In the aftermath of the February storm events, Copart’s exclusive partnership with Polygon Restoration delivers a unique and complete vehicle recovery, restoration, and resale service for their insurance customers.
Copart’s partnership with Polygon, a specialist drying and decontamination business, enables them to provide specialist treatment to many water and smoke-damaged vehicles so that they can either return to their owners or can achieve even greater returns through the company’s patented online auctions.
Copart is delighted to be able to offer this bespoke service to their customers, in addition to their well-established emergency response and surge management capabilities, which enable them to rapidly handle large volumes of vehicles following flooding or other extreme weather incidents.
Polygon’s patented vehicle restoration process offers innovative solutions for recovering the best possible value from a vehicle that has suffered damage due to water (or smoke).
Water damaged vehicles are fully disassembled in a controlled environment, including removing carpets, upholstery, and trim to allow for further assessment and decontamination.
A bespoke restoration plan for our customers may include the elimination of moulds and contaminants, ultrasonic cleaning process, odour removal, dehumidification, and bacteria testing.
Copart’s insurance customers will benefit exclusively from:
- An exclusive end to end process, delivering greater returns
- Vehicle collection from the damaged site and assessment by Copart
- Triage service from Polygon from images
- Delivery of vehicle by Copart to Polygon
- Report and hygiene test supplied by Polygon
- Vehicles being returned to a condition that enables them to be returned to the policyholder in some cases
- Maximum exposure to a global buyer base and improved sales return through Copart’s online auction platform due to vehicle re-categorisation following completion of decontamination process
Vehicles with serious storm damage, which cannot be dried out, are taken to one of Copart’s 18 operational locations across the UK to be auctioned or recycled for parts.
Jane Pocock, Managing Director of Copart UK & Ireland, said:
“Following the recent storms, we’re delighted that the specialist treatments available through our exclusive partnership with Polygon Restoration are enabling our insurance customers to either return water-damaged vehicles to their policyholders or achieve higher returns through our patented online auctions.
Being able to give as many vehicles as possible a new lease of life through value-added services like this means we can reduce the number of vehicles that need to be scrapped. This all helps contribute towards the successful delivery of Copart’s Plan-Net-Zero commitment to both global sustainability and becoming a greener business.”
Commercial Operations Director at Polygon UK & Ireland, Richard Done, added:
“Since partnering with Copart we have seen vehicles of all shapes, sizes, and models passing through the workshop, and it’s always amazing to see the results the team achieve even with the most damaged of vehicles.
For us, the process forms part of our sustainability strategy and plans to work with businesses that align with each other to achieve a greatly reduced environmental impact. Vehicle restoration forms part of our overall solutions package that we provide to the wider insurance claims sector, helping to reduce impact on the planet across the financial services industry.”
To find out more, visit Remarketing.copart.co.uk/flood-and-fire-restoration.