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Liebherr handles tyre pressure

A biotechnology company has recruited a Liebherr machine to handle the most important part of its tyre recycling process.


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UKR specialises in recycling end-of-life tyres by shredding them and separating the materials in each carcass. It employs the latest technology to recycle 100% of the waste that can then be transformed into various products including a Tyre Derived Fuel (TDF) for use across the world.

The company recently opened a facility in Motherwell and added the A 914 handler to cope with an increasing volume of incoming and outgoing loads. The smallest and latest addition in the range, it has been joined by an L 538 loading shovel supplied by Liebherr Rental.

The A 914 has an FPT 4-cylinder diesel delivering 143hp and sits on a pair of heavy-duty 32t-rated drive axles. A front blade and rear, independently controlled stabilisers ensure the machine remains stable on uneven surfaces while a hydraulic rising cab means the operator can have an eye-level view more than 5m from ground level.

Working equipment for the A 914 is either a two-piece or mono boom, UKR opting for the latter. ‘We are not using the machine to stockpile material or load any outgoing vehicles,’ said Site Manager Alex Torrance. ‘The mono boom option allows the Liebherr to undertake the most important job we have on the site and that is simply to load the material into the Untha shredder – something it does very effectively.’

At the conveyor end of the shredder, processed rubber is stockpiled and loaded by the L 538 loading shovel from Liebherr Rental. ‘We have taken the loader to increase our material handling capacity as our original machine was a little small to effectively and safely load the high-sided tippers coming to site,’ Torrance explained. ‘Just like the A 914, Liebherr has been able to supply us with a very capable and ideally specified machine which meets our production and safety requirements exactly.’



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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. 

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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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