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New security system to crack down on recycled parts theft/fraud

To be launched this month at the CARS show, a new scheme developed by the BVSF and Retainagroup will provide salvage dealers with a system for visibly marking valuable recycled parts and registering them on a secure, ISO 27001:2013 certified database.

Operated by Retainagroup, providers of window and parts marking techniques and registration services to the motor industry for over 36 years, the scheme is available to BVSF members only.  A label with a unique code and a number of security features designed to meet the specific needs of the industry will identify every part designated for recycling.  

Trials have been run with three BVSF members, DA Autoparts Ltd, KTG Caravans & Campers and ASM Auto Recycling. Roger West, Secretary General of the BVSF said – “The Scheme provides an excellent solution to a range of issues faced by the industry.  At an early stage, i.e. when a vehicle arrives for dismantling, operators will be able to confirm, via Retainagroup’s International Security Register (ISR), that it does not have any police interest. When a label is applied to a part, relevant details will be registered on the ISR/BVSF parts-check database and, when sold, the record will be updated.”  

Arguments over returned parts will become a thing of the past as the system will protect the supplier from having bona fide parts returned by unscrupulous buyers and in turn enable a buyer who has purchased a marked and registered part that fails, to return it for a replacement or refund. Should there be any room for doubt, the part’s history and authenticity can be verified using a simple QR code reader that links the certification label to the secure ISR database, or by visiting the dedicated url printed on the label – – and entering the label code.  

Likewise, customs officials checking parts for export will have a means to establish quickly that they are legitimate, thus eliminating the risk – and therefore cost to the exporters – of parts being scrapped or returned. 

Consumers looking to purchase recycled parts, either online or from a sales outlet, will be able to check its authenticity 24/7/365 via the URL or QR code. 

The parts registration process is easy for all sizes of business as it can be integrated into a current stock control system or implemented via a standalone web-based system.   

If visiting the CARS event, please pay a visit to the BVSF on stand C7, where you can discuss details of the scheme with the BVSF and Retainagroup.

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