For more than 85 years we have been providing
automotive data

About Us

We are an international company operating in the automotive industry. DAT Group provides data, products and services that focus on enabling a digital vehicle life cycle.

Our Mission

For more than 85 years our mission is to collect and prepare comprehensive automotive data, thus providing the sector with best-in-class information.

Our product family SilverDAT offers not only top-of-the-line tools for vehicle identification, calculating vehicle repair orders, damage assessment, claims handling of communication to insurances, it also allows users to get reliable used-car valuations or residual values by using our big data and methodology.

We are dedicated to supporting the industry with best-in-class products and services to make business easy and efficient.


Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is one of neutrality, reliability and innovation. Founded in 1931, the DAT has always seen itself as a neutral intermediary between all stakeholders of the automobile industry, and has since always been funded by the same three partners: the VDA (Association of the German Automotive Industry), the VDIK (Association of the International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers) and the ZDK (German Federation for Motor Trades and Repairs).
This structure gives the DAT a unique status and a special mandate within the automotive industry.

Today, our company has over 550 employees in 18 countries throughout Europe and Asia. 


Dr. Thilo Wagner

Managing Director Products

Dr. Thilo Wagner coordinates and leads the product development and IT department at DAT. He joined the DAT in 2012 as CEO.

Jens Nietzschmann

Managing Director Germany (Spokesman)

Jens Nietzschmann started his career at the DAT in 1995, became CEO in 2007. He is responsible for distribution, sales and administrative activites.

Helmut Eifert

Managing Director Foreign Countries

Helmut Eifert is responsible for international development and head of all subsidiaries worldwide. He joined DAT as CEO in 2012.