AUTO RECYCLING – KEEPING UP WITH TECHNOLOGY TO STAY AHEAD

Auto Recycling World DEC2020 / Read original article

The world of technology is changing at a whopping rate, and in the auto recycling industry, these changes are also considerable. Wally Dingman, of Caughill Auto Wreckers in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada and Chairman of Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC), looks at why evolving with and embracing these changes in auto recycling lets you stay ahead of the game.

We all know the definition of insanity, ‘doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome’ yet if you’re anything like me you are ‘hopeful’ things will change (for the better).

I am a 3rd generation auto recycler in my 38th year in the business. Like a lot of us in a family business, I grew up in the business with my dad, spending my summers there since I was 9 or 10 yrs old. I had the opportunity to learn the business without even knowing I was learning the business.

In the 70s, our yard was unorganised, and we had to remember where everything was and preferably remember what parts were still available; otherwise, it meant another walk into the yard (I was the ‘go check guy’). In the 80s, my dad expanded the business, organised the yard, built a new warehouse etc. But still, much of what we did was by memory or on inventory cards.

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