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IT expertise plus passion for cars
plus togetherness makes
TOPMOTIVE.

Who we are

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We are inventors

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We are market leader

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We are international

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We are experts

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We are consultants

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We are independent

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We are real

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We are connected

what we do

We do not sell spare parts and we do not sell cars. But we do know the associated software solutions – pretty well actually. We develop catalog systems, ERP systems and offer individual services for all aspects of the automotive aftermarket. We have been doing all this for over a quarter of a century. We are the leading provider in our field and have become an established pillar in the automotive independent aftermarket (IAM). At the same time, we are increasingly expanding our field of business to include the entire automotive market. Our customers include parts industry, parts wholesalers, workshops and also the drivers themselves. We serve the car, van, truck and motorcycle segments.

And we know the needs and requirements of our individual target groups very well. As a result, we continuously optimize the processes along the automotive chain with our products and innovations. We are 100 % family-owned. Under the TOPMOTIVE umbrella brand, all the companies in our group operate independently of the influence of individual interest groups. This enables us to continue and further expand the partnership with all our customers in equal measure.

How we have evolved

Floppy disks, telephone orders, DVDs, slow computers. What was normal back then is no longer conceivable today. Communication is changing all the time – today, perhaps faster than ever. With our products, we play a key role in shaping the flow of information along the process chain of the automotive market. Starting with the TecDoc standard, through the introduction of catalog systems, to self-learning information systems in a fast-moving, digital world.

1994

Foundation & TecDoc Standard: The TOPMOTIVE‘s history begins with the founding of DVSE GmbH on 01.04.1994 by Udo Knabe-Paulsen and Michael Konz. With an initial staff of three members at the Bargteheide site and the subsequent founding of MSDas GmbH in 1996, the foundations were laid for our today's success. As a "full service provider" for TecDoc, we have developed the standard for the independent aftermarket and we are still pretty proud of this.

1995

Development of the spare parts catalog: We presented the first prototype of a TecDoc catalog at the Automechanika 1994. We made this available on 01.04.1995. In the same year, we developed the first retailer catalog for Coparts Germany. To this day, this represents the basis of our company's orientation - namely working with and for the aftermarket.

1997

First international catalog project: At this year, the first international catalog followed in Norway.

1999

Cooperation with ITG: This was followed by cooperation with ATR and its former shareholders Stahlgruber, Wessels and Matthies. These projects continue to this day. This has strengthened our resolve to be a reliable and long-term partner.

End of the 90's

Integration of further data sources : Already at the end of the 90‘s, our catalogs found their way into the process flows of car workshops through the integration of labour times and prices. Henceforth, technical data from various data partners (including HaynesPro at that time Vivid) were integrated in our systems.

2001

Globalisation: The first global cooperation with an ITG followed after the turn of the millennium. Since then, we have increasingly developed international markets. Over the years, we have been able to win over both cooperative and independent parts wholesalers and renowned industrial customers from the independent aftermarket.

2006-2017

Expansion: Due to the development of new markets, more manpower was needed. Therefore, we opened new locations during this period: Targu Mures (RO), Stuttgart (D), Wetter (D), Vienna (AT), Wuppertal (D), Etten-Leur (NL), Brusque (BRA), Iphofen (D).

2007

Umbrella Brand TOPMOTIVE: By founding the Stuttgart sales office in 2007, the umbrella brand TOPMOTIVE was launched by DVSE GmbH, as the rights holder of the brand. Until today, the subsidiaries of the group of companies have a unified presence under this brand.

2009

Entry into the truck business: TOPMOTIVE expands its product portfolio to include commercial vehicles.

2013

Generation change: Transfer of company shares to the second generation.

2016

NEXT: Over the years, we have continuously developed our catalog systems to play a key role in shaping the shift towards digital communication in IAM. In 2016, the starting signal was given for the development of NEXT - the first generation of self-learning information systems. NEXT forms the basis for many further developments along the entire process chain. NEXT is at the heart of TOPMOTIVE's development and represents one of the most important milestones in the company's history.

2017

Dealer-Management-Systems: TOPMOTIVE records 5,000 users in the DMS area this year. MSDas GmbH has been developing integrated management systems for automotive workshops and the parts trade since 1994. The „KfzWIN“ IT solution makes everyday work considerably easier for both workshops and wholesalers.

2018

Automechanika Innovation Award: We presented NEXT for the first time at the industry trade fair in Frankfurt and were a finalist of the Automechanika Innovation Award in the category "Dealer & Workshop Management".

2019

25th Birthday: The anniversary year full of milestones: We celebrated a quarter of a century of company history, launched NEXT and moved into our new company building in Bargteheide. Previously, the approximately 150 employees were spread out over several buildings. The new office building offers space for 250 people and thus room for the upcoming growth in all company divisions. In addition to classic workstations for concentrating and withdrawing, there are also open team boxes and common rooms. With additional ad-hoc workstations, TOPMOTIVE is pursuing mobile and agile working.

