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DH Systems moves into a new home

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With our continued expansion of new staff, new stuff, old stuff, clutter, dust, crumbs and servers, we simply couldn’t fit in our old office anymore. The solution came to us one night, when an office across the corridor became available – so we simply shedded the old stuff and moved the people, desks and computers to the new office.

The shiny new office is air conditioned, clean and spacious and marginally closer to the car park – all serious consideration. The old office has been decontaminated, shake’d ‘n vac’d, tidied and organised. We now have a meeting room, lunch area and training area ready to welcome visitors and customers.

DH Systems holiday closing schedule

DH Systems will be closing midday 24th December and reopening at 8am on 5th January 2015.

If you need support, please email and one of our team will get back to you.

We wish you and all your family and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

2014 DH Systems’ BVSF Forum meeting

This years’ 2014 annual DH Systems Forum will be held on the morning of Wednesday 9th April 2014 at Coombe Abbey, the day after the BVSF conference.


Topics include:

– New Salvage & Dismantling news
– Manufacturers part numbers and prices
– Intertrading on the desktop
– Intertrading delivery service for panels and parcels
– Buyer email services
– Auction updates and bidder email services
– Latest website developments and ideas
– Android App developments:
— Frontier Dismantling Mobile
— Frontier Recovery
— Frontier Imager
— Frontier Yard

Frontier Dismantling Mobile is the future of the dismantling industry:
— When dismantling a vehicle, shows you the matrix with part numbers & prices
— When a part has factor number options, allows you to choose
— Add parts to stock immediately from the App
— Delete damaged parts using the App
— Take images of the parts immediately with the App
— Scan Tag labels directly from the App
— Everything a dismantler needs out in the yard
— Only available with DH Systems’ Frontier
— Support for Honeywell Dolphin with hardware barcode scanner

Come and see us at Coombe Abbey, Wednesday 9th April 2014 at 9am, the morning following the BVSF meeting.

We’ll be available during the BVSF day, and will be pleased to demonstrate or discuss any service we provide.

Open to all our clients (BVSF members and non-members).

BVSF 2013 Forum – World Domination

Welcome to the 2013 World Domination Forum, at the BVSF.

Come and see us at De Vere Dunston Hall NR14 8PQ on Wed 17th April starting at 9am.  Open to all our clients (BVSF members and non-members alike). This is your chance to shape our future development and direction.

On the agenda this year:

.NET version goes live, rolling out now…
Manufacturer part numbers & pricing
PayPal now on PartShark
All NEW SalvageMarket
iPhone & iPad Apps
Android Phone & Tablet Apps
NEW Frontier Recovery
Mobile Imaging of Parts & Vehicles
Sell My Car Web Pages
Pricing via CAP, Glasses & Weights
New VISTA System live
– Also, your views and thoughts, any topic you want to discuss

See you there!

DH Systems releases PartShark App for Android

DH Systems releases PartShark App for Android

The new PartShark App for Android brings together the functionality of the PartShark website to mobile devices.  Download the App from the Google Play Store today.


PartShark brings together many of the leading parts and breakers suppliers in the UK to have one large list of vehicle parts and breakers, all searchable by your registration number.

Find new, used, cheap and second hand car parts for your vehicle using our distinctive registration number searching.  Prefer not to enter your registration number? Then simply browse to the make, model and series to find your parts and breakers.

When searching with your registration number we are able to grade the matching of your parts to Specific match and Similar match.  A Specific match means that the part matches Make, Model, Mark, Body Shape, Doors, Introduction Date, Engine Size, Fuel Type, Aspiration and Transmission Type & Gears.  A Similar match indicates that the part matches the Make, Model and Mark.

Breaking vehicles are a source of used and second hand car parts. An experienced engineer will select serviceable parts from the breaking vehicles, either as you request any used car parts or to put them into stock. Many used parts are removed from breaking vehicles (sometimes called breakers) and put into stock and are ready to be delivered next day.

The used car parts and breaking vehicles listed on PartShark are available throughout the UK. You can collect car parts from the vehicle dismantlers parts and service counters or have the second hand car parts delivered directly to your door or repair centre.  Please contact the seller for more information. By purchasing a second hand or used car part you are helping the environment and saving money.

