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Overton Automotive – Supporting The Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

Overton Automotive has worked in partnership with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service for almost 20 years now. With their mission to ensure safety to the community across Scotland, part of their work includes helping those who need rescuing from vehicle collisions on the road.


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Home to some of the most dangerous roads in the UK, areas surrounding Aberdeen is reported to have high fatality rates when it comes to road traffic accidents (RTA). With the help of the incredible Fire and Rescue Service, the number of fatalities from RTA has decreased from 123 casualties in 2009 to 60 in 2021 across Scotland (Source: Fire and Rescue Incident Statistics, 2021).

Overton Automotive is so proud to support the fire and rescue team by supplying vehicles to every fire station within the Grampian region. The supply of their vehicles allows firefighters to gain hands-on experience within their road safety training. It gives them the opportunity to practise the extraction of casualties in a controlled and safe environment, before being called out to assist with real RTA.

Overton Automotive - Supporting The Scottish Fire & Rescue Service lOverton Automotive’s vehicles are also used in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service training centre to help recruits complete their initial training. This allows them to train with vehicles on fire and the extraction of drivers/passengers from vehicles.

Not only have the vehicle recycling company provided the team with vehicles at their stations and training sites, but it has also previously welcomed the fire department into their Aberdeen site, where they set up a multi-vehicle and heavy plant machinery exercise, allowing the firefighters to practise working with other vehicles, including buses and motorcycles. Overton is so pleased to have supported the team with a varied training experience, allowing them to cover all eventualities they may come across when attending an RTA.

With some of the worst roads in Scotland, Overton Automotive is proud to be able to support the Scottish fire service and firefighters with their training needs, and is so glad to help them with the training they need to save lives on the road.




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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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