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Ecobat Solutions grows its EV battery recycling capacity with new appointments

Ecobat Solutions UK has announced the appointment of two new employees to its EV (electric vehicle) battery diagnosis and disassembly facility, including the company’s first apprentice.

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Hollie Evans & Scott Clarke

  The Darlaston-based company is a well-established recycler of automotive and domestic batteries and employs over 85 employees in the UK alone. Following a re-brand and the investment of over £2m in its EV battery processing capabilities in the UK, the company has now recruited two further colleagues.

Scott Clarke, 38, a sports-loving family man from Aldridge, joins the company as an EV engineer and looks forward to developing his high-voltage skills in dismantling batteries for recycling. Alongside Scott is 20-year-old Hollie Evans from Wolverhampton, a natural thrill-seeker and problem solver, who joins as an EV battery apprentice and will complement her engineering development with real-world experience in Ecobat’s advanced battery recycling facility.

Dr Simon Cupples, Managing Director and Vice-President of Advanced Battery Solutions Europe, commented, “I’m very pleased to welcome Scott and Hollie to Ecobat Solutions. They’re joining at a very exciting time as we expand our capacity. Our fully-integrated solution for EV batteries is what sets us apart, and our new colleagues will be playing their part in the delivery of this service to vehicle manufacturers across Europe.”

Scott and Hollie will contribute to Ecobat’s mission to improve the circularity of resources in the battery production and supply chain. The UK facility has a processing capacity for up to 15,000 EV batteries annually, including end-of-life, damaged, defective and critical batteries. Its full-service solution includes logistics, storage, diagnosis, disassembly, re-engineering and recycling, ensuring that EV batteries reach their full potential before reaching end-of-life.

About Ecobat Solutions

Ecobat is the world’s biggest recycler of batteries. We specialise in processes that harness precious resources more efficiently. We invent new solutions to improve products’ reusability. And we do it all with an emphasis on the good of our employees and the environment. Ecobat doesn’t make batteries; we make the business of batteries safer and more sustainable.

Ecobat Solutions offers a portfolio of services to help vehicle manufacturers meet their legal obligations, remain compliant with battery transport regulations and handle critical incidents discreetly. Services are provided at Ecobat Solutions’ licensed and permitted sites, while engineers are equipped to visit customer premises if required.

Manufacturers, not just in automotive but across aviation, marine and industrial, are pushing hard towards 2030’s targets for EV adoption, electrification and carbon-neutral status. Prototyping and warranty obligations create the need for a flexible, external resource in the early stages of development, while the supply chain for second-life and end-of- life batteries is also developing rapidly.

Since opening its EV Battery Diagnosis and Disassembly centre in January 2021, Ecobat Solutions has already collected, diagnosed and processed over 3000 EV batteries. The company continues to invest in employees, equipment and infrastructure to provide compliant and safe solutions to manufacturers’ supply chains.

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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. 

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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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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