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Software which once upon a time simply helped you with a bit of stock control now serves a much greater role, fully integrating your business with the outside world. The name Pinnacle has been around for a long, long time but since it’s sale to Hollander some four years ago, a great deal has changed.


Hollander International Systems is the International Subsidiary of Hollander. They provide, and are responsible for Pinnacle Professional yard management software internationally to the automotive dismantling, recycling and parts market. Operating from their head office and development centre in Edinburgh, they serve not only the UK, but also Southern Ireland, Spanish, Holland and Belgium markets alongside clients in Australia and New Zealand.

Hollander is part of the American multinational, Solera which worldwide, is one of the largest providers of services to the automotive sector. All their companies are designed to complement each other with the services they provide, with products ranging from automated data intelligence, through to software that support the insurance markets for estimations and claims. They are involved in the total life cycle of a vehicle, from insurance claims handling, repair estimation, parts sourcing, vehicle valuation, vehicle build sheets, finally returning the vehicle to the road to complete the cycle. You probably know these companies as Audatex, CAP, HPI, CarWeb and Hollander.

The Edinburgh head office focuses on the above markets, providing Pinnacle Professional in the countries they operate in. Hollander's UK Sales Manager, Simon Aitken explained , “This ensures Hollander is always focused on the needs of dismantlers today and how our business sector is and will evolve in the near future. Professional dismantling and recycling yards are the champions of our business sector and need to keep evolving and progressing.”

One of the unique benefits of the Hollander Pinnacle system is Interchange. This has been developed over a number of years and allows the user to identify the interchangeability of parts, providing our customers the ability to offer the correct alternative part to a customer to meet their requirements. This allows for supersessions and alternative part numbers. This Interchange model is critical for users and is a shared database, where the users support the management of information by sharing knowledge. Interchange significantly increases your ability to make a sale and has become critical to their customers businesses in this world of shared platforms across Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

We have run a number of practical articles written by Steve Tapner over the last year which have often included details of the operation and benefits of the Pinnacle System. Anyone wanting to find out more about Pinnacle can visit their website. They will also be at CARS2016 so you can check it out there. They are the main sponsor for the CARS Gala Dinner. Steve will be presenting at the CARS Seminars so it will be a great time to chat to someone who really understands how to make the best of this product.

February 2016


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