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Making money out of core for remanufacturing

Premier supply users with everything they need
Premier supply users with everything they need from the pallet to the component labels, to collection.
Selling core components for remanufacture can be seen as a double edged sword to the dismantler. On the one hand you are getting a financial return for items that would otherwise end up in the shredder, but on the other hand, some see remanufactured products as a potential threat to used parts sales. We are not looking to debate that particular issue but to look at a web based service that takes the pain out of selling core into the remanufacturing market.

Premier Component’s, one of Europe’s leading core buyers and stockists is about to launch (early October) a major redevelopment to its on line data system designed to work with vehicle dismantlers, informing them of the parts that Premier will purchase before any components are removed from the vehicle.

As vehicle dismantlers, we have been supplying parts to the aftermarket for many years but this has generally been on an ad hoc, spot sale, what’s available basis. It has not been possible for core buyers to supply lists of the parts that they require, as these would be extensive and most likely to have become out of date before the parts have been purchased from the Authorised Treatment Facilities.

Premier on line form
Premier's on-line system makes the process of getting the best value from your core very easy.
The Premier team have been working together to improve the range of products and parts that Premier can purchase to maximise the effectiveness of their ELVPP (End of Live Vehicle Parts Partnership) system. This in turn should maximise the revenue it can generate for the dismantler. Premier’s product portfolio includes starters, alternators, steering racks and pumps, turbochargers, diesel pumps and injectors, air conditioning pumps, air bags, brake callipers, engine assemblies and gearboxes. Some of the products that are to be introduced in the near future include DPF’s and throttle bodies.

Premier Components have taken up the challenge of providing vehicle dismantlers with the information they require in a simple easy to use form to enable them to supply cores, but at the same time keeping their overheads and costs to a minimum by ensuring unwanted parts are not removed from the vehicle.

They have developed a simple to use web based system which allows the dismantler to log on and enter the registration or VIN number of the vehicle they are processing. The system then supplies an exact match confirmation of the vehicle which is being dismantled. Once the vehicle is confirmed the user will see a list of parts that are required from the vehicle with the price that will be paid (see illustration of newly developed tab on previous page) providing the part is to the correct specification.

The dismantler then decides which parts to keep for their own shelves and a dismantling report is then printed for the remaining parts. These are then confirmed as a sale to Premier, and the information can then be passed to the de-pollution bay for stripping. When the parts are removed, previously printed bar code labels are attached and then placed into a pallet supplied by Premier for on-site processing and collection by an ELVPP representative.

Premier are very keen to add that this system is designed to protect the dismantlers parts sales business and at the same time be an efficient sales tool that gives the dismantler the opportunity to sell their excess or unwanted parts. This should maximise revenue and the recovery of parts from a vehicle before it reaches the crusher.

One area of the website concerns quality control. There is nothing more frustrating than preparing parts for a remanufacturer just to have them rejected. Premier has taken a lot of effort to show what they will accept and what they will not. This should ensure that reject core is kept to an absolute minimum.

Following the conclusion of successful trials of the system with a number of ATF’s recommended by the MVDA, Premier has now rolled out and the service and made it available to all ATFs and car breakers. Speaking to dismantlers who have trialled ELVPP does confirm both the effectiveness of the system and the ease of use. As one member put it, “it does what it says on the box”, and you can’t ask for more than that!

Anyone who is interested in looking at or wanting more information to install the Premier Components ELVPP system should in the first instance contact Paul Wilson (pictured above), Premier Components’ ELVPP General Manager on 01789 722908 or 07967 734546, email paul.wilson@elvpp.com. Anyone with views or comments on the system, then please let us know.

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