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Silverlake Automotive Recycling Puts Quality First with Appointment of new Technical Quality Manager

Hampshire-based automotive recycler, Silverlake Automotive Recycling, welcomes Josh Lochlan who joins the Management Team as Technical Quality Manager this week.


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Focusing on maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction across all areas of the business through operational and economic improvements, Josh will champion and lead the company’s aspirations in terms of business quality and compliance, building and developing both internal and external relationships.

Championing the supply and use of recycled green parts to major insurers, bodyshops, accident repair shops and motor consumers nationwide, quality and compliance is top of the priority list for Silverlake, which boasts over 50,000 mechanical & electrical parts and 10,000 body panels in store.

Allen Prebble, Managing Director, commented:

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“As a VRAC Certified automotive recycler, our promise to all our customers is to deliver quality-graded recycled green parts nationwide and an exemplary service to all that come into contact with our business. Josh brings with him a vast knowledge from world-leading automotive, aerospace and Formula 1 organisations where the importance placed on quality is paramount. We look forward to working with him to meet and exceed our quality goals as well as seeing how his experience enhances the skills of the teams he oversees.”

Josh added:

“I am really excited to take this role at Silverlake. I have supported organisations through periods of large growth in challenging environments. Whilst the automotive recycling industry goes through a transformative period with the increase in demand in recycled parts and the electrification of vehicles, this is a fantastic time to join the management team, supporting them in achieving market-leader levels of quality and service.”

Josh joins Silverlake from Formaplex Ltd, a composites and carbon fibre manufacturing solutions company, and has more than nine years’ quality control and assurance experience.


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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. 

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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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