Alma Mediapartners acquires a stake in car servicing market venue AutoJerry.fi
Alma Media Corporation Press release 19 January 2016 at 11.00 a.m.
ALMA MEDIAPARTNERS ACQUIRES A STAKE IN CAR SERVICING MARKET VENUE AUTOJERRY.FI
Alma Media’s subsidiary Alma Mediapartners Oy has acquired 24 per cent of the share capital of AutoJerry Oy, which offers competitive tender services for car servicing. The parties have agreed not to publish the price of the transaction.
With AutoJerry.fi service, people can compare car servicing and repairs offers in a centralised manner and invite competitive offers for the services: car owners receive offers from local car repair workshops, compare the offers and book a servicing time with the repair workshop they have selected.
AutoJerry.fi service, launched in June 2014, includes 960 car repair workshop partners covering about one third of Finland’s repair workshops from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. AutoJerry.fi is Finland’s leading car servicing market venue, and the popularity of the service has increased very quickly. To this date, a total of 80,000 offers have been forwarded to car owners from the repair workshops, of which more than a half during the past four months. The total value of the offers forwarded is EUR 25 million.
“The aim of Alma Mediapartners is to extend the car media business from changing a car to owning it. The AutoJerry service superbly takes us in this direction,” says Riikka Wulff, Managing Director of Alma Mediapartners Oy.
“Through partnership with a major media house, we can make the entire public aware of AutoJerry. This will greatly benefit all of our car repair workshop partners and every car owner using the service,” says Harri Lilja, Chairman of the Board of AutoJerry Oy.
AutoJerry service is found at the address https://autojerry.fi
For more information, please contact:
Riikka Wulff, Managing Director of Alma Mediapartners Oy, tel. +358 10 665 3519
Jari Vallström, Managing Director of AutoJerry Oy, tel. +358 40 5795219
Alma Media in brief
Alma Media is a media company focusing on digital services and publishing. In addition to news services, the company’s products provide useful information related to lifestyle, career and business development. The services of Alma Media have expanded from Finland to the Nordic countries, the Baltics and Central Europe. In 2014, the company employed an average of 1,830 professionals (excluding deliverers), of whom approximately one quarter worked outside Finland. Alma Media’s revenue in 2014 totalled approximately EUR 295 million. Alma Media’s share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.almamedia.com.