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Silverlake Automotive Recycling Awarded VRAC Certified Vehicle Recycler Certification

Silverlake Automotive Recycling have recently been awarded the VRAC Certified Vehicle Recycler certification by the Vehicle Recyclers’ Association (VRA).


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This accreditation is testament to the work Silverlake does at its 10-acre end-of-life vehicle ATF in Hampshire. Its main focus is the acquisition and recycling of insurance, total loss and ELVs, providing quality graded parts to its customers worldwide.

The VRA Certification audit enabled the team at Silverlake to demonstrate the company’s continuous investment in its facility, confirming it has the capability to meet and often exceed the standards set for compliance; the team showcased its robust quality management system and demonstrated that all processes are aligned to achieve optimum performance throughout the process

Allen Prebble, Managing Director, Silverlake Automotive Recycling explains: 

“We are extremely proud to be recognised and accredited by the VRA. As a key player in the UK’s vehicle recycling sector, we are keen to promote that as a collective we must strive to achieve consumer confidence in the use of reclaimed vehicle parts. The aim being that the use of green parts by insurers, body shops and vehicle repairers becomes standard practice. The introduction of this scheme from the VRA is a game-changer and will drive success for our industry in the future, a positive commercially and a merit environmentally.”

Steve Diaper, Operations Manager at Silverlake, who led the audit process with the VRA continues: 

“The UK vehicle recycling sector has grown exponentially in the last decade and we don’t predict that growth to slow down. With the introduction of online sales platforms such as eBay and Green Parts Specialists, which occupy a significant share in the market, the sale of reclaimed parts has been normalised. The procedures in place at our site enable us to appropriately identify, test, remove and document all parts for sale, ensuring that each part is traceable and quality-graded, thus providing peace of mind to the end-user.”

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Accreditation for Silverlake and its peers creates unlimited opportunity for the market to work together, not only to build the confidence in green parts that has been lacking until now but also to contribute positively on an environmental level.


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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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