2020

Development of the business model: Digital transformation is the major guiding theme of our time. We expanded our portfolio with a new business segment and founded the subsidiary Cartelligence GmbH. We are now also consciously integrating the the car and the cardriver into the communication of the entire process chain.

Where we are

Bargteheide

Our headquarters is the technical and technological heart of the company and also our largest location. Here, our software and product development has always taken place. Since 2019 we are finally all united under one roof: from project management and support to technology and administration.

Our Capabilities

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DVSE GmbH has been developing innovative catalog and information systems since 1994. Our systems contribute to the spare parts distributors gaining their customers' loyalty and we, as a strategic partner, see this result confirmed through our clients’ success.

DVSE Gesellschaft für Datenverarbeitung, Service und Entwicklung mbH

Lise-Meitner-Straße 4
22941 Bargteheide
Germany
Managing directors:
Anja Pleus, Krunoslav Bagaric,
Reinhard Bleicken, Udo Knabe-Paulsen
Phone: +49 4532 9740 – 01
Fax: +49 4532 501052
Email: info@dvse.de
Court of the commercial register: Amtsgericht Lübeck
Registry number: HRB 3443 AH
VAT identification number: DE811741516
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Since 1996, MSDas GmbH has been developing integrated software solutions for repair shops. With a variety of functions and interfaces, they are designed to align precisely with the requirements of the day-to-day operation of a repair shop.

MSDas automotive software GmbH

Lise-Meitner-Straße 4
22941 Bargteheide
Germany
Managing directors:
Anja Pleus, Krunoslav Bagaric, Rainer Schmeling, Udo Knabe-Paulsen
Phone: +49 4532 9740 – 02
Fax: +49 4532 23821
Email: info@msdas.de
Court of the commercial register: Amtsgericht Lübeck
Registry number: HRB 3669 AH
VAT identification number: DE178228370
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AWDOC GmbH generates electronic labor times. Since 1996, experienced master car mechanics and vehicle engineers have created one of the largest data inventories, which takes into consideration the special requirements of the independent automotive sector.

AWDOC GmbH

Lise-Meitner-Straße 4
22941 Bargteheide
Germany
Managing directors:
Anja Pleus, Krunoslav Bagaric, Rainer Schmeling
Phone: +49 4532 9740 – 01
Fax: +49 4532 501052
Email: info@awdoc.de
Court of the commercial register: Amtsgericht Lübeck
Registry number: HRB 3761 AH
VAT identification number: DE182250355
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B-Formance GmbH offers services and products for the parts industry in the automotive and motorbike segments and created the first standardized information system for the free motorbike spare parts market.

B-Formance GmbH

Lise-Meitner-Straße 4
22941 Bargteheide
Germany
Managing directors:
Anja Pleus, Krunoslav Bagaric
Phone: +49 4532 9740 – 100
Fax: +49 4532 501052
Email: info@bformance.de
Court of the commercial register: Amtsgericht Lübeck
Registry number: HRB 13718 HL
VAT identification number: DE294409993
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TOPMOTIVE Data GmbH primarily offers services and products in the truck sector . With the creation of systems for the vehicle parts identification, we set a new benchmark for parts wholesalers and the parts industry.

Topmotive Data GmbH

Lise-Meitner-Straße 4
22941 Bargteheide
Germany
Managing directors:
Anja Pleus, Krunoslav Bagaric,
Udo Knabe-Paulsen
Phone: +49 4532 9740 – 06
Fax: +49 4532 501052
Email: info@dvse.de
Court of the commercial register: Amtsgericht Lübeck
Registry number: HRB 8722 HL
VAT identification number: DE815055078
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U4 Automotive GmbH is a service provider for data services and consulting in the truck sector.

U4 Automotive GmbH

Auf der Bleiche 6
58300 Wetter (Ruhr)
Germany
Managing director:
Martin Kurz, Udo Kurz
Phone: +49 2335 8881696
Email: info@u4automotive.de
Website: www.u4automotive.de
Court of the commercial register: Hagen
Registry number: HRB 8159
VAT identification number: DE265010677
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TOPMOTIVE Systems GmbH focuses on small and mid-size parts wholesalers in the German-speaking area with its ERP system and depicts the entire process chain.

Topmotive Systems GmbH

Lise-Meitner-Straße 4
22941 Bargteheide
Germany
Managing directors:
Anja Pleus, Krunoslav Bagaric, Thomas Lohmann
Phone: +49 4532 9740 – 114
Fax: +49 4532 501052
Email: info@dvse.de
Court of the commercial register: Amtsgericht Lübeck
Registry number: HRB 10993 HL
VAT identification number: DE276957404
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ALDOC-TOPMOTIVE is the leader in offering catalogs and data distribution in the Benelux market and has had solid market experience for a number of years. ALDOC has been part of the TOPMOTIVE Group since its acquisition in 2014.

