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Our History

We've been around since 1938 and a lot has happened during that time. Take a look below to see the significant events that have helped to shape HPI into the organisation that we are today.

HPI Founded. Our first office opens at 11 Grosvenor Gardens in London

HPI first office at 11 Grosvenor Gardens in London
1938
1947

Police provide HPI with stolen vehicle information

Leading insurers provide car accident history data

1980's
1990's

HPI are sold to two leading credit referencing organisations; first Infolink, then Equifax.

Equifax

HPI appointed to run Central Registration & Identification Scheme on behalf of NCC

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1992
1993

HPI used car information becomes nationally available to the general UK public

HPI electronically tag all new CRiS registered caravans

1996
1997

HPI and IMVA (Independent Mileage Verification Association) jointly launch the National Mileage Register

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HPI launch a convenient online vehicle data check service

1999
2000

HPI and IMVA merge to create a new independent information company dedicated solely to the needs of the motor industry and the motoring consumer

HPI launch consumer check service online. The birth of hpicheck.com. In the same year they also launch Motorhome MINDER on behalf of SMMT

2001
2002

HPI launch online service to motor trade customers, including Exchange, the online vehicle stock publishing facility

HPI acquired by Norwich Union Insurance, the UK's largest insurer.

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2004
2008

HPI is acquired by Solera Inc, a leading global provider of claims solutions

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HPI celebrates 75 years of providing services to the automotive industry

2013
2015

HPIcheck.com relaunches to cement their market leading status

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