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Powerhand to exhibit at CARS 2021

Powerhand is extremely pleased to once again be exhibiting at the upcoming CARS Expo 2021


Powerhand to exhibit at CARS 2020

Murray Clark, Managing Director, considers the EXPO “a friendly and welcoming event that brings together a small but specialised group of people who all have an interest in vehicle recycling. It is fantastic that every person you talk to is involved in the industry”.

This is the 4th time that Powerhand will be exhibiting at CARS Expo; they will be showing off the latest in their VRS vehicle dismantling technology as well as their vehicle processing scrap grapple range. “We love speaking to existing customers who are experiencing the benefit of Powerhand products in their businesses. It is also fantastic to meet and chat to new potential customers who are interested to learn more about our vehicle recycling products” said Powerhand Production Manager, Scott Robertson. 

 The Powerhand VRS is a machine-based vehicle dismantler that is used around the world to extract higher value materials such as, copper wiring loom, aluminium components, heavy steel axles and suspension, electric motors and engines from the scrap car. Like a vulture would dissect its prey, the VRS clamp arms pin down the vehicle to allow the grapple to systematically pull the valuable materials away from the lower value vehicle bodyshell. The knife blades on the clamp arms of the VRS 200 allow engine and transmission assemblies to be split from the engine block. Customers in the UK are making up to an ADDITIONAL £40 EXTRA profit per car by using the Powerhand VRS*.

Powerhand to exhibit at CARS 2020

Powerhand products are fully designed and manufactured in the UK. Powerhand prides itself in being a 97 years old fourth-generation family business that provides full backup and support of their products to customers.

*Latest figures obtained from Powerhand market research

See Powerhand at the show on stand LD5



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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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