Solera Holdings has confirmed that Bracknell will be the new home of its UK operations, with major investment going into the creation of an innovative new office space on Western Road.
The new office, to be renamed Solera House, is a complete redevelopment of the existing Worldwide House and will become home to Autodata and Audatex.
UK brand Autodata, currently with their global HQ in Maidenhead, and Audatex, currently with their EMEA HQ in Theale, will come together under one roof in late November.
Both businesses are international leaders in their fields, with over 80% of workshops in the UK using an Autodata system for the technical information needed to service cars and motorcycles and all leading insurance companies in the UK processing their motor claims using Audatex systems and technologies. This means the company is interacting with over 2,400 vehicle repair bodyshops, driven by a technical database that covers 98% of vehicles on the road today.
Rod Williams, managing director of Autodata, said, ‘This investment not only creates new synergies between the two businesses, but more importantly, the new office will deliver a stand-out work environment, with the latest technology and an impressive attention to detail. As sister companies within Solera, we were already working closely. However, being under one roof will foster even greater gains.’
Dave Shepherd, regional managing director of Audatex, said, ‘Our new facility will help enable our team members to thrive. With this significant and considered investment being placed around the work environment it will also become one of the most attractive workplaces in the Thames Valley. This is vital in a business that prides itself on employing the best talent to fuel innovation and deliver the industry’s leading solutions.’
Over 240 employees from across the Solera ecosystem will occupy the new office. The modern workspace has also been designed to accommodate considerable growth, for new roles being created now and into the future.