OEC’s CollisionLink Broker is making sure more cars avoid premature scrappage

OEC is involved in all areas of the vehicle parts and repair ecosystem. OEC works with 45+ vehicle manufacturers around the globe, enabling those manufacturers and their dealers to sell more parts.
OEC’s technology has directly helped to save more than 17,000 vehicles from premature scrappage in the last seven years, and 6,000 in the last two years alone.
This write-off avoidance was made possible by OEC’s digital sales channel, CollisionLink Broker, which provides integrated connections between service workshops and crash repairers to ensure the seamless and cohesive sale of parts.
Furthermore, the system helps save time and provides more work for the repair industry.
Using a secure data feed, CollisionLink Broker works alongside existing estimating systems and uses parts catalogues to validate the fit-for-purpose replacement parts required.

Total Loss Avoidance
Every year, thousands of damaged vehicles are deemed unsalvageable by insurance companies as their repair is deemed too expensive in relation to the vehicle’s market value. This is an inconvenience to vehicle owners and deprives the repair sector of business.
OEC says CollisionLink Broker is the only system on the market using such an advanced, data-driven approach to propose economical repairs to vehicles.
The result is a win for service workshops, bodyshops, vehicle owners, and insurers – keeping a professionally-repaired vehicle on the road, rather than the wastage of sending it to scrap.

Benefits to sales, productivity and partnerships
By using CollisionLink Broker, OEC says repairers can generate an automatic quote within minutes of inspection with the correct part number, at the repairer’s agreed trade terms.
With competition between recycled and aftermarket suppliers driving down costs, this is a benefit to repairers in terms of margin, and speed of service.
For insurers and the vehicle owner, service is also much improved, with CollisionLink Broker proven to reduce job times and enhancing customer satisfaction.
“With CollisionLink Broker, repairers can realise new benefits in the parts quoting and sourcing process,” OEC Collision International Product Director, Damon Milne, said.
“The system has been proven to save both time and money in an increasingly hard-pressed sector. The depth of OEC’s data from the world’s leading manufacturers contributes hugely to a safe and efficient repair, with the right parts sourced both quickly and efficiently.
“I’d urge anyone who hasn’t tried the system to get in touch with us at OEC, so our team can show them what they’ve been missing – plus the system is free-of-charge to repairers, so there’s nothing to lose.
“Today, OEC technologies provide cost & time efficiencies to everyone involved in the vehicle parts & repair lifecycle. Suppliers, repairers, manufacturers, insurers, and fleets all use our technology and data services to connect with each other and get vehicles back on the road safely.
“This is why so many of the biggest names in the industry rely on OEC. In the past year alone, we’ve facilitated over $10B in North American e-commerce and over $30B in global trade.”

For more information, email oec@oeconnection.com or visit www.oeconnection.com/solutions/collisionlink-broker