NPC Chairman, Ray Shuey APM announced:
"The NPC is pleased to acknowledge the continuing support of the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council to ensure that our planned strategies over the next three years (2006 - 2009) can be put into effect. This has also provided confidence to the 130 leading recycling businesses from across Australia that have taken steps to ensure their businesses are not unknowingly used as part of the stolen parts distribution network."
Among the points that the NPC believes the new strategy will address are the following:
_ Highlighting the impact that the illegal parts trade has on the motoring community and legitimate motor trades operators
_ Limiting the amount of stolen auto parts finding their way into the repair supply chain.
_ Developing strong relationships with Police and other Government agencies to ensure illegal operators are put out of business.
_ Strengthening insurer relationships and satisfying their need for bona-fide recycled parts to the repairer networks.
_ Promoting NPC participants as businesses with a public commitment to the objectives of the NPC.
_ Implementing a rigorous audit process which promotes the integrity of the Code of Practice and those businesses that participate.
_ Increasing community confidence in the recycling industry by promoting the supply of recycled parts from Code participants.
"We are also heartened to have the continued support of the Motor Trades Association of Australia and Auto parts Recyclers Association of Australia for the future direction of the Code", Shuey added. "We look forward to very positive outcomes in enhancing industry productivity and integrity while at the same time seriously impacting upon the illegal supply of stolen products."
More information on the National Parts Code is available at www.partscode.com.au