RedBook is the pre-eminent provider of vehicle identification and pricing information in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.
The Australian publicly listed company purchased all of the RedBook companies in 2007. Carsales is the largest online automotive classifieds business in Australia and develops world leading technology, advertising and data solutions that drive its business around the world.
Automotive Data Services Pty Ltd.
The company that operates the RedBook stable of publications and data systems is Automotive Data Services Pty Ltd. This company has been researching the Australian automotive market for over seventy years and its success has been based on pedantic and independent research, maintaining credibility and authoritative information.
Auto Information Limited
Automotive Data Services Pty Ltd is the majority shareholder in Auto Information Limited, a New Zealand company, which provides similar services to the New Zealand motor, insurance, finance and related industries. These services are also provided to Australian companies in these industries that operate in the New Zealand market.
Automotive Data Services (Thailand) Limited, RedBook Automotive Data Services (China) Limited, and Automotive Data Services (M) Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Australian Company and provide similar services to the automotive, insurance and finance industries.
In New Zealand, the databases encompass motor vehicles (from 1983) including Japanese second-hand imports and motorcycles.
In Australia, RedBook maintains databases on motor vehicles (from 1960) including Japanese second-hand imports, motorcycles, marine, and caravans.
In Thailand, the RedBook database covers all vehicles on the Thai market since 1992.
In China, the databases go back to 1995, Malaysia back to 1990, Hong Kong back to 1998 and Singapore back to 2000. RedBook clients can access the company's databases online.