Link to atfPro

All the latest news for auto recyclers

Welcome to ATF professional - the site specifically aimed at Authorised Treatment Facilities and those involved with motor vehicle dismantling, vehicle salvage and other operations associated with motor vehicle depollution and recycling. Sign up for our, free monthly newsletter.
Visit from the Environment Agency? Need to apply for an Environmental Permit? Call Paul Downing Associates now for an informal chat - 07790 147084 or click here.

Have you checked how effective yard software is lately?

dismantling yard
Managing your yard has never been easier - modern software handles everything from buying vehicles to selling the parts on line.
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

Latest stories

Who’s buying our salvage vehicles in Europe?
It seems that there are some questions surrounding the purchasing of vehicles by other European countries, in particular Cat B vehicles. One of our readers asked us the following:
Diesel and petrol car sales to be banned from 2040
In recent news and following on from France’s commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road by 2040, Britain has also followed suit by banning the sales of all new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2040. The final plan is due by the end of July.
Palladium cost has increased, hitting a 16 year high
Automakers may have to decrease the use of palladium and seek an alternative due to higher prices of the metal
There is a use for rusty old cars!
This years’ Glastonbury featured ‘Cineramageddon’ – an interesting use of old vehicles.
The pressure’s on for tyres!
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) and National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) warn of rising costs on tyre recycling due to regulatory changes and market conditions, factors that will affect used tyre collectors and re-processors.
Volvo to go electric by 2019
Volvos plan is to launch five electric models between 2019 and 2012 and a number of hybrid models and they aim to sell one million electrified cars by 2025.
We’re not a scrap yard, we’re a vehicle dismantlers
Atf Pro met up with the guys at Skan 4x4 Ltd to take a look at their great setup.
Code of practice flawed, the opinion of the BVSF
One has to be concerned when the insurer’s new Code of Practice (CoP) that received its “soft launch” a week or so back isn’t supported by either the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers’ Association or the British Vehicle Salvage Federation, two of the main owners of the pre-existing code.