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Kwik-Fit and Vaculug Lead Support for the 2023 TRA Briefing Day

The Tyre Recovery Association is pleased to announce that Vaculug and Kwik-Fit will be the sponsors of this years’ event.


Kwik-Fit and Vaculug Lead Support for the 2023 TRA Briefing Day pThe TRA is delighted that the UK’s key tyre recycling event of the year will enjoy the direct support of Britain’s leading tyre retailer and Europe’s largest independent tyre retreader.

In a message to the wider tyre industry, Kwik-Fit welcomed the return of the annual TRA Briefing Day and went on:

“It is vital, not only that end-of-life tyres are recycled but also that the processes are open and visible. Companies and individuals are more focused than ever on the entire life cycle of the products they use, from the sustainability of production through to the recycling and reprocessing of used materials. This applies in our sector as much as any other, whether the customer is a large fleet operator or a private motorist. It is critical that the entire tyre industry demonstrates a clear commitment to robust processes and operate to the highest standards when recycling end of life tyres. We believe the TRA Briefing Day helps in achieving that objective and we look forward to the knowledge sharing which takes place throughout the day.”

This year’s Briefing Day will be held on Wednesday, 13th September 2023, at the Woodland Grange Hotel, Leamington Spa.

For more details, please call +44 (0)7932 702173 or email 

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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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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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