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Expansion at DLH

DLH AUTORECYCLERS LTD company directors Dave and Jo Horsnell have expanded their vehicle salvage and parts business which began in Happisburgh, Norfolk in 1994. 

After moving from Happisburgh to a new purpose built site in North Walsham, Norfolk in 2013, the extra business created meant the then new site was soon outgrown so it was necessary for two sites to be acquired, one either side of the North Walsham site and because of the convenient location, it has enabled DLH to quickly get up and running with new business expansion.

Dave Horsnell stated, “This is a great acquisition of land to expand our existing facility here at North Walsham, our original move in 2013 gave us better roads to receive more customers and enabled us to deal with companies with multi-car transporters and to expand our own vehicle collection capacity. The main key to the success is logistics without a doubt.” He continued, “The two new sites are a big asset as one is fully bunded which will enable us to move forward and expand on the scrap side of the business, the other site has a purpose built commercial workshop for the maintenance of our salvage collection trucks, along with new racking for parts storage. The building also has space for separate recycling and development of electric and hybrid vehicles, which is a new development within the company and I believe it’s a first in Norfolk.”

“The new sites already have the benefit of the transfer of our existing waste permit which was an easy task thanks to the help of the environment agency permitting team.”

DLH moved its garage services complete with a MOT test centre and Vehicle Recovery service called DLH Autocentre to Stalham in 2002.

The company has grown considerably since setting up back in 1994, and has continued to seek direct salvage contracts with major insurance companies for its salvage and recycled parts sales to local/private trade customers and via internet sales. DLH also currently holds an online vehicle salvage auction every Friday. New equipment is a major factor for expansion too, with the recent purchase of a new additional car bailer, an additional six car transporter, a 25 tonne Sennebogen scrap material handler and we also have two 50 tonne weigh bridges on site.

It’s great to read about the success of ATFs and how it all began for them and always even better to do site visits! We hope to take a trip to Norfolk in the near future once DLH are nicely settled in to see what further developments have been made. 

You can contact DLH AUTORECYCLERS LTD on 01692 400900 or visit their website at

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