Allianz Insurance and salvage and recycling company SYNETIQ have launched a digital platform that helps vehicle repairers source green parts.
The platform, mygreenparts, digitalises the supply of recycled spare parts, facilitating the purchasing process for bodyshops and supporting sustainable repairs.
Offering parts that match repair standards and insurance requirements, it is the first-to-market solution for these two sectors.
How it works
When repairers generate an estimate for a vehicle repair, their software automatically notifies SYNETIQ’s stock control system of the parts required—within rules agreed with Allianz. This enables SYNETIQ to offer matching parts. These are non-safety critical parts, such as doors, body panels and headlamps that have been graded, cleaned, checked and come with a certificate of parts conformity.
Green parts are more environmentally friendly than their newly manufactured equivalent and they cost up to 75% less.
SYNETIQ, which dismantles vehicles that Allianz has written off, ensures their parts are processed responsibly, with component inspection and full traceability.
Mygreenparts allows companies to measure and report the emissions and carbon savings they achieve through this climate-conscious approach. It also captures data to identify trends to enhance fulfilment rates.
The platform is expected to increase the proportion of green parts used in vehicle repairs.
Nick Rossiter, motor damage strategy manager at Allianz Claims, commented: “Through their long partnership, Allianz and SYNETIQ have worked together on an ethical and sustainable approach to vehicle repairs. The mygreenparts platform allows a seamless process for our repairers to purchase green parts, benefitting our customers, repair network and the planet.”
Tom Rumboll, chief executive officer of SYNETIQ, added: “As the only truly integrated supplier of green parts on a national scale, we handle the complete process of vehicle salvage from start to finish. Enhancing our leading green parts service directly to insurers, via bodyshops, is a great step forward in our common goal of automated and sustainable motoring solutions.”
Insurers and fleet operators currently using SYNETIQ’S mygreenfleet system will be able to migrate to the new platform, and benefit from time and CO2 savings, while the development of mygreenparts allows it to integrate with other bodyshop management systems and reach a wider audience.