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Only a month to go until ATF Professional’s LIVE vehicle recycling conference

The date (9th of June) is fast-approaching when ATF Professional will once again have the opportunity to host its LIVE event at the APC, Warwick University.


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The online vehicle recycling news site, ATF Professional, boasts another great lineup of presenters, including the current President of the Automotive Recyclers Association, Marty Hollingshead, who is very kindly taking the time to come to the UK from the US to take part and offer his views on the past, present and future of the industry and about what the UK and US can learn from each other in auto recycling.

In keeping with the international flavour, delegates will hear from Sonja Nehls, Principal Analyst at Autovista24 based in Germany, who will discuss the increasing used vehicle prices and the future of ICEs and BEVs. Also from Europe, Owain Griffiths, Volvo Cars’ Head of Circular Economy, will be heading to the UK from Sweden to talk to attendees about Volvo Cars’ outlook on turning into a circular business and the importance of reusing and recycling vehicles.

Closer to home, regular contributor to ATF Professional, and a popular speaker at the last live event in 2019, Mr Andrew Marsh, will be discussing whether or not ATFs are the key to extending the life cycle of the existing car parc.

ATF Professional will have the pleasure of welcoming the newly appointed CEO for e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management, Jim Loughran, who he will take to the stage to introduce himself to vehicle recycling delegates and discuss how technology and data can unlock efficiencies and cost savings.

We will also be fortunate to hear from BMRA’s Technical Director, Howard Bluck, who will discuss waste classification in the ELV sector and what this data could mean for the industry to go forward. And Sarah Hirst, the recently appointed Green Parts Director at SYNETIQ, will be joining the event to talk about the green parts market and its effects post-COVID. 

Finally, a fascinating presentation on the hazards associated with second-life batteries and their potential risks to businesses and lives will be provided by Professor Paul Christensen, Director of Lithiumionsafety Ltd.

Besides hearing from an excellent lineup of industry-expert speakers, delegates will also have the opportunity to network with others, including our sponsors, who will also be exhibiting at the one-day event. So far, sponsors will include e2e, SYNETIQ, the Green Parts Specialists, Hensel, Wickens and Green Car Depollution, with further sponsors to be announced shortly, and other sponsorship opportunities still available.

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Engaged at ATF Professional’s 2019 vehicle recycling conference

Tickets are limited, so it is advised that you book a ticket as soon as possible to guarantee your seat at this event designated for the vehicle recycling community.

The team at ATF Professional is looking forward to seeing everyone in the flesh again after such a long time. With such a great lineup and fantastic support from their sponsors, the team is sure it will be a great event and it will help those attending to gain an understanding of the current and future issues affecting the vehicle recycling industry.

For further information about the event and to book a ticket, please visit

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to call ATF Professional on 01432 355099 or 07447 107070, alternatively, send Haydn Davies an email at 


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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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