Several years ago the United Recyclers Group was formed by over 300
of the most progressive recyclers in the country. The objective of
the group was to improve their businesses by sharing resources. The
Premium Recycled Parts program grew out of the realization that the
URG philosophy of sharing resources could make a huge improvement in
the way members could serve their customers.
The Premium Recycled Parts program now has 5 regional alliances
operating in the U. S. Each alliance is independent but has adopted
the minimum standards of the URG PRP program. Alliances consist of
between 6 and 18 recyclers with several hundred thousand to a
million parts in inventory. Warranties, quote guarantees, delivery
guarantees, and other business practices are the same within each
alliance. Each recycler remains independent, however, thus
guaranteeing competitive prices.
The objective of the Premium Recycled Parts program is to sell more
parts by helping insurers and repairers reduce claim severity and
cycle time. With this in mind, PRP planners developed three specific
1. Make it easier for customers to find and buy recycled parts.
2. Improve the quality and consistency of recycled parts and
3. Gather the necessary information for insurers, repairers, and
recyclers to manage increased recycled parts use effectively.
To make it easier for customers to buy recycled parts, a regional
organization structure was adopted to match that of most insurers.
Recyclers in each region electronically combined their inventories
so customers could access all of the alliance’s parts by contacting
one salesman. These combined inventories are quite large. Delivery
is convenient because of the regional concentration of customers and
To improve the quality of parts and service, URG has created a set
of standards called URG 8000. These standards are fashioned after
the ISO 9000 certification program. All members of PRP regional
alliances must adopt the URG 8000 standards. PRP standards include
guaranteed quotes, guaranteed delivery times, a policy of “no
supplements”, the best warranties in the industry, no fees for
returned parts, as well as other policies to insure that using PRP
recycled parts will reduce costs and claim cycle time.
To gather the necessary information for customers to manage their
use of recycled parts effectively, PRP members use their computer
systems to track every part request and purchase by their customers.
This information is used to report information such as how many
parts were requested, how many of those requests were successful,
and how many of the parts found were actually used. This information
can be sorted by estimator, by repair shop, or by recycler.
Contact URG or any PRP recycler to learn more about reducing claim
severity and cycle time by participating in this free program.
We are independent auto recyclers just like you. As corporate
consolidators began storming the nation, we decided to protect our
interests and fight back!
We are also partners of the United Recyclers Group. The URG, from
it's beginning, has promoted cooperation between independent
recyclers to grow and provide better service for their customers.
The URG has taken a leadership role in the development of regional
alliances made up of independent auto recyclers.
With several successful regional alliances now in place across the
country, the URG has formed a committee made up of alliance leaders
to help other independent auto recyclers join existing to help other
independent auto recyclers join existing alliances and provide the
expertise to help start new regional groups. From this committee the
Premium Recycled Auto Parts Program was created.
Reduced Cycle Time
All PRP alliances share inventories regionally and nationally.
Immediate parts availability with a 24 hour in-stock shipping policy
means collision centers get what they need fast!
Lower Claim Severity
To lower severity you must reduce cost. Recycled parts are
substantially less than new and of equal quality. PRP saves money
without sacrificing quality!
Nationwide Quality Standards
Each PRP alliance member uses an identical quality assurance program
based on ISO9000 standards. The result is a nationwide label that
delivers consistently high quality parts and maximizes consumer,
collision center, and estimator confidence.
Contact any PRP regional alliance. One call, fax, or email will
guarantee against corrosion perforation on all sheet metal parts and
a 1 year parts and labor guarantee on all mechanical parts.
The Industry's Strongest Guarantee
A lifetime guarantee against corrosion perforation on all sheet
metal parts and a 1-year parts and labor guarantee on all mechanical
All PRP alliances provide claim managers with a report showing the
positive aspects of recycled auto parts usage.
Our quotes are guaranteed a minimum of 7 days, even if a part has
been sold to another customer!
No Supplements, No Surprises
Once the order is placed, the PRP alliance handles everything.