Leading the way for Auto Recyclers. This year’s conference delivered.

by | Oct 10, 2019

The 2019 Auto Recyclers Conference Overview


The 2019 Auto Recyclers Conference was attended by over 100 delegates in Melbourne, Australia this September. With representatives from a wide spectrum of the industry and the global auto recycling community in attendance.

Hosted and Presented by Hollander International and APRAA (Auto Parts Recycling Association of Australia) we are delighted to share that this year’s event successfully built on the 2018 Auto Recyclers Conference and ensured attending delegates were served with a range of topics and discussion points that are relevant to where our industry is today and helping prepare Auto recyclers for the future. Something we are pleased to say over 90% of attendees were in agreement with.

Delighting Delegates and Recyclers

“Such a great conference. The agenda was very beneficial for us” Yaji-san –JARA Corporation Director/General Manager 

Themed “leading the way” this year’s conference featured key speakers that are leaders in their fields, helping share best practice or industry insight that is unrivalled. Attendees were given insight and deeper understanding to the key threats and opportunities facing our industry as well as operational and technological advancement opportunities that are now available through many supporting vendors.

Hollander International structured this year’s conference with the intention to format each day to meet audience expectations, Friday’s session included focused content and topics aimed at helping yard owners and business decision makers. The second day of the conference, Saturday focused on Operational aspects and working practices within an auto dismantling business.

This has proved to be a successful change and delegate feedback has confirmed this to be the correct approach, crucially 97% of attendees stated they would book to attend a future event and 93% of attendees believe the conference provided value for money.

Peter Butler a speaker at this years auto recyclers conference

“All the sessions were very in line with each other and that made for great consistency right through the conference.” Peter Butler, Affordable Partsworld NZ 


However, no conference can be a success without the individuals and businesses that support it. Our headline partner APRAA invested significantly in supporting to present this year’s conference through their attendance, contributions and engagements throughout the event. Additionally, our Platinum Sponsor All Auto Recalls played a key role in educating delegates on the importance of auto part safety and share information on the industry-leading integration available within Pinnacle Professional. A personal thanks to Chris Daglis who played a key role in organising this year’s event but also hosting across the conference.

Capricorn services for auto recyclers in Australia

“Very well run, relevant & interesting presenters, attendees camaraderie.” Peter Grasic, Capricorn

The 2019 Auto Recyclers conference was sponsored by a range of businesses aimed at advising or supporting auto recyclers to lead the way. Hollander International are delighted to have taken the opportunity to share with the recycling community our continuing growth of hollanderparts.com.au a dedicated marketplace for the purchase of wrecker parts online.

Since announcing the launch in 2018 Hollanderparts.com.au has grown considerably to become a key competitor in the multi supplier marketplace of used auto parts, supporting over 175 Pinnacle users to leverage this online revenue source. Paul Cunningham Head of Operations at Hollander shared key information on our hollanderparts.com.au e-commerce strategy, key developments, learnings and what to expect next.

Paul Cunningham shares update on Hollanderparts.com.au

These key insights underpin Hollander’s latest product launch for Pinnacle Users. The new Hollander Web Solutions service offers a new way for auto recyclers to get their auto parts onto their own website.


Designed to deliver a seamless connection and integration with their Pinnacle yard management system Pinnacle users can use our new solution to list and sell parts online through their own website and handle the orders produced directly within their Pinnacle Professional system. This is a new product replacing some of the legacy e-commerce solutions Hollander previously offered. Designed to match your brand Hollanders latest product ensures you have an online presence fit for now and the future of online retail. For further information on what this product entails and how to register your interest view the video below and visit the Hollander web solutions page to register your interest.

We want to take this final opportunity to thank everyone who attended and contributed to this year’s conference, the feedback as you can see has been excellent and we look forward to welcoming everyone again in the future. We have now published a photo gallery from this year’s event where our professional photographer was in attendance capturing throughout.

You can view the full gallery of images captured at this years conference here.

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