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Ben announces future direction to accelerate growth and help even more automotive people

Ben recently announced the future strategic direction for the charity as part of a new five-year strategic plan.

The automotive industry charity has experienced a significant increase in service demand since 2018, managing over 300% more enquiries through its confidential helpline and supporting over 200% more individuals through its support and specialist services.

October 2023 Scrap Car Price Trends and Top Models

In October 2023, the average scrap car price witnessed a decline to £270, marking the sixth consecutive month of diminishing values. Despite a 2% reduction compared to September, amounting to a £6 drop, there’s an opportunity for car owners to maximise their returns. The average age of scrapped cars in October stood at 16 years, according to Car Take Back.

Meet the e2e Network Members: ASM Auto Recycling

The e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management Network is made up of a diverse range of independent, innovative vehicle recycling and salvage firms, operating collaboratively and united behind market leading service standards against which they are audited.  The ‘Meet the e2e Network Members’ blog has been developed to shine a light on the infrastructure, operational capabilities, knowledge, and expertise embedded in the network and demonstrate the progressive culture inherent in its members.

Government reshuffle: IMI response

Hayley Pells, Policy Lead of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), comments on the changes in government that will have an impact on the automotive sector

Resignation of Environment Minister Therese Coffey Amid Cabinet Reshuffle

Environment Minister Therese Coffey has submitted her resignation to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, expressing her desire to “step back from government” after serving as a minister since July 2014. The announcement comes amidst a significant cabinet reshuffle that includes the removal of Suella Braverman as home minister and the appointment of former Prime Minister David Cameron as foreign secretary.

One night, three industry awards for Silverlake Automotive Recycling   

Silverlake Automotive Recycling [Silverlake] won a trio of industry awards at the ATF Professional Vehicle Recycling Awards, held on November 9th at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire. Judges of the national awards determined Silverlake leading the field in the Recycled Vehicle Parts Supplier Award and Salvage Company Award and recognised the company’s commitment to local community as winner of the Community Impact Award.  

ITAS Introduces Comprehensive Proposal for the Modernisation and Enhancement of the IAEA

ITAS, an IT and Automotive training provider, has recently unveiled a comprehensive proposal aimed at ushering the Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors (IAEA) into a new era of modernisation and efficiency. With tailor-made services that align with the IAEA’s objectives and requirements, ITAS is dedicated to ensuring the seamless day-to-day operations of this pivotal organisation within the automotive industry.

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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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