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Europcar plays its role in tackling industry parts supply backlog with SYNETIQ green parts

SYNETIQ, an IAA company (NYSE: IAA), has shared the success of its green parts supply relationship with Europcar Mobility Group UK, as industry parts supply chain uncertainty continues.


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Complex parts manufacturer supply issues mean an increasing number of vehicles awaiting repair, with some items on backorder for over six months.

With vehicle fleet operators dealing with significant delays, SYNETIQ suggests green parts could provide the answer. For leading mobility company Europcar the results have been transformational, with a recent green parts solution negating a total repair turnaround of more than 190 days.

SYNETIQ is now encouraging more fleet operators to implement an agile approach to parts supply issues. The organisation says it is pleased to be supporting Europcar through a challenging period for the industry, noting the key environmental benefits that can also be achieved using green parts.

Since it began working with SYNETIQ in 2019, Europcar stated it has avoided 163,583.18kg CO2 by using green parts for vehicle fleet repairs.

Europcar, which currently operates a fleet of more than 30,000 cars and 10,000 vans in the UK, says it is delighted with the results so far. “Our relationship with SYNETIQ delivers important advantages for our business and our customers,” confirmed Ron Santiago, Managing Director, Europcar Mobility Group UK. “Being able to address some of the delays caused by the global vehicle parts supply issues is a clear benefit, as well as the significant reduction in costs and CO2 by using green parts.”

“Parts backorder complications have caused havoc for our vehicle repair clients,” says Sarah Hirst, Client and Green Parts Director at SYNETIQ. “For large fleets, it is imperative that repairs are dealt with as swiftly as possible to allow vehicles to get back on the road. The recent Europcar solution is one example of how green parts can be demonstrably effective in vehicle repair – reducing CO2 emissions, repair cost and vehicle-off-road time.”


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Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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