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SYNETIQ joins the BVRLA as it continues its mission to lower emissions

SYNETIQ, Britain’s largest integrated salvage and dismantling company, has joined the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, as it continues its mission for greener and more sustainable motoring in the UK.


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A trusted supplier to leading fleet operators as well as rental and lease companies, BVRLA membership furthers SYNETIQ’s plan to work collaboratively with policymakers, public sector agencies, regulators, and key stakeholders.

Tom Rumboll, CEO of SYNETIQ, said: 

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Tom Rumboll

“The BVRLA is making great progress in its mission to ensure road transport delivers environmental and economic benefits, including the decarbonisation of vehicles. This aligns with SYNETIQ’s own sustainability roadmap, ‘Our Road to Tomorrow’, as well as key projects like Europe’s first EV processing and recycling centre.

We’ve been able provide fleet clients with clear cost savings, as well as considerable environmental benefits, and our membership of such an influential association will help us work as part of a collective to deliver real change.”

Gerry Keaney, Chief Executive of the BVRLA, said: 

“We are delighted to welcome SYNETIQ as an Associate member of the BVRLA family and look forward to working with them as we continue to support the industry and drive road transport decarbonisation.”

As a leader in its sector, SYNETIQ is campaigning to highlight the environmental benefits of integrated salvage and recycling, which includes the reuse of green car parts and the significant CO2 savings that can be made through their use in vehicle repair.

Up to 70% cheaper when compared with new, OEM parts, green parts act as a like-for-like replacement and are already in use with key insurance providers, bodyshops and fleet operators.

Green parts are OEM, non-safety critical, quality-controlled parts, such as doors, bumpers, and lights, and are perfect for reuse on damaged-repairable vehicles. Centralised and decentralised stock management, as well as rapid distribution, means that fleets and operators can get vehicles back on the road more quickly, without relying on newly manufactured parts and with their significantly higher levels of CO2 emissions.

Later this year SYNETIQ will announce more details of the expansion to its Winsford site, establishing Europe’s first dedicated EV processing and recycling centre. Announced in 2020, the investment will provide a cutting-edge facility with specific areas for handling the separate stages of the process. As a centre of excellence, the site will also be able to provide high-quality certified training to other businesses, covering the safe handling of EV batteries and architecture, as the UK gears up for a shift to purely electric vehicles from 2035.

SYNETIQ has detailed its commitment to a more sustainable future with ‘Our Road to Tomorrow’ – SYNETIQs mission to be the most trusted and sustainable business in its sector. This included commissioning a study into the true CO2 footprint of its own activities, as well as the CO2 savings that can be achieved by using green parts in automotive repairs.



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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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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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