General Motors Dealer Equipment, SPX Service Solutions & Gateway(TM) Agree to Provide Computers to GM Dealers.WARREN, Mich., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Service Solutions, a unit of SPX Corporation (NYSE NYSE
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SPW Spokane Washington (border patrol sector) ), today announced an arrangement with Gateway(TM), Irvine, California to offer computer packages to GM Dealers through the GM Dealer Equipment program it administers for General Motors Corporation.
Under the agreement, Service Solutions (through GM Dealer Equipment, GMDE GMDE Generalized Minimum Distance Encoding ) will market special computer packages to General Motors' Dealers in the United States. Initially, four (4) complete packages, including an Intel(R) Pentium III version will be offered. All Gateway(TM) packages offered by GMDE carry a 3-year on-site service and support warranty and can be conveniently ordered and billed to dealers using their GM parts open account system.
The initial rollout by GMDE will focus on offering Gateway(TM) Computers to support GM Dealership Service Departments and Technicians with Electronic Service Information (E.S.I.). The approved computers also have applications for other departments within the dealership.
GM Dealer Equipment will launch a marketing communications plan to inform dealers regarding the complete details of this unique sales and service agreement. The communication will include the capability to assist GM Dealers with selecting and ordering "GM approved" Gateway(TM) computer packages. A direct mail package and website communication will also feature information on the computer ordering and program options.
GM Dealers requesting information on the GMDE/Gateway(TM) computer packages, are encouraged to contact GM Dealer Equipment toll-free at 800-GM-TOOLS or through the Internet website, www.gmde.com.
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GTW Global Trading Web (Commerce One B2B-platform) ), a Fortune 500 company founded in 1985, provides complete computing solutions for clients worldwide. The company has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Ireland, and Malaysia and employs more than 19,000 people worldwide. Gateway(TM) products and services consistently win top awards from leading industry publications. Revenue for the year 1998 was $7.5 billion. For further information, visit Gateway(TM) at www.gateway.com.
Service Solutions, a unit of SPX Corporation, is a leader in special service tools and equipment, electronic diagnostics, emissions testing equipment and technical information services See Information Systems. for the global motor vehicle industry. SPX Corporation is a global provider of industrial products and services, technical products and systems, service solutions and vehicle components. The Internet address for SPX (Sequenced Packet EXchange) The transport layer protocol in the NetWare operating system. Similar to the TCP layer in TCP/IP, it ensures that the entire message arrives intact. SPX uses NetWare's IPX as its delivery mechanism. Corporation's home page is www.spx.com.
Certain statements in this press release are forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and are subject to the safe harbor created thereby. Please refer to the Company's Form 10-K for 1997, its Registration Statement on Form S-4, File No. 333-60853 and our 1998 Third Quarter Report on Form 10-Q for discussion of certain important factors that relate to forward looking statements contained in this press release. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in any such forward looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.