Do you need a radiator for a 1970 Volkswagen beetle? Chances are that Snyder’s will not be able to help you with this request. This is one of the rare instances that we may not be able to help you with your part
request. (Hint: The Volkswagen beetle is air-cooled and does not come with a radiator.)
For just about any legitimate part request Snyder’s has the tools to find the part that you are looking for even though we may not have it in our own inventory. This service becomes extremely valuable to our
customers in an ever-growing automotive market place. There are literally millions of different parts that are available to you by just lifting the telephone, e-mailing, or visiting us in person here at Snyder’s.
EDEN, KOLT, Lone Star, Parts Express, and Orion are the names of the tools in our part locating toolbox. EDEN is
an anacronym that stands for Electronic Data Exchange Network. This is a locating service that is integrated into our
computer operating system that we use daily for inventory control, accounts receivables, and accounts payable. This system
allows us to have instant access to our trading partners’ inventory information as well as them having instant access to ours. The system also allows us to dial into a computer base that indirectly hooks us into the inventory of
approximately 2000 other automotive recyclers that our not our daily trading partners.
KOLT and Lone Star are both separate voice locating lines that involve using a special 2-way phone to access what is basically a conference line. All of the subscribing members of the line can hear what all of the others are saying at all times. The KOLT line is the oldest voice line of this kind in Texas. The Lone Star line has a couple of additional features that are encompassed into it. The line is facilitated by a monitor based in Alabama. The Lone Star monitor is in a room with approximately 20 other monitors from other lines across the country. All of these lines are tied together through the monitor and printed part requests that are put out by the individual auto recyclers.
Parts Express is the newest socket in our set. This line which has just been in existence for a couple of years has exploded into a top notch locating and selling system. This line combines new satellite communications, video, voice and text to create a 21st century feel around the auto recycling industry.
Although not yet a member the next tool Snyder’s will purchase to round out our part locating toolbox is Orion. This system is also satellite-based communications and offers instant access to the inventories of approximately 1500 yards in the United States and Canada.
At Snyder’s we are dedicated to serving our customers. Many times this means that we must search elsewhere to locate a part order that we cannot fill from our own extensive inventory. We will continue to spend thousands of dollars per month to be sure that our toolbox is full of the latest tools available to the automotive recycling industry