What are Hollander Part Numbers!?

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People often  ask why their new part has a “Hollander” part number on it. Is Hollander a brand? What exactly is a Hollander part?!

Hollander is nothing more than a universal part numbering system. Hollander is a company which was originally created in the 1930’s to help the salvage yard industry organize their parts into a universal and interchangeable part numbering system. You can read their interesting company history here: Hollander Interchange Company History . Their numbering system has recently taken off for more than just the salvage industry. Many internet auto-parts companies, such as www.apdty.com and brands like Dorman, are using this flexible system as a way of identifying what vehicles their parts fit. You can often do an internet search for a single Hollander part number and find multiple companies and brands that have the part you are looking for. So next time you are wondering what that strange looking Hollander part number is, just thank Mr. Hollander for helping to ensure that the part you have is the correct one for your car.

Written by Joe Stepnicka


ASE Certified Technician

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