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Maria BOGHIAN, President, ANSDAR


Without any doubt, at the present time, there is a good collaboration between the insurance companies and the dismantlers. This partnership has to be regarded from a professional perspective, meaning that the spare parts have to comply with ISO 9001-14001 with the TUV registry.

XPRIMM: What do you think about the partnership between the dismantlers and the insurance companies?
Maria BOGHIAN: Without any doubt, at the present time, there is a good collaboration between the insurance companies and the dismantlers. This partnership has to be regarded from a professional perspective, meaning that the spare parts have to comply with ISO 9001-14001 with the TUV registry. At this moment ANSDAR can recommend several specialized companies which have not registered reclamations and are on the way of certificating their dismantling activity. Therefore, we can guarantee the fact that these economic agents have another vision over the activity and respond for the quality of the parts which are delivered.
 
XPRIMM: How can the insurance companies benefit from this collaboration?
M.B.: We have created AUTOSEL, a transparent system of transaction of the damaged vehicles, which eliminated the intervention of the human factor, a winner in this case being the buyer that gives the best price for these cars. It's true that until this moment the majority of the vehicles published thru this system have been total economic losses that can be repaired and reintroduced into circulation, but which register prices over the European average. Nevertheless, though the vehicles have been categorized as total economic losses, over 25% of them have been taken out of circulation and have been dismantled because of the rising demand for second-hand part for new cars.
At this moment, the insurance companies with an important market share on the motor insurance segment are in the possession of the AUTOSEL. With this occasion we would like to thank ALLIANZ-TIRIAC which has been the promoter of the apparition and the system development but also ASITRANS and ASIROM which, also, look only at performance and transparency in this process.
From the solicitations we have received we can estimate that until 2007, the system will be adopted by over 80% of the important companies on the market.

XPRIMM: Now regarding the site www.autosel.ro, how many damaged cars that came from the insurance companies have been sold on the AUTOSEL site in the last month?
M.B.: As you probably know, for the safety of the transactions, the access to this site was restricted not long ago... Nevertheless, in the last period, Romanian companies as well as foreign companies have asked to be registered in the system.
Not a long time ago, we have launched an auction system called BLITZ, through which the time of transaction of the damaged vehicle lasted no more than 12 hours. Through this, over 300 vehicles have been sold, the value of the transactions being more than 800.000 EUR (from the start in the spring of 2007 untill the present time).
The development strategy on a medium and long term of the portal has the purpose of completely satisfying the needs of our clients, for the owner - gaining real prices on the market but with the adequate security conditions and transparency of the transaction and for the insurance companies - the solving of the problem regarding the damaged cars, the reduction and elimination of the losses incurred in this sector. To summarize, we are looking to have an activity at European standards.

XPRIMM: What is the state and which are the perspectives of the Romanian dismantling market?
M.B.: Many people passing on the highways of EU or on the roads of Romania can see the so-called "car graveyards".
Between a car graveyard and a dismantling company there is a major difference. The dismantling company is only that entity that respects the provisions of the 53/2000 Directive and whose activity is in agreement with the protection of the environment policies which impose several working procedures.
If you have the curiosity to check the lists published of the RAR web-site, you will discover many authorized economic agents, but whose main activity is the recycling of materials and not reintroducing the spare-parts into use. From the information that ANSDAR has about Romania, at this moment there are over 1,200 economic agents that have declared they do this specific activity but there are at least 30% that do it without declaring this thing. Nevertheless, from the 1,200 economic agent, there are, at national level, only 20 whose activity is indeed in according with the European demands. The Romanian dismantling market can have an excellent development if Romania will adopt the European Directive related to the Design of vehicles (the proposal of the European Commission to modify the Directive 98/71/EC., which imposes the use of original parts).
In the conditions that we will not take into consideration the impact of this Directive we can predict in the following 5 years the development of several modern centers situated close to big cities and also the extinction of the semi-dismantlers because the use of the spare parts obtained from the dismantling activity is gaining more and more ground every day.

XPRIMM: Thank you!

| Published on 20.08.2007






















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