’s (SAMBRA) main partner and driving force behind its annual industry awards.
Lightstone is part of the HL Hall & Sons Holding Group and is the leader in providing vehicle information, valuations, industry research and vehicle and asset finance solutions to the automotive industry that enable better business decisions.
Lightstone offers the following automotive solutions:
- Market intelligence that enables complex decision-making through the use of well-established and trusted automotive solutions, namely: AutoStats, AutoMSA, GO, SmartMapping and Autoparc.
- Dealership services: a key partner to motor vehicle dealers across South Africa, Lightstone’s F&I solutions (Signio) securely automate the vehicle finance and insurance process.
- Vehicle information: through Lightstone’s analytics expertise in asset valuation coupled with access to real time transactional data, it provides access to accurate vehicle price estimations, live vehicle ownership verifications and vehicle inspection tools.
- Market Research: Lightstone is the custodian of various OEM, Dealer Group, Automotive Suppliers and Retailer Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) measurement programmes and the thought leader of Dealer Satisfaction Indexing (DSI) solutions to the OEM, Motor Retail and Banking industries.
AAAM said the association was looking forward to the contribution that Lightstone will bring to AAAM’s mission of growing the automotive sector and promoting allied industrialisation on the African continent.