Aldoc-Topmotive BV

Bredaseweg 25
4872 LA Etten-Leur
Netherlands
Managing directors:
DVSE GmbH
Phone: +31 76 5305770
Fax: +31 76 5209411
Email: info@aldoc.de
Website: www.aldoc.nl


VAT identification number: NL811696145B01
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DVSE Austria GmbH serves our customers in Austria and adjoining countries. It was founded in 2010 and has continually expanded our excellent local market position.

DVSE Austria GmbH

Hietzinger Hauptstraße. 50/8
1130 Wien
Austria
Managing director:
Krunoslav Bagaric
Phone: +43 1 8130358
Fax: +43 1 8130358209
Email: info@dvse.at
Court of the commercial register: Handelsgericht Wien
Registry number: FN341115s
VAT identification number: ATU65443549
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With our subsidiary DVSE RO we have been active in Romania since 2008. We strengthen both our regional presence in Southeast-Europe and simultaneously expand our resources and know-how in development.

DVSE RO SRL

Gheiorghe Doja nr.64-68 2nd floor
540494 Targu Mures
Romania
Managing directors:
Ioana Huza, Martin Amling
Phone: +40 265 265487
Email: office@dvse.ro
Website: http://dvse.ro/


VAT identification number: RO23490424
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In order to tap into the large market potential in Brazil and Latin America, we became a shareholder of TOPMOTIVE South America LTDA in 2015. With our partner Alfa Holding we manage to combine our solid market knowledge and longstanding technical expertise in the independent aftermarket.

TOPMOTIVE South America Ltda.

Rua Pedro Werner 71
Sala 402 - Centro
Brusque SC Brasil 88.354-000 Brazil
Managing director:
José Carlos Zen
Phone: +55 47 3351 5070
Email: info.br@topmotive.eu
Website: www.topmotive.com.br


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Cartelligence GmbH deals with digital communication along the entire value chain in the automotive market. The focus is always on the communication of all market participants with the car and the driver. Cartelligence develops software products, such as apps, to make digital communication more efficient in the future.

Cartelligence GmbH

Lise-Meitner-Straße 4
22941 Bargteheide
Germany
Managing directors:
Anja Pleus, Krunoslav Bagaric
Phone: +49 4532 9740 – 01
Email: info@cartelligence.eu
Website: www.cartelligence.eu
Court of the commercial register: Amtsgericht Lübeck
Registry number: HRB 20216 HL
VAT identification number: DE332100741

HOW WE ACT SUSTAINABLY AND WHY WE DO SO

Our project “Sustainable TOPMOTIVE” consists of numerous components. Both we as a company and our employees contribute to the recognizable responsibility in the area of social, ecological and economic sustainability. Together, we want to ensure that we act in a holistically sustainable manner.

These include, for example, our staff fluctuation rate, which has been kept consistently low for years, and the establishment of a support association – initiated by employees. Our new corporate headquarters, with its optimal energy balance, plays a crucial role with regard to our ecological footprint. Our company fleet is not replaced, but supplemented and expanded when it makes sense. Mobile work has been established at our company for years, regardless of worldwide pandemics. And not to forget –  the economic component: Through our products and services, automotive spare parts are identified more precisely, thus reducing incorrect orders and returns.

We do not act hasty and rushed, but more future-oriented. In every respect. That is why, in addition to the long-term commitment of our employees, we are also particularly proud of numerous enduring customer and supplier relationships.

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New company buildings with optimum energy balance at our largest sites in Bargteheide, Germany, and Targu Mures, Romania.

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Member of the "Allianz für Entwicklung und Klima".

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Our future: Climate neutrality through emissions avoidance, -reduction and -compensation.

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Expansion of the company fleet with electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Better resource balance through our products: More precise identification of automotive spare parts reduces incorrect orders and returns.

HOW WE ACT SUSTAINABLY AND WHY WE DO SO

Our project “Sustainable TOPMOTIVE” consists of numerous components. Both we as a company and our employees contribute to the recognizable responsibility in the area of social, ecological and economic sustainability. Together, we want to ensure that we act in a holistically sustainable manner.

These include, for example, our staff fluctuation rate, which has been kept consistently low for years, and the establishment of a support association – initiated by employees. Our new corporate headquarters, with its optimal energy balance, plays a crucial role with regard to our ecological footprint. Mobile work has been established at our company for years, regardless of worldwide pandemics. And not to forget –  the economic component: Through our products and services, automotive spare parts are identified more precisely, thus reducing incorrect orders and returns.

Icon Firmengebäude

New company buildings with optimum energy balance at our largest sites in Bargteheide, Germany, and Targu Mures, Romania.

Icon Allianz für Entwickung und Klima

Member of the "Allianz für Entwicklung und Klima".

Icon Nachhaltigkeit

Our future: Climate neutrality through emissions avoidance, -reduction and -compensation.

Icon Elektrofahrzeuge

Expansion of the company fleet with electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Better resource balance through our products: More precise identification of automotive spare parts reduces incorrect orders and returns.

What we are committed to

What we are committed to