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One night, three industry awards for Silverlake Automotive Recycling   

Silverlake Automotive Recycling [Silverlake] won a trio of industry awards at the ATF Professional Vehicle Recycling Awards, held on November 9th at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire. Judges of the national awards determined Silverlake leading the field in the Recycled Vehicle Parts Supplier Award and Salvage Company Award and recognised the company’s commitment to local community as winner of the Community Impact Award.  


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Silverlake’s commitment to making reclaimed parts accessible to all, supported its Recycled Vehicle Parts Supplier award win. The company has a customer centric, dual-service strategy to prioritise customer satisfaction.  Its ‘full-service’ offering sees it provide vehicle parts dismantled, quality graded and supplied with full provenance history and warranty, aligned with its VRA Certification to the UK Standard for Reclaimed Parts; over the counter, online and by phone, and via eBay representing the worldwide market.  Silverlake’s ‘self-service’ offering enables customers to safely dismantle their own parts from 350 breakers, updated daily, at its U-Pick-It Yard in Southampton.

The Salvage Company Award recognised the innovation Silverlake applies to its UK-wide operations, which sees the business process 35,000+ salvage vehicles a year.   Salvage cars are sourced from B2B clients, including insurers, garages and dealers, and B2C customers who can get a rapid quote by phone or the website. In-house data analytics and market research informs the vehicle buying team and, together with an engineering assessment, determines whether a salvage vehicle is remarketed on the company’s online auction or processed for ‘full-service’ or ‘self-service’ parts.

Silverlake invests time and resources in its regional community, helping to build pride in the brand.  Winning the Community Impact Award recognises the many community initiatives supported by the business, including fundraising for community charities through its scheme; supporting local colleges and young people by supplying salvage vehicles for training courses and work experience placements; providing its site and salvage vehicles for emergency services training exercises; supporting the elderly and vulnerable in the region via sponsorship of the Blue Lamp Trust; and helping to keep the local football club at the heart of the community through its continued sponsorship of the Eastleigh Football Club stadium for the last 12 years.

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 Commenting on the award wins, Allen Prebble, managing director of Silverlake, said:

“I am over the moon for the business to have received this trio of awards and the associated industry recognition, which reflects many years of hard work and investment.  None of this would be achievable without the dedication of our awesome team of people, and I am full of admiration and thanks. Our membership of the e2e network sees us, alongside all members, driving for excellence in our owner-led, independent salvage businesses, united behind common network goals. The power of that combined entrepreneurship and focus delivers unique and tangible value to e2e’s existing and prospective clients.”

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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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