DH Systems welcomes new team members, Sławek and Kevin

DH Systems welcomes new team members, Sławek and Kevin

Sławomir Kołodziejczyk joins the desktop development team and is currently working through reports for the new system.

Kevin McHugh also joins the desktop development team and is starting work on the webservices that send customer data to the various website.

Sławek in his own words:
Sławek c omes from Poland and he studied Mathematics. He has worked in IT branch as a Windows Administrator, IT Support, Test Engineer and Developer which is his favourite part. He likes walking in the countryside, football statistics including watching it and is currently learning Spanish.

Kevin in his own words:
Kevin is an Edinburgh native who studied Software Engineering at Napier University. He has a two year old daughter and an unhealthy addiction to comic books

Join DH Systems at CARS on June 14th to 16th, Skelmersdale

Join DH Systems at CARS – 14th to 16th June, held at Hills Motors, Skelmersdale.

We will be presenting our latest technology, thoughts and ideas at stands B6 and B19.

Amongst the products on display will be our new improved Frontier Vehicle Salvage, Frontier Vehicle Dismantling and our latest website innovations.

Come and meet the team, and learn about our new products and features.

See you there.

View more about the expo at


More information to follow soon, please keep checking back.

PartShark – used parts & breaking vehicles – launch

PartShark – Used Parts & Breaking Vehicles

DH Systems has recently launched PartShark – a new website for finding used car parts, used motorbike parts and all types of breaking vehicles from the UK’s leading vehicle recyclers. The group stock from our customers is listed on PartShark for your convenience.

Find parts by number plate

One of the best features of PartShark is the ability to enter your car registration number and immediately view the parts available for your vehicle.  If the parts are not directly available on the shelf, then it’s likely the parts are available ‘on vehicle’ on a breaking vehicle.  Breaking vehicles are cars in stock that are awaiting dismantling for parts.

Browsing makes and models

If you prefer to not enter your registration number or just want to browse the parts, you can quickly find the make and model by either entering the details into the make and model search box, or by clicking through the makes and models pages.

Free text searching for parts

At any time you can simply enter a search for a parts and PartShark will autosuggest matches for you.  Once selected, the parts list will be filtered to your search criteria, making it easy to narrow down the huge selection of parts to just the ones you are interested in.

Parts requests

If you find the part you are interested in, you can click through to enquire or purchase that particular part, or if you prefer, you can enter a parts request on PartShark that will email all members and they will come back with price and availability.

Sell your car

Is your car at the end of its life?  Need to sell it quick?  Want to make sure it’s recycled safely and correctly?  Fill in the sell your car form and get a quote to sell your car to a professional regulated and approved vehicle recycling centre.

DH Systems Forum 2012 – Shark Attack

DH Systems Forum 2012 – Shark Attack

All of our customers are invited to join DH Systems at our Annual Forum, this year held at Careys Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst.

The Forum starts at 9.15am on Wednesday 18th April 2012 (day after BVFS meeting).

The topics this year include:

On the desktop

– Registration number to parts searching (and one-click searching of group stock)

– Full Integrated Touch Screen Systems (Dismantling, Packaging & Dashboard)

– New Frontier Salvage (Now is testing, demo soon)

– New Frontier Dismantling (In development, many new features inc. basket, manufacturers part numbers, linked to registration number, easy searching, pricing info)

On the web

– In house hosting (now hosting 27 sites and providing data for 4 more)

– Ongoing upgrades to latest listing styles for all web listings

– New & Improved matching parts & breakers on your own websites

– New & Improved matching parts & breakers on the auction site

– Parts listings on your own site

– Integrated shopping cart and checkout (all linked to Frontier)

– Registration number entry to find parts & breakers

– ELV / Sell you car pages (captures vehicle details and user details)

– PartShark demo and technology preview

– All new Vista system, demo and preview


DH Systems company update

– New server infrastructure (Virtualisation, failover, internet links)

– Staff update (Teams and new staff)

DH Systems welcomes David Odie and Marco Laine

Say hello to Dave Odie and Marco Laine – both join the web development team.

David is originally from Shetland and came to Edinburgh to study at Heriot-Watt University where he gained a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science.

Marco is originally from Finland and has been in the UK for seven years, studied at Northumbria University and previously worked at IBM.