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SYNETIQ electrifies engine handling process with new £60k investment

The UK’s leading integrated salvage, dismantling and recycling company has revealed a £60k investment at its flagship Doncaster site.


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A new twin-overhead crane system has now been installed at SYNETIQ’s Bentley Moor Lane site, with the electric-powered Street Crane eliminating any requirement for diesel-powered equipment during engine preparation.

SYNETIQ says the announcement is the next step on ‘Our Road Tomorrow’ – the business’ plan to be the most sustainable business in its sector. It comes as part of a comprehensive review of SYNETIQ’s working practices, aiming to maximise safety, compliance, and sustainability.

The two new cranes have now been successfully commissioned, in a setup traditionally used in construction and other heavy industries. SYNETIQ believes the new system to be an industry first, with a comprehensive redesign of the engine processing plant completed to implement two remote control Street Crane Express units.

Mark Harrison, Head of HSEQ at SYNETIQ, said: 

“As an industry leader, its right that we’re constantly exploring new, innovative ways of working. Increasing demand on our green parts supply, including recycled or remanufactured engines and gearboxes, means we’re ensuring we have the right processes in place to meet the needs of our clients.”

By selecting the market leading chain hoist system, SYNETIQ has also put the safety of colleagues first. 

Mark added: 

“The safety of our colleagues is of paramount importance, and we’re also investing in the relevant training required to operate the new remote systems in the correct way.”


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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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