All members of the association face the same tasks every day: the integration of data from different sources and the operation of interfaces. The current situation as well as the urgent need for future developments led to discussions. Due to inefficiently used energy and lower market power of the individual members, the necessary steps could not be initiated so far. Market changes require more standards, the harmonization of existing standards and improved communication.

That is why we need NICATS.

Krunoslav Bagaric

Managing Director

DVSE / B-Formance


All members of the association are constantly struggling with the same challenges in order to master the respective daily business the best way possible. With the association, we are creating a platform that will standardize processes and make them more efficient in the future – for optimized data flows affecting both industry and wholesalers with their workshops.“

Andreas Deiß

Head of Marketing and Sales

Limex / Ing. Büro Anka Berg


With the foundation of the association we aim to create synergies for all market participants. In doing so, we refer to the entire value chain of data and information processes. Starting with the parts industry, to the wholesalers and the workshop. The standardization of data from different sources is indispensable, especially with regard to future market developments.“

Andreas Lottes

Andreas Lottes


Automotive Products on N4


“Communication and collaboration have always been the engine that drives innovation and optimizes processes. With NICATS, we will do our part to harmonize data streams, develop standards and jointly find answers to market changes.”

Sven Grabenschweiger




“In the market, we are competitors among ourselves. Nevertheless, the daily challenges bring us to bundle our core competencies in order to accompany the progress in the IAM more effectively and efficiently with standardized processes as well as to let the resulting synergies flow into our media. NICATS thereby strengthens the interests of the parts industry, the parts trade and the workshop.”

Theo Strätgen

Managing Director

Theo Strätgen

Beratung und Dienstleistungen

Being open for the practice and an attentive view of the constant changes in the industry are the driving force behind my ideas and visions. Today’s fast-moving times make it essential to use synergy effects sensibly. With my knowledge and many years of experience in IAM, I would like to support the strategic development of the automotive sector consistently and sustainably.“