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SYNETIQ becomes UK industry-first to complete IMI-accredited EV Dismantling training

SYNETIQ, an IAA company, has become the first UK vehicle recycler to complete an Institute of Motor Industry-accredited course in EV dismantling.


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Andy Latham from Salvage Wire and two of SYNETIQ’s vehicle dismantling operatives

Colleagues at the UK’s leading integrated salvage, dismantling, and vehicle recycling company are now authorised EV dismantling technicians by the IMI.

Produced and written by Salvage Wire, a team of auto recycling training specialists, the course is the country’s first dismantling-specific training based on national occupational standards. It teaches participants how to make high-voltage vehicles safe and how to remove high-voltage components and batteries after the vehicle has been made safe.

This is the latest in a series of training sessions at SYNETIQ designed to upskill and future-proof its workforce as the industry adapts to a future of electric vehicles.

Natalie Buckley, HR Director at SYNETIQ, said:

“We continue to invest in our colleagues and help to ensure they are equipped with the latest tools, skills and knowledge to be safe in their roles and to deliver the very best result for our clients and customers.

“Despite the government’s decision to postpone the ban of petrol and diesel vehicles, we’re continuing to plan for a future where electric vehicles will be the norm. I’m proud that we are working with some of the industry’s most accomplished experts in leading the way in battery recycling.”

Andy Latham, CEO of Salvage Wire, said:

“We believe this is the first IMI-accredited EV dismantling course in the industry, and SYNETIQ has joined us in leading the way to bring specialist EV training to the vehicle dismantling and recycling community.

“EVs can be dangerous to work with, and knowing how to be safe around these vehicles is vital. This training has given the SYNETIQ team the knowledge and skills to do just that.” 


SYNETIQ Ltd., the UK-based business unit of IAA Holdings, LLC (IAA), an RB Global, Inc. company, is the leading integrated salvage, dismantling and vehicle recycling company in the UK, formed to become the most innovative and trusted business in the industry. An integrated, data-driven and innovative business, SYNETIQ has led the way in raising industry standards and continually innovates ways of working to deliver great value, ensure complete compliance and provide a positive experience. SYNETIQ is proud to have major household names in its portfolio, including insurers, accident management companies, fleets, police forces, logistics companies, vehicle repair body shops, and remanufacturers. With cutting-edge data and software solutions, multiple sites, a specialist vehicle recovery fleet and over 800 dedicated UK-based employees, customers and clients trust SYNETIQ to create bespoke solutions to deliver the maximum benefit for their business.

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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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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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