Indra Automobile Recycling, Opisto, the recycler branch of the CNPA, also the FNA and a bodywork expert met, in the conference area of the show, Tuesday afternoon, to take stock of a concept that matters in the after-sales sector: PIEC or second-hand parts. A sign that the subject is not devoid of interest: this conference space was full...
And if second-hand parts count so much in a context where there is a lot of question about connected and/or digital repair, it is because the law has made it a mandatory recourse for repair and bodywork businesses.
Overall, although the text seems a bit opaque, it must be remembered that from now on, the repair business has a regulatory obligation to also offer the second-hand part to its customers and to display it, in a way visible to the motorists, in its workshop.
Although the use of PIEC does not yet convince all the garages in the sector, it has organised a lot in recent years to offer all repair businesses consistent, easy and transparent access to parts . This is what Indra offers with Précis or Opisto which is now turning to a B2B customerwith its website www.opisto.pro. A huge restructuring work of the recycling sector which does not however make it possible to ensure the actual deposit of these parts. For Patrick Poincelet, president of the CNPA's end-of-life vehicle recycling business, the figures are clear: "ERP will never be a substitute for new parts. And for good reason: there are 40 million repair orders per year in France and only 1.4 million dismantled vehicles. However, each disassembled end-of-life vehicle generates a dozen pieces at most. In other words, on the market, there is less than one spare part available per year, per vehicle!" The market still seems to have a little trouble inspiring others. However, according to the FNA, mechanics are indeed the linchpin of the development of PIEC in France.