Partnership Integrates Recycled Parts Into Mitchell Technology




Mitchell announced it will integrate its RepairCenter Workspace technologies with LKQ Corporation’s LKQ InTouch electronic ordering system.

The companies will partner to allow data to be captured automatically through Mitchell’s RepairCenter and passed on to LKQ InTouch™ technology for real-time access to LKQ’s aftermarket and recycled automotive parts inventory. Parts lookup and ordering, that previously involved multiple, time-consuming and often error-prone steps, is now simplified to allow shops to procure parts within the RepairCenter Workspace. LKQ and Mitchell have collaborated closely with CARSTAR - the first MSO to adopt the RepairCenter integrated solution to fine tune the new application.

“CARSTAR has been an outstanding partner and played a major role in validating our approach. It is truly committed to customer satisfaction and repairing their customers’ vehicles in the shortest possible time. We’re excited to see their shops leveraging best practices in realtime parts procurement,” said Terry Fortner, Vice President of Industry Relations and Marketing Development at LKQ Corporation.

In addition to passing data to help facilitate parts lookup and ordering, the RepairCenter ToolStore also provides the ability to receive data back from LKQ InTouch™ technology.

This two-way integration empowers shops to eliminate the manual steps required to update relevant parts costing and estimate information in RepairCenter, further simplifying workflow. LKQ InTouch™ technology is offered at no additional cost in the RepairCenter ToolStore and takes just one click to activate.

“We are delighted to have LKQ participate in the ToolStore to give auto repair facilities a much more efficient parts procurement workflow and realtime access to LKQ’s vast inventory of quality aftermarket and salvage parts,” said Peter Lovasz, Senior Director of Mitchell Repair Solutions. 

Visit www.repaircenter.mitchell.com to get additional information.

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