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Silverlake expands its fleet to service increasing market demand

Silverlake Automotive Recycling [Silverlake], one of the UK’s leading automotive recyclers, has invested in six new transporters in order to meet increased customer demand for salvage collections and four new reclaimed parts delivery vans to service the growth in reclaimed parts orders from its bodyshop customers.  The Silverlake fleet, which operates nationally, now stands at 30 transporters and 12 parts delivery vans and includes two large HGV haulage trucks used to reduce CO2 emissions with bulk deliveries of reclaimed parts to the company’s Midlands-based hub.   


Silverlake expands its fleet to service increasing market demand soc

Servicing every aspect of the insurance and automotive industry to include salvage, vehicle re-marketing via Salvage Market, e2e’s online auction, and the supply of VRA certified reclaimed parts on a national basis, Silverlake is investing for the future. The business is scaling to process 50,000 vehicles p.a. at its 30 acre Authorised Treatment Facility in Southampton.  Committed to sustainability and an SBTi target to reduce its carbon emissions by 42% by 2030, the business has also developed bespoke software to intelligently manage its fleet for maximum efficiency and minimum CO2 emissions whilst ensuring it exceeds customer service expectations.  

 Steve Diaper, Logistics Manager at Silverlake, comments:

“Expanding the fleet gives us greater transport capacity to support our e2e insurer clients, meet increasing recovery needs and to onboard new customers smoothly. The new recovery vehicles are top-of-the-range Mercedes Atego Euro 6 Transporters designed for performance, reliability and driver safety, which makes them an ideal addition to our professional fleet. Demand for our reclaimed parts has grown by 200% over the last 12 months. Our bulk delivery HGV haulage trucks combined with the additional delivery vans will help to ensure we continue to meet our nationwide 48-hour turnaround on in stock orders and manage our CO2 emissions.  Confidence in our services is at an all-time high, and we are equipping the business and our people to continue to deliver the market leading customer experience we are known for.”   

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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. 

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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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