Essential information for end of life vehicle dismantling, depollution and recycling


Equipment Directory

If you belong to a company that provides equipment to the vehicle dismantling industry like Catalytic Converter Cutters and would like others to find out about what you do, please contact ATF Professional.

Catalytic Converter Cutters

Crow Cat Shear

The only competitive air powered CAT shear on the market, the self contained unit can be used under the vehicle even through the fuel removal process. The next generation from rescue type cutters, the simple up / down motion of the ram eliminates the troublesome hinge mechanism of the scissor type tool. Over 300 units in operation across the UK

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Green Car Eco Blade

Green Car hydraulic ‘Eco Blade’ uses a high tensile steel heat treated blade, to slice through the hardest of exhausts.

The design eliminates blade jamming caused by rust and debris. A specifically designed hydraulic cylinder is housed in an aluminium housing. Controls are uniquely placed on the housing of the body, giving easier and safer control with both hands never leaving the tool during operation.

Holmatro ICU5A30 Cat Cutter

Holmatro Cat Cutters are now used extensively in the auto recyling industry with 350 to 400 of these units in the UK & Ireland. CIS hold EVERY spare at their Northampton head office, so in the event of any problem, you can be up and running again in 24 hours or less. CIS offer full on-site and off-site servicing and training. All staff are Holmatro factory trained in service and technical aspects.


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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