PartsTrader announced that it has integrated Hollander Interchange codes within the PartsTrader application to assist suppliers when they are quoting recycled parts.
The Hollander Interchange is a 75-year old numbering system that indexes which parts are interchangeable among vehicles. For example, the timing cover for a 1976 GMC Truck also fits a 1969 Corvette. Hollander Interchange Manuals cover most foreign and domestic cars and light trucks from the 1920s to the present. The manuals cover more than 150 mechanical and body parts and assemblies.
For information on how to use the Interchange, go to http://hollanderinterchange.net/How_To_Instructions.pdf.
In the PartsTrader system a collision repair estimator will be asked, when appropriate, clarifying vehicle option questions prior to sending out a quote request for their specific part needs. The estimator’s answers to these questions will trigger PartsTrader to display the appropriate Hollander code to the quoting recycler whenever that code is available for the parts or assemblies required.
The new functionality has been previewed in Illinois and New Jersey, and is now available to PartsTrader users nationwide.
“The repairers and recyclers who have been using this feature in our preview areas have been pleased with the efficiencies it has delivered to them,” said Dale Sailer, PartsTrader’s vice president of business development. “Our development team has worked diligently on asking the right questions of repairers, and to display the Hollander codes in an easy-to-use manner for any supplier quoting recycled parts. PartsTrader’s goal is to continually improve our solution so that it reduces the risk of getting the wrong parts and creates efficiencies for both the repairer and the supplier.”
Said Rob Cooper, CEO of PartsTrader, “In meeting with recyclers across the country, we’ve heard the need for integration with Hollander Interchange loud and clear, and it’s exciting to be able to respond to the market’s needs in such a positive way.”