Our History

epyx has been the beating heart of the automotive industry for over 2 decades.

We celebrated our 20th birthday in 2020, albeit differently to how we had originally planned due to a global pandemic.

However, that doesn’t stop us from celebrating our major milestones and achievements, seen in the context of selected world events.

Click on the arrows on the left and right hand side of the page to scroll through the epyx and 1link timeline.

2000

2000

epyx is founded by a team of 7, led by Managing Director Greg Connell, to explore ways of employing new online technology in the motor industry.

2001

2001

1link Vehicle Network launched – simplifying the car ordering process for bulk buyers such as large fleets and leasing companies, as well as franchise dealers.

2002

2002

1link Service Network launches. It’s ‘set to become the fleet industry’s online standard for service and maintenance processing.

2003

2003

epyx moves to Heath Farm in Meriden. Heath Farm was designed by the 4th Earl of Aylesford as a ‘centre of excellence’ for scientific farming.

2004

2004

Launch of 1link Relicensing which allows fleets to relicense automatically without fleet managers having to leave their desks.

2005

2005

1link Disposal Network is launched, forming a further component in the fleet vehicle lifecycle and completing the cradle to grave range of fleet e-commerce products.

2006

2006

epyx is named in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 – a recognition as one of the country’s fastest growing unlisted technology businesses.

2007

2007

Downtime Management launches on 1link Service Network, streamlining the communication between fleet manager and garage regarding vehicle collection.

2008

2008

1link Service Network launches in Portugal becoming the fourth country outside of the United Kingdom where 1link Service Network is used.

2009

2009

A 20% year-on-year increase in the number of fleet maintenance e-commerce transactions is recorded during 2009.

2010

2010

The first vehicle manufacturer starts using 1link Disposal Network for repatriation of its own end-of-contract lease vehicles back into the franchise network.

2011

2011

An iPhone app is launched for 1link Disposal Network enabling dealers to buy ex-fleet cars and vans on the move.

2012

2012

The Auction Allocation module is launched on 1link Disposal Network – suggesting to fleet managers the best motor auction to dispose of each car and van.

2013

2013

1link e-procurement is launched – enabling service and maintenance suppliers to buy products online, starting with tyres.

2014

2014

FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT), a leading global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products to businesses, acquires epyx.

2015

2015

TyreServe is launched on 1link Service Network, enabling tyres to be replaced or repaired whilst drivers are having their cars serviced or repaired.

2016

2016

Allstar ServicePoint is launched – a service, maintenance and repair portal from Allstar Business Solutions using technology from epyx.

2017

2017

93% of users rate the service that they receive from epyx as good or excellent in our annual customer survey.

2018

2018

The Network Performance and Opportunities report (NPOR) launches. It gives Service Centres a range of key insights on their use of 1link Service Network.

2019

2019

The 1st 1link Live event brought together more than 150 customers. It combined detailed product updates along with a wider view of developments in motoring.

2020

2020

epyx celebrates it’s 20th anniversary. With celebration plans delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, a quieter celebration was held virtually with employees.

2021

2021

The Driver Booking Module for 1link Service Network is launched, our starting point for future fleet connected car developments in service, maintenance and repair.