Driving Sustainable Change in the Auto Parts Industry

Mark Song
October 4, 2023

Our vision is to accelerate the world towards a sustainable future where waste is eliminated and all replacement parts are universally searchable, accessible and available to all.

The current state of auto parts data is plagued with several issues, including data fragmentation, a lack of standardization, limited transparency, and inaccurate data. This leads to inefficiencies, errors, and delays in the supply chain, contributing to increased waste and higher costs for all involved. Furthermore, these issues have a significant impact on the industry's sustainability and contribute to environmental harm and an increased carbon footprint.

Partly is leading the charge in transforming the auto parts industry from the inside out. We are improving the sustainability and efficiency of the auto parts industry through our global replacement parts platform. Here are some of the ways we're contributing:

Increasing the lifespan of cars through parts availability

Cars are often scrapped prematurely due to difficulties in sourcing replacement parts, leading to waste and environmental harm. For example, in the insurance industry, it can be more practical to write off a damaged car than to invest in repairs that require sourcing replacement parts. Improving the availability and accuracy of auto parts data can reduce the time and effort required to source replacement parts, making repairs more practical and cost-effective.

Promote a circular economy through recycled parts

We're also improving parts visibility for dismantlers, who often struggle with accessing fitment data and e-commerce. These businesses typically rely on traditional offline sales methods, which limit their reach and impact. By leveraging our parts infrastructure, we connect these businesses with the right buyers and improve their ability to reach customers online. This promotes the reuse of auto parts and contributes to a more sustainable auto parts ecosystem.

Reducing overproduction through demand forecasting

Partly enables accurate data analysis and predictive models, allowing part manufacturers to better anticipate which parts will be in high demand and ensure that they are producing the right amount of parts to meet that demand. This not only reduces waste and inefficiencies in the manufacturing process but also helps ensure that customers can get the parts they need when they need them.

As the automotive industry keeps expanding, the demand for auto parts is also increasing, leading to a higher environmental impact. It is more important than ever for the auto parts industry to evolve.

“We must live in harmony with the environment, not exploit it for our own gain so that future generations can enjoy its beauty and bounty.” Dame Whina Cooper