Katie Evans , Managing Editor, International Research
SAN JOSE, Calif. (May 19, 2009) – eBay Motors (www.ebaymotors.com) (Nasdaq:EBAY), the #1 online automotive marketplace worldwide, announced an exclusive agreement with Hollander, a Solera company (NYSE: SLH) and the leading provider of auto recycling and parts yard management solutions in the U.S. and Canada, to provide access to over $2.7 billion in retail value of used parts inventory on eBay Motors.
Hollander’s inventory represents nearly 60 percent of the available used parts market and marks the first time their more than 3,000 auto recyclers, rebuilders and collectors will have the ability to list items online-reaching nearly 12 million unique monthly visitors on the eBay Motors site. Hollander’s enterprise resource tool will power the listings which will then feed directly on to eBay Motors. The launch is expected to take place by year end 2009.
“Our goal is to connect buyers and sellers in a global marketplace with the largest selection of great deals,” said Rob Chesney, vice president, eBay Motors, Marketplaces. “Working with Hollander essentially doubles the eBay Motors selection-already the largest parts inventory on the web-and reinforces our position as a leading automotive destination online with access to the best inventory in the used, refurbished and liquidation automotive parts and accessories space.”
“Hollander has been helping auto recyclers sell parts effectively and efficiently for more than 70 years,” said Tony Aquila, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Solera. “With eBay Motors we are unlocking an unprecedented number of recycled parts new to ecommerce and creating a cost-effective and value driven solution for both auto recyclers and eBay Motors users.”
By exposing millions of what are often described as used or recycled parts and accessories for the first time on the eBay Motors’ automotive marketplace, buyers have even broader access to an extensive selection of great deals on a national scale. This includes many hard to find, used original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or oftentimes refurbished items previously only available through catalogs or recycling yards.
About eBay Motors
eBay Motors (www.ebaymotors.com), a part of eBay Inc., is the Internet`s largest marketplace for buying and selling all things automotive. The site offers everyday cars for everyday drivers, as well as collector cars, motorcycles, auto parts and accessories. eBay Motors is consistently ranked the #1 automotive site on the Web by Nielsen//NetRatings*.
About Hollander North America, Inc.
Since 1934, Hollander has delivered trusted business solutions to the automotive recycling industry. The Hollander Interchange is the most widely used database to identify automotive parts that interchange, setting the industry standard for communicating part fit and availability. Today more than 3,000 automotive recyclers rely on Hollander products – from yard management solutions to parts databases. Hollander is part of Solera Holdings, Inc., an integrated group of leading automotive claims solutions companies.
Solera is the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry. Solera is active in over 50 countries across six continents. The Solera companies include Audatex in the United States, Canada, and in more than 45 additional countries, Informex in Belgium, Sidexa in France, ABZ in The Netherlands, Hollander serving the North American recycling market, and IMS providing medical review services. For more information, please refer to the company’s website.
* According to Nielsen//NetRatings (March ‘08)
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Audatex, a Solera Company