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Solera Holdings, Inc. announced its subsidiary, Hollander, LLC, signed a five-year extension of its exclusive business partnership with eBay in North America through 2020. This partnership will bolster the continued growth and expansion of the fastest growing sales channel for recycled auto parts and expand the reach of the recycling industry to consumers worldwide.
"This extension is proof of how much this partnership has benefitted both parties," said Tanvir Arfi, President of Solera's Service, Maintenance, Repair & Parts platform. "Now, we must build on the foundation we've created to catapult into the next level of e-Commerce for recyclers."
By tapping into the world's largest consumer-based online marketplace, Solera will work with eBay to open new markets internationally and connect the vast supply of parts within the Hollander customer network to global purchasers.
eBay is the leading e-commerce platform for recycled auto parts and is consistently ranked a number one automotive site on the web, according to eBay, with three parts or accessories sold every second. Hollander's eLink™ solution is a tailor made listing program specifically for recyclers and integrated with its yard management system Powerlink®. eLink™ customers are granted industry-exclusive support from the eBay Merchant Support Organization and benefit from marketing programs provided by eBay.
Legislation (H.B. 3810) was recently introduced in Massachusetts that would require new-car dealers to provide purchasers a written statement declaring it is illegal for manufacturers or dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed or because someone other than the dealer performed service. The SEMA-supported bill will be considered by the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act regulates warranties for the protection of consumers and provides that vehicle manufacturers may not deny warranty coverage based on the use of an aftermarket part alone. Consumers are generally unaware of the rights afforded them under the law and many are forced to absorb the costs for repairs that were properly covered under the warranty. This SEMA-supported bill would simply provide that consumers be made aware in 10-point boldface type of these basic rights. Go to www.semasan.com to get updates on current legislative actions.
CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) and the United Recyclers Group (URG), a member-based group of more than 500 auto recycling locations, announced that the focus of their ongoing collaboration will be placed on technology advancements and recycler education, to help ensure that today’s recyclers have the tools and information necessary to meet the changing demands of their business.
The URG Computer Features Committee and CCC have identified near-and longer-term enhancements to the CCC Pinnacle Yard Management™ Solution, and the two organizations will continue to work together to bring recyclers a world-class training conference again in 2016. CCC Pinnacle Yard Management integrates the key functions needed for comprehensive yard management into a single solution, and it remains the sole-endorsed yard management solution of the URG.
“The CCC Pinnacle Yard Management Solution provides recyclers with a great opportunity to effectively and efficiently manage a significant portion of their business from a single, integrated solution,” said Don Porter, CEO, URG. “Our ongoing collaboration with CCC is great for recyclers. Through our Computer Features Committee we share valuable insights, drawn from our conversations with members. The CCC Pinnacle team applies their technology and market expertise to create solutions to meet the changing needs of recyclers.”
Added Jim Dickens, Executive Vice President, CCC Information Services Inc., “By collaborating with the URG we get the endorsement and support of a leading voice within the auto recycler community, helping to focus our efforts on the things that matter most to recyclers. ‘By recyclers, for recyclers’ is the founding principle of the CCC Pinnacle solution, and our work with the URG is centered on honoring that history.”
To learn more about the CCC Pinnacle Yard Management Solution, please visit www.cccis.com/pinnacle.
Leading security technology manufacturer, Gallagher, has released its latest products and updates to the global security market. The release includes Command Centre v7.40, an update to the company's renowned security management platform, the all new Mobile Reader, and the F3 Series fence controllers.
Gallagher’s new generation of products are designed to enhance the customer experience by improving organizational efficiency, automating manual interactions and streamlining processes such as visitor management and perimeter alarms management.
"We have taken our mobile solution a step further by enabling guards to be more mobile while maintaining complete visibility over a site. Creating value for our customers is core to what we do here at Gallagher and our latest releases again deliver on this promise," said Steve Bell, Chief Technology Officer - Security.
"The new series of fence controllers again shows our commitment and investment to the innovation we incorporate into all aspects of our product development. From the technology and functionality through to the aesthetics, our customers know they are receiving a product that has had every aspect carefully crafted," said Bell.
Gallagher’s Command Centre v7.40 boasts features designed to improve operational efficiency while enhancing the user experience. The introduction of a barcode scanner integration for the Gallagher Visitor Management Client and Kiosk significantly speeds up the entry and exit process for visitors to site. Other enhancements to the Visitor Management suite include customizable branding on the kiosk, and further automation of host interactions saving the host time. Gallagher's T20 Card +PIN Terminals will also receive a software upgrade with the release of v7.40 enabling the management of perimeter alarms as well the ability to perform overrides and conduct maintenance and repairs on the fence line.
Gallagher's new Mobile Reader extends security across your site and beyond the door by giving guards the freedom to search cardholder's details and access privileges without returning to a workstation. The Gallagher Mobile Reader is designed to work with all the latest Apple devices operating on iOS 8 or iOS 9.
The F3 Series of fence controllers deliver high-performance electric fence management suited to any environment and are available with stand-alone and networked capabilities. The flexibility of the design allows the controllers to be installed in either portrait or landscape orientations while the information offered by the LED icon panel on the front of the controller allows technicians to quickly and easily identify the cause of an alarm, check the fence status and view voltage output. The addition of a Magnetic Key (included with each controller) allows operators to perform common functions simply such as clearing historic alarms.
Visit www.security.gallagher.com for more information.
Sellick Equipment Limited, headquartered in Harrow, Ontario, Canada, has unveiled a new model of rough terrain forklift.
The S150, 15,000-pound capacity at 24-inch load center is now in full production. This new model is powered by an economical 74 horsepower, four-cylinder, intercooled tier four final electronic engine that produces 295 feet / pound of torque.
Operator safety and comfort is consistent with all Sellick models. The S150 features a fully-isolated operator platform that reduces noise and vibration, and the overhead guard structure is both ROPS and FOPS certified. Operators can monitor the machines systems through a multi-function digital LCD screen that also provides on board diagnostics that reduces downtime.
The S150 is designed for heavy industrial applications such as steel and plastic pipe manufacturing / distribution, steel fabrication, engineered wood products, concrete products, automotive recycling, public utilities, to name a few.
Established in 1969, Sellick Equipment continues providing quality rough terrain material handling products and support through a North American wide dealer network. Call toll-free 877-735-4525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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