Importers & Distributors

We have a range of services dedicated to importers and distributors that can help reduce damage, costs and administration.

For importers and distributors of vehicle brands, damage to vehicles en-route to you or during the delivery into your dealer network causes additional costs and customer inconvenience.

We have three primary services

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When a vehicle is damaged en route to the final customer, it is vital the claim is managed quickly, efficiently and professionally.

Whilst our services are directed at manufacturers, distributors and insurers, we never forget the dealer and the end customer require the claim to be handled as quickly and efficiently as possible. Repair estimates are reviewed against manufacturer standard repair techniques and times and repairs authorised quickly to minimise delays to the final customer delivery.

Sevatas investigate the cause of the damage and seek to recover the cost against the liable carrier. Where contractual terms or liability restrictions allow, we have an enviable recovery rate which is well in excess of sector averages. We deliver these through our partnership approach with all stakeholders in our sector.

Skilled analysis of claims data produces detailed statistical reports coupled with our practical experience in finished vehicle logistics means practical solutions aimed at reducing damage incidence and cost.

Whilst our services are pan-European in breadth, we also handle claims from further beyond, using partner providers in certain territories (such as China) where appropriate.

Online data access and reporting

Our claims services are delivered through our claims management system, Horizon. Built to support interactions from everyone involved in the claim, Horizon boasts a wide range of services and interactions with third party systems.

Retailers receiving a vehicle with damage are able to report their claim directly to us via Horizon. Horizon also supports the receipt of new claims reports via integrated mobile applications. To improve efficiency, recoveries are also managed via Horizon’s Logistics Service Providers dedicated functionality. Clever workflow dashboards keep everyone informed of where the claim is and what needs to happen next.

To learn more about Horizon, click here. To register for an account, click here.

The benefits of using Sevatas

  • Sector leading experience, expertise and knowledge
  • Damage and cost reduction through data capture, reporting and risk management solutions
  • Excellent pan-European dealer service; swift repair authorisation and efficient claims administration using accessible and responsive multi-lingual teams
  • Massive reductions in administration; the complete service provided from damage identification to dealer payment and cost recovery

To find out more about how we deliver our results, please click here.

Contact us for more information about how we can support you.

The provision of our Horizon software to allow dealers and logistics providers to manage claims together in a collaborative, fair and transparent way without the need for a claims agency actively managing each and every claim. Our arbitration service will allow either party to request help in the event of the claim becoming disputed or challenging. Where you manage these claims yourselves, our software solution can make your processes more efficient and reduce costs.
Engineering involves the thorough review of repair estimates submitted by repairers / dealerships to identify opportunities to reduce the repair costs by amending estimates and agreeing more appropriate repair methods. We do this whilst at all times maintaining our commitment to the manufacturers’ approved repair processes and new vehicle quality standards. Our Engineering service is provided by our sister company, Contior Automotive Assessors. Click here to find out more about Contior. Contior’s Engineers are all proven experts in vehicle repair processes and new vehicle quality standards. We work with repairers to identify cost savings collaboratively and seek opportunities to educate repairers on the best repair processes to use. Our service is generally delivered remotely from the desktop utilising photographs, videos and specialist estimating software.
With our 30 years’ experience, we can also support you with reviewing your inspection, damage, claims and insurance arrangements.

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If you would like to learn more about our services and how we can resolve issues you may be experiencing, please contact us using the form below.

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