What We’re Reading: Metal Watch November

November 12, 2014

Each month, American Recycler publishes a market watch concerning prices for certain scrap metals in a neatly laid out visual. From the AR web site, it is provided below:



DST and Identifix Combine to Enhance Direct Hit

Hollander sister companies DST and Identifix are collaborating to enhance a familiar diagnostics tool, set to be available in January.

Autbody News published the news on their web site on October 29th, announcing that DST - the newest member of the Solera network - will be partnering with Identifix to enhance their Direct Hit software, which has more than 50,000 users. Direct Hit is a diagnostic tool that allows repair technicians to instantly order parts electronically from suppliers. 

The integration of DST's Gateway with Direct Hit will allow Direct Hit users live visibility into parts warehouses, distribution centers and parts retailers. It also gives users the ability to place orders directly into the parts suppliers' business systems, and allows immediate pick-up and delivery. Additional product features are also listed in the article.

“Direct-Hit now brings access to more than 50,000 parts buyers to the thousands of suppliers that are part of the DST Gateway," Stan Gowisnock, President of DST said. "This is a perfect example of the kind of power and innovation that the Solera Group of companies is offering to the marketplace."

Collaboration between Direct Hit and Identifix is the kind of connection Solera is making with its unique collection of companies, opening up more sales channels to clients and streamlining the repair process.



The Specialty Equipment Market Association held its 47th annual automotive trade show in Las Vegas from November 4th to the 6th. The show consumed the city of Las Vegas, booking three large convention halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center filled with booths, new products and extravagant cars (to put it mildly).

It would take a very large album to showcase all the eye-catching new technology and aesthetic booths that dug in the 3.2 million square feet of the LVCC. Gizmag, however, compiled a 122 photo gallery of the most remarkable and unusual sights from the 2014 SEMA show. 

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