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First official insurer sanctioned green repair

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RecoParts supplies PAS125 compliant reclaimed parts for the ‘first official’ insurer sanctioned green repair
A couple of months back we told you about Key2Key / RecoParts and their aim to develop the green parts market between auto recyclers and body shops. Since then, Newmans of Nottingham, one of a number of repairers piloting the use of reclaimed parts with RecoParts have carried out their first green repair.

Managing Director Paul Bismanis commented, “To enhance our service offering to both our work providers and customers, and as a PAS125 accredited repair centre, we have been trying to obtain a sustainable supply of green parts that comply with the PAS125 standard. As a repairer we want to repair cars, safely, efficiently, cost effectively and to a high standard. The RecoParts source is assisting our achievement of this as well as reduce cycle times and costs”.

The initial repair estimate deemed the vehicle an ‘uneconomical repair’ however by using the RecoParts, PAS125 compliant source, there was an opportunity for the owner to have the vehicle repaired and hence keep it. By using Reco Parts, a saving of £183.62 was achieved which made the difference between repair and total loss.

Reco tell us that overall their pilot initiatives are proving very successful. Repairers are converting more total loss vehicles into repairs and seeing an increase in repair profitability by using recycled OE equipment. They are also able to market themselves to uninsured fleets with a viably economical repair alternative.

The potential green parts market is one that could generate significant growth for the vehicle dismantling industry and anyone who missed the previous article, which introduced what appears to be great step forward to generating this market can read it here.

The company in question, Key2Key / RecoParts know that they can’t do this without your help and they see this as a win/win situation. Insurance costs are reduced for repairs and you sell many more used parts, often parts that you wouldn’t normally sell - and they are initially looking for 20-30,000 parts each week!

To make it easy to see how the system works they have created a video which explains just what it’s all about. This can be viewed here and it is well worth a few minutes of your time to take a look. After all, it might just make you a lot of money in the future?

If you’re interested in getting involved, then you can visit their website, email them or talk to Steve Wright on 07427441651.

One of the key features of this month's CARS show is the Green Parts forum which will discuss how to develop this large potential market .The panel is made up of experts from insurers, body shops and the trade. Standards specialist Steve Wright is also on the panel and if you want to benefit from the growing market then don't miss the forum at CARS. visit the CARS website for full details and registration.

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