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Taroni’s Scrap Yard Blaze in Aston: 150 Tonnes Engulfed, No Foul Play Suspected

Fifty firefighters responded to a significant fire at Taroni’s scrap yard located in Aston, Birmingham, involving some 150 tonnes of scrap metal. Multiple fire crews, totalling twelve, along with support vehicles, were dispatched to the scene on Cheston Road shortly before 9:30 pm on Saturday, February 17. The blaze prompted the deployment of eight fire engines, four brigade response vehicles, a hydraulic platform, a high-volume pumping unit, and other support vehicles.

Admiral Selects Google Cloud to Accelerate Innovative Customer Experiences

Admiral, a leading financial services company in the UK and part of the Admiral Group, has selected Google Cloud as a strategic cloud partner. Under the terms of the agreement, Admiral’s core insurance operations, including insurance policy administration and digital systems, will now be powered by Google Cloud. The company will also use Google Cloud technologies to develop new digital products and services, such as making further improvements to its customer-facing mobile app.

Yodel Delivers Future Growth with Acquisition by New Logistics Powerhouse ‘YDLGP’

Yodal has undergone an acquisition by YDLGP Limited (‘YDLGP’), a newly established entity, in a transaction of undisclosed value (‘the Acquisition’). YDLGP benefits from support by a consortium of investors, including Solano Partners Ltd, an independent boutique investment bank that facilitated the acquisition, as well as the leadership team behind Shift, a swiftly expanding logistics platform based in the UK, led by its founder, Jacob Corlett.

SYNETIQ Teams Up with LKQ Euro Car Parts in BTCC: Speedworks Introduces Two-Car Satellite Entry

Josh Cook has been announced as the inaugural driver for the expanded Speedworks Motorsport lineup in the upcoming BTCC season. As the reigning Independents’ champion, Cook will spearhead a new two-car satellite team under the banner of SYNETIQ in collaboration with LKQ Euro Car Parts. Cook will pilot one of the two Toyota Corollas entered in this venture, while the other two cars will maintain their association with the Toyota Gazoo Racing banner.

GT Motive Announces 8% Price Increase for Estimating Platform

In a recent announcement, GT Motive revealed its plans to raise prices by 8% for estimate creation, including Vehicle Query (VQ) and Vehicle Registration Number to Vehicle Identification Number (VRN-VIN) services, manual estimate creation, system access charges, and VIN queries. This adjustment, effective 1st March, signifies a departure from the “pay-per-use” pricing structure that GT Motive has maintained since 2020. The decision reflects the company’s strategy to ensure the continued delivery of the UK’s premier estimating platform.

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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e] is the UK’s only salvage and automotive recycling network with nationwide, environmentally compliant sites delivering performance resilience and service reliability to the insurance and fleet markets.  The network’s online salvage auction drives strong salvage resale values and faster sales.  e2e’s salvage clients have access to the network’s stocks of over 5 million quality graded, warranty assured reclaimed parts. 

The power of the network model means e2e has the ability to influence industry standards and is committed to continually raising the bar whilst redefining the role and perceived value of the salvage operator.  Network members adhere to robust service level agreements, against which they are audited, in order to ensure performance consistency and a market leading customer experience.  

The salvage and recycling operating environment is evolving rapidly, and e2e is anticipating, listening and responding to changing market needs.  Regulatory compliance, ESG, reclaimed parts, customer experience, EVs, new vehicle technologies, data and reputation risk are just some of many considerations linked to the procurement of salvage services.  e2e will drive further added value to clients and members through the adoption and application of emerging technologies, continuing to differentiate its proposition and position salvage services as a professional partnership. 

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