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Vehicle Recycling Awards

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ATF Professional Vehicle Recycling Awards Winners 2023

Outstanding Individual – Roger West (BVSF)

Rising Star – Paul French (The Salvo Group Ltd.)

Unsung Hero – Bob Westwood (Adam Hewitt Ltd.)

Community Impact Award – Silverlake Automotive Recycling

Digital Provider Award – Eladene Systems

Employee of the Year – Zsigmond Viliko (Overton Automotive)

Export / Import Award – K&M Global Ltd.

Recycled Vehicle Parts Supplier Award – Silverlake Automotive Recycling

Recycled Vehicle Parts User Award  – Ageas Insurance Limited

Salvage Company Award – Silverlake Automotive Recycling

Service Provider Award – ELV Training

Solution / Innovation Award – Green Car Depollution Ltd.

Sustainability Award – Adam Hewitt Ltd.

Vehicle Recycling Equipment Company Award – Green Car Depollution Ltd.

Vehicle Recycling Company (Small) Award – Ted4Parts

Vehicle Recycling Company (Medium) Award – K&M Global Ltd.

Vehicle Recycling Company (Large) Award – SYNETIQ

View the Winners Book and seee the full list of Winners and Finalists

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Over the years, both ATF Professional and Auto Recycling World have brought those with an interest in vehicle recycling together by organising several conferences and webinars both in the UK and throughout the world.

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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. 

u pull it

U-Pull-It is a unique, self-service, used vehicle parts and car breaker company offering thousands of vehicles and providing exceptional value for money on genuine car parts. The company was formed in 2008 and has sites in York and Inverkeithing, Scotland holding thousands of vehicles.

Run by parts experts, U-Pull-It has thousands of used car parts available as the vehicle stock is refreshed daily. This gives customers a great choice of a wide range of green parts such as engines, wheels, brakes and body parts, all at great prices.

Whether you are a professional breaker, a mechanic or simply a car enthusiast, our extensive inventory across our two breakers yards offers the opportunity to source genuine car parts at low prices.


Lithium Battery Recycling Solutions is a division of Cawleys Recycling and Waste Management. We have established a full-service solution for all your lithium battery recycling needs with our own state-of-the-art lithium battery recycling workshop and storage facility, we are equipped to take care of your expired lithium batteries whilst making a positive impact on the environment.

Adam Hewitt Awards 2023

Adam Hewitt Ltd is a Kidderminster based company that specializes in the recovery and sale of Motor and Agricultural Salvage across the UK with roots in the industry spreading back almost 70 years, building relationships with some of the leading insurance companies in the UK.


Recycling Lives is a recycling company grown around its belief in social and environmental sustainability.

As the UK’s largest car processor recycling 180,000+ cars, generating c.600,000 tonnes of high quality green steel a year, our end-to-end integrated processes ensure high material recovery rates and optimal efficiencies. Our commercial success supports sustainable communities and innovation for positive environmental impact, because we believe people, the planet and profit should all go hand in hand.   

scrapBays v four
ScrapBays is a new online application coming to the market very soon. With 50 years of industry experience behind it, ScrapBays aims to offer the most efficient and profitable solution for companies and individuals to trade scrap metal throughout the UK.
As a registered scrap dealer on the app, you have the ability to buy and sell material from other scrap dealers via our auction platform. The app also gives you the opportunity to buy material from companies within different industries such as demolition companies, ELV recycling centres, waste management companies and a range of others that are producing high volumes of scrap metal every day.
So, if you are a seller of scrap metal looking to get the best price for your material or a scrap dealer looking for more material to buy, the app for scrap is for you.
Sign up to our mailing list via the form on our website to keep up to date on details of our launch.
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Recycling Lives is a recycling company grown around its belief in social and environmental sustainability.

As the UK’s largest car processor recycling 180,000+ cars, generating c.600,000 tonnes of high quality green steel a year, our end-to-end integrated processes ensure high material recovery rates and optimal efficiencies. Our commercial success supports sustainable communities and innovation for positive environmental impact, because we believe people, the planet and profit should all go hand in hand.   

SYNETIQ, an IAA company, is one the UK’s leading integrated salvage, dismantling and vehicle recycling companies formed to become the most sustainable, innovative and trusted business in the industry.

SYNETIQ provides sustainable motoring solutions, working with clients and customers to maximise the environmental and financial potential of each vehicle as part of a successful Circular Economy model.

SYNETIQ effectively utilises the waste hierarchy, underscored by a central ethos of ‘Reduce, Reuse, Remanufacture and Recycle’.

SYNETIQ is proud to have major household names in its portfolio, including insurers, accident management companies, fleets, police forces, logistics companies, vehicle repair bodyshops, and remanufacturers.


Eladene Systems is a software company that develops inventory management software for the salvage and recycling industry. Its software is designed to be fast, efficient, and powerful, and it offers a fresh approach to the salvage inventory software market. The company’s software is used by some of the UK’s leading recyclers, and it has been praised for its ease of use, its powerful search capabilities, and its ability to integrate with online marketplaces.


Founded in Germany in 1979, OHRA Regalanlagen GmbH quickly became a leading provider of high-quality storage systems thanks to its innovative cantilever racks. Today, OHRA‘s cantilever racking solutions are used in a variety of industries throughout Europe, and their vehicle-specific racking systems and warehouse storage solutions for car recyclers provide a safe and efficient storage solution that maximizes space and accessibility.

salvage wire

They say it takes 10 years to become an overnight success, well, if that is the case,
Salvage Wire must be very close to that.
Started in 2013 as a consultancy service for the vehicle recycling and dismantling
industry, the company identified an opportunity in the electric and hybrid vehicle market
by introducing high-voltage training specifically for vehicle dismantlers. This developed
over the years, and accreditation now includes City and Guilds, the Institute of the Motor
Industry, the Chartered Institute of Waste Management, and TUV Rheinland. Clients
across the world include universities and research & development companies looking at
new electric vehicle technology, recyclers and dismantlers working on vehicles and
components, and everyone else in between – mechanical repairs, collision repair, and
many more. New products continue to come, with new training for vehicle dismantlers
and Salvage Insight to help companies bring ideas to life.


The Complete Auto Recycling Show is Europe’s leading event dedicated to end of life vehicle recycling. Save the date 21-22 May 2025 at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry and connect with more that 1,500 industry professionals.

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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