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UK Recyclers Road Trip to ARA Convention 2023 – Three weeks to go!

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? With just three weeks to go, there is still time to 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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UK Auto Recyclers ARA Road Trip 2023

Provisional Itinerary*

*Note – Road trip itinerary is not complete, and changes may be made.

Sunday 8 October

Arrive Chicago
Meet at Holiday Inn Express Crestwood – 1330 Cicero Avenue, Crestwood, Illinois 60418

Monday 9 October

ABC Auto Parts/Circus Auto Parts  – 13741 S Ashland Avenue, Riverdale, IL 60827

Speedway Auto parts – 1301 Herkimmer St, Joliet, IL 60432

Y-Yard Auto and truck – 8485 US-45, Effingham, IL, 62401

Hotel: Hampton Inn – 2300 Chuckwagon Drive, Springfield IL, 62711-7107

Evening Meal
 Route 66 Motorhead’s Bar and Grill, 600 Toronto Rd, Springfield, IL 62711

Tuesday 10 October

Mullins Auto – 5733 Old Route 66, Mt. Olive, IL, 62069

B Auto Parts – 500 Madison Road, East St. Louis, IL 62201

St James Auto and Truck Parts – 14655 County Road 3610, St. James, MO, 65559

Hotel: Best Western On The River – 401 N 3rd Street, Hannibal, MO, 63401-3301

Wednesday 11 October

JC Auto and Truck Parts – 901 N County Line Road, Monroe City, MO 63456

County Line Auto Parts – 1828 NW US 50 Highway, Kingsville, MO 64041

Travel to Kansas City for the ARA Convention

Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 October

Plug In To Success – the 80th ARA Convention

Get Knowledge
 Make Valuable Contacts
 Pursue Excellence

Sunday 15 October

Depart for Home (or elsewhere)

See the full ARA UK Recyclers Road Trip 2023 leaflet

If you wish to attend, please contact Terry Charlton at Charlton Recycled Autoparts Ltd on 01223 832656 or email him at


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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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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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