AutoQuotes is forming a strategic alliance with UL, a safety science firm.
The new collaboration leverages AQ’s technology products and solutions for foodservice equipment and provides industry with UL’s experience in commercial product testing and security to facilitate the introduction of innovative foodservice equipment manufacturing and tools. The collaboration introduces what is intended to be an effective path for manufacturing companies to launch UL-certified products into new markets and give access to AQ network connection of more than 22,000 UK, Europe and North America dealers, distributors and consultants.
Working with UL and AQ, manufacturers will support product certification, regulatory changes, UL compliance, and automatic product listing access on AQ Listing Pro, the industry product database and configure software, price, quote (CPQ). Jim Contardi, AQ CEO, said: “AQ is focused on reducing friction for our customers and we are excited to collaborate with a partner who shares the same commitment. Collectively, we can provide manufacturers a faster and effective gateway to take their products to new markets and leverage the power of AQ to sell more, more quickly.”
Todd Denison, UL’s VP and GM for appliances, HVAC and lighting, added: “Through our collaboration with AQ, we are providing support from certification to spec. By listing their UL-certified products on AQ, our customers will feel the business impact of AQ’s expansive reach in the FES industry.”