Chris Wright has been serving as acting managing director since November 2016. Chris joined the company in 2012 as head of key accounts becoming sales director in 2015.
As new managing director, Chris will report to parent company Solera as he leads the continued expansion of the business in the UK and globally.
Chris Wright said: ‘cap hpi is leading an unprecedented period of change in the automotive sector. Technology is changing the vehicles we drive, how and when we drive them and how we own them. Data underpins a lot of the change and will be the new oil that drives the sector. ‘We are investing in our people, technology and data to ensure we can deliver valuable insight and new tools across the industry.’
cap hpi has created a global hub in Leeds for all data activities, from collection and processing, through to delivery and the development of new applications. This will ensure systems, coding, data collection processes, and valuation methodologies are consistent, scalable and repeatable for every country that cap hpi enters.
cap hpi's plans are underpinned by a globalised approach to automotive data that will have far-reaching implications for the motor industry. A new global code will enable businesses to take a unified view of global trends, and see efficiencies across all operations that use new and used vehicle data.
Chris Wright said: ‘We believe a single global code will help the industry drive innovation and growth throughout the vehicle lifecycle. Data led businesses will be able to scale internationally in a fraction of the time and with much less cost.’