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Meet the e2e Network Members: Overton Automotive Group

The e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management Network is made up of a diverse range of independent, innovative vehicle recycling and salvage firms, operating collaboratively and united behind market-leading service standards against which they are audited. 11 collecting members represent nationwide coverage, with a further 14 non-collecting members competing to become active in the event additional capacity is required. The ‘Meet the e2e Network Members’ blog has been developed to shine a light on the infrastructure, operational capabilities, knowledge and expertise embedded in the network and demonstrate the progressive culture inherent in its members.


Meet the e2e Network Members: Overton Automotive Group p

Established for over 60 years, Overton Automotive Group [Overtons] was acquired by John Collins in 2021.  Supporting John is a senior management team comprising  Sarah Allan – Sales Manager, Sarah Cruise – Business and Finance Manager and Mark Boden, Business Development Manager.

Overtons is part of a wider group of companies ‘Keep it Green Solutions’, focused on recycling automotive parts. Included in the group is Auto Enterprises, which serves major OEM parts remanufacturers globally. Warehouse capacity in the UK exceeds 200,000 square feet, with over 2,000,000 mechanical parts ready for dispatch at any one time. The group also owns an automatic transmissions repairer business, demonstrating its overall strategic commitment to the 4 R’s of automotive recycling: Re-use, Recycle, Repair and Re-manufacture. Re-branding is underway to bring all group companies under one banner, and 2023 will see the launch of ‘Keep It Green Solutions’ a platform to promote the environmental benefits the group delivers in terms of carbon emissions reduction. Overtons has a diverse customer base which includes insurers, fleet management companies, Fire & Rescue Services, bodyshops and garages, the general public and a growing export market.

On behalf of the e2e network, Overtons services Scotland via two main sites in Aberdeen and two further satellite sites in the country, providing the capacity to securely store 4,200 end-of-life vehicles and 2,500 salvage vehicles. The company is investing heavily in its geographical footprint and has recently acquired a new site in Lincoln, alongside a recently established site in Downham, Essex, providing capacity to hold a further 2,500 vehicles; enabling the business to service the east coast of the country in its entirety. Further site acquisitions may follow. Overtons is VRAC certified to the UK Standard for Reclaimed Parts. Work to secure accreditations to ISO9001, 14001 and 27001 is underway, with completion expected by the end of 2023.

Meet the e2e Network Members: Overton Automotive Group p twoOvertons has a well-maintained fleet of 10 car transporters accommodating varying loads of up to eight vehicles, plus a low loader for off highway or commercial vehicles and offers vehicle collection and delivery nationally. Four reclaimed parts delivery vans service the Aberdeen, Essex and Lincoln areas. Tyre fitting and disposal and air-conditioning re-gassing are offered at all its sites.

The company has retained its family heritage, and the culture celebrates its people and remains focussed on customer service first and foremost. As well as investing in infrastructure and transport, training is high on the agenda helping staff to grow, develop and remain up to date with industry standards and evolving requirements such as electric and hybrid vehicles. Training creates opportunities and career paths which support talent retention whilst close links with regional colleges aid recruitment drives. Overtons is also active in its local communities, donating vehicles to local colleges for students to repair and raise awareness of the vehicle recycling industry as a career choice. Vehicles are also provided to local fire services to practice their firefighting techniques.

Business operations are committed to sustainability and carbon reduction. Waste is reduced by ensuring as many parts as possible are successfully dismantled and quality graded from each end-of-life or salvage vehicle. Material separation is maximised for recycling purposes prior to baling vehicles. The reclaimed parts delivery fleet includes an electric vehicle to reduce carbon emissions, and alternative energy sources are used to power different aspects of company sites where feasible.

Overtons is proud to be a member of the e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management network and sees benefit in the power of the collective to secure national contracts, through the strength of the brand and the member commitment to market-leading performance. Collaboration with fellow members, including shared insights and intelligence, help to inform management thinking and business strategy.


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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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