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Final Speaker Announced for the ATF Professional Vehicle Recycling Conference on the 9th May 2024

The final speaker has been added to the ATF Professional Vehicle Recycling Conference lineup, scheduled for May 9th at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire.


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Eric Downer, Director of Feedstock at Cyclic Materials, will be speaking about the value of rare earth materials in end-of-life vehicles and the responsibility surrounding sustainable practices.

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Eric will be joining a host of esteemed speakers at the conference, covering subjects such as the value of recycling electric vehicles, attitudes towards safety, understanding customers’ needs, potential changes and opportunities in the code of practice, improving sales, and more.

This conference on May 9th is essential for anyone involved in the vehicle recycling industry, regardless of size or role.

Haydn Davies, Editor of ATF Professional, commented:

“We’ve assembled an impressive group of speakers to address the evolving landscape of the vehicle recycling sector. This year’s conference promises to be an essential day for industry professionals. We’ll be diving deep into critical topics shaping the future of the industry. With little over a week to go, we encourage everyone to book their tickets as soon as possible.”

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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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