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UK Recyclers Road Trip to ARA Convention 2023

Want to learn more about the automotive recycling industry, get tips from some of the best in the industry, see first-hand how US recyclers operate, the standards they work to, sales operations, vehicle storage, dismantling, parts distribution and more? Then join the UK Recyclers Road Trip 2023 and meet US auto recyclers in their businesses, network with a select group of UK auto recyclers and enjoy the ARA Convention.


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The first trip in 2015 introduced UK recyclers to salvage operators in Virginia and North Carolina, we have subsequently been to Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania (2016), Texas (2017), Florida (2108), Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa (2019) and Florida again (2022). The seventh road trip starts Sunday the 8th of October, in Chicago and visits selected vehicle dismantlers over three days before arriving in Kansas City at the ARA’s 80th Annual Convention & Exposition, which offers one-of-a-kind opportunities to discover new products and services, experience outstanding educational sessions and network with colleagues!

On the UK Recyclers Road Trip 2022

The automotive recycling industry continues to evolve as guidelines, equipment, software, and vehicles continue to change; professional automotive recyclers should be ready to advance with these changes, so what better way to gain the information and tools required than join the UK recyclers road trip, share time with other vehicle dismantlers and recyclers and attend the ARA Convention.

Full details are available in the road trip leaflet and from Andy Latham (, book your place through Andy and experience an amazing week of learning, growth, development, fellowship and food!

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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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