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).

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.

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.

New Burnside Motors and Fife Motor Spares website now live

New Burnside Motors and Fife Motor Spares website now live

DH Systems has completed the updates to Burnside Motors and have recently made live a new site for Fife Motor Spares.

Both new sites make use of the registration lookup feature that allows users to enter their vehicle registration number and find matching breakers and parts.

Customers can take advantage of several other features, including listings of Salvage Vehicles for sale and an ebay wall which shows the latest items for sale on the ebay store.

SCB – Edinburgh – New website now live

SCB – Edinburgh – New website now live

SCB in Newbridge near Edinburgh revealed the new website today. Designed and powered by DH Systems.

The latest update provides a much simpler and intuitive interface to find vehicles a customer is looking for. Customers are now able to enter their vehicle registration number and the website will find matching vehicles and parts.

Salvage and repairable vehicles can be viewed with prices, detailed damage descriptions and now with an extra section where the website will find all relevant breaking vehicles so the customer can find the spare parts they need directly from the detail page.

There are three levels of matching, the first is a hand selected vehicle that will provide a majority of parts to repair the salvage vehicle. SCB’s assessors have chosen this vehicle as they believe the parts will fit and are suitable for the salvage vehicle.

The second level of matching uses unique data available from DVLA which matches vehicles based on many parameters such as make, model, mark, year, engine type, gearbox type and trim level. This level of match usually chooses vehicles that are all but identical. The third level of matching selects vehicles that are as close to the year and match the make and model.

With all three sets of vehicles, SCB try to give you the best information to find the spare parts you need to repair the salvage vehicle.

On the breaking vehicle page, you are now able to filter vehicles in the traditional manor by selecting the make and model, and you are now able to type in the registration number of the vehicle you require parts for, and the system will take to DVLA in the background and retrieve the vehicle details and then find as many suitable vehicles as possible. There are up to nine levels of matching, first with exact matches down to matching make and model.

SCB have updated the ebay page to present a ‘wall’ of ebay items available and provide an easy way to get straight into the relevant ebay store.

The contact page has been updated to provide better maps to find the locations of the vehicles and present more useful information such as opening times and directions.

MotorHog – now with Vehicle Registration Number lookup

MotorHog – Now with added Registration Number lookup

DH Systems has recently updated motorhog.co.uk with the new feature – vehicle registration number lookup to breaker vehicles.

The simple lookup allows customers to enter their vehicle registration number and find parts that match. This saves having to look through the lists to find a part that may be similar enough to fit.

Once the registration number is entered, the vehicle lists are filtered to show exact matches, similar matches and similar makes and models. Each vehicle in the list is marked as to how close the match will be to the registration number entered.

DH Systems will be rolling this feature out to our customers over the next few weeks and months.

Registration number lookups, SalvageMarket matching – powered by DH Systems

DH Systems – the power behind The SalvageMarket and many leading vehicle websites announces the latest features coming to our customers websites.

Matching breakers on SalvageMarket
DH Systems has added a new feature to The SalvageMarket website. When a customer views a salvage vehicle, the web page makes a call to DH Systems PartShark server which searches for, and matches breaking vehicles that match exactly or are similar to the vehicle being viewed. This enables the customer to easily find parts that will fit on the salvage vehicle – so repairs and servicing can easily take place. The end result? Sell more parts, get more bids, generate higher income.

Customer websites
Entering your registration number on the website will allow you to find exact matching parts and breaking vehicles that will fit your vehicles. This takes away all the problems of finding the nearest vehicle or parts, and will allow you to find parts much more quickly than before.

With our shared database of customer data, we can match far more vehicles than anyone else, and return many more results – allowing you to find the part you need.

The next stage of the development will allow customers to sell their scrap or end of life vehicles easily, by entering the registration number and the details automatically being filled in.

Frontier desktop will be updated to allow customers to call up with only a registration number and the operator to find exact matching parts and vehicles.

PartShark – is the new website from DH Systems that allows you to search and list matching vehicles among all our customers who participate.

Silverlake Autoparts, new website – powered by DH Systems

Silverlake Autoparts

Silverlake Autoparts based in Southampton have joined the growing ranks of website powered by DH Systems.

The new website contains many vehicle pages – Salvage, Breakers, Parts, Auctions; with the data coming straight from their Frontier desktop system via our latest upload services.

DH Systems has developed the technology to allow the exporting of vehicles for sale, salvage vehicles, breaking vehicles, vehicle parts and auctioned vehicles to show directly on your website without any additional work by the users. The process is completely automated and integrates into your existing workflow.

Silverlake are the latest company to take advantage of this technology and present the information to their target audience via their new website.

The Silverlake website takes advantage of all the latest features, including interactive AJAX based salvage, breaking and parts pages – along with the latest in parts not available lists and matching parts and breaking vehicles.

DH Systems developed the vehicle parts shopping cart, so customers are able to buy parts directly on the website from Silverlake Autos. The front-end to back-end system, allows sales on the website to be directly imported into Frontier and remove the parts from stock, and pass on the messages to our other technology such as the Touch Screen Dismantling, which informs the dismantlers to remove the part from the vehicle (if required). The message is then passed onto the Touch Screen Packaging, so the part can be packed and dispatched in a timely manner.

Visit www.silverlake.co.uk to see our latest innovations in action.

DH Systems – Annual Forum 2011

This week we are hosting our annual forum for our clients, down in sunny Great Malvern. This annual event allows us direct contact with our customers, where we can share new ideas and get valuable feedback for our products.

The theme this year is ‘Powered by DH Systems’

New in-house web hosting
– Full web design services available
– Quicker, easier and fresher look
– Improved Google ranking and search engine optimisation
– “Super” sites

Common master list of makes, models and parts
– Via Glass’s data
– Registration number lookups via CarWeb
– No loss of local data, you now link to DH Systems

Touch Screen Packaging
– Keeps track of your order processing
– New dashboard for managers
– Updated Touch Screen Dismantling
– Part picking (coming soon)

Frontier Recovery
– More devices supported
– More data points collected (latest NSG check sheet specification)
– GPS tracking

DH Systems
– New website
– Support ticketing system
– Software release notes online
– Powered by section

All new Frontier Vehicle Salvage
– Coming soon

Hardware support and installations
– Dedicated hardware and tech support staff
– Hardware, software, network, server support available

Forum location
– The Abbey Hotel, Abbey Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3ET
– Wednesday 13th April 2011, starting at 10 am
– Drinks and snacks will be available
– We will be available throughout the BVSF conference to answer questions and demonstrate our products

DH Systems – powering vehicle websites

We put your vehicles on the internet.

With Frontier Salvage & Dismantling, we make your vehicles and data available for use in the office. Why not make your vehicles available for a larger audience. How about 30 million more people? Thirty million people used the internet in the UK in 2010, thousands upon thousands start browsing every day. (source)

With your vehicles on the internet, many millions of people are able to find the vehicle they require and find you. There is no hassle involved, at DH Systems we have the services in place to automatically send vehicles from your desktop system to your website without any web knowledge at all.

Know nothing about websites? That’s ok, we offer a complete web design service right from adding a few links to your current site to creating and hosting you a complete site. Don’t take our word for it, take a look at our Powered by DH Systems page to see who knows their web presence is essential in the modern world.