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Hollander Releases Snap-It

Hollander LLC., a business unit of Solera Holdings, Inc. and the leading data-driven solution provider for the automotive recycling industry, has released Snap-It to the North American market. Snap-It is a mobile app that simplifies the photo capturing process for auto recyclers.

Sapa Teams With Ford F-150 To Create New Aluminum Solution

Sapa, a world leader in aluminum solutions, has announced it is partnering with Ford to supply the all-new F-150 with structural aluminum tubing and provide ongoing development support for future aluminum extrusion applications.

Green Parts

Auto recyclers have been collaborating and working together more diligently in recent years in an effort to highlight and promote the reasons Why “green recycled parts” should be a sought after option for a vehicles repair. We spread that message in trade publications and in industry forums and conventions.
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Locator UpFront

Procured Parts

Certainly one of the most contentious topics that has ever arisen in the collision repair industry are insurer-driven parts procurement programs. Like collision repairers, we in the auto recycling industry have been consumed with conference calls and training sessions on how to use these systems to streamline sales to our customers in the auto repair industry. In the past few months numerous people have asked me what I think about all of these programs and members of our auto recycling community have even sought help from industry experts to gain some guidance on what our position on these programs should be going forward.


Air bags have been a hot industry topic for the last couple months and the auto recycling industry has had to stay on top of the topic. In November 2014 nearly 8 million air bags, manufactured by Japan-based Takata Corp., were recalled for safety defects. These air bags are installed on vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigated reports of air bag inflator ruptures, all of which occurred in Florida and Puerto Rico.


Auto recycling is unlike any other sect of the automotive industry. It is not one-size-fits-all; two identical parts can have different amounts of damage, wear, warranty, price, etc. Because it can’t be pigeonholed, the industry sometimes takes a beating in the public eye.
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