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New facility for Copart vehicle auction

Copart, Inc. a global online vehicle auction company has begun auctioning vehicles from its new facility located at Am alten Flughafen 1, 35394 Gießen, Hessen, near Frankfurt, the largest financial center in continental Europe. This is Copart’s sixth location in Germany.

“We are thrilled to offer an unmatched experience for our buyers in and around Germany through the best salvage vehicle auction platform in the world,” said Alain Van Munster, Managing Director, Copart Germany. “Our global online auction tool provides a seamless experience for buyers and insurance companies.”

The new location began its vehicle auctions on 16th November. Eligible buyers can join auctions and bid on inventory on or through the Copart Mobile App for iOS and Android devices.

“Opening four new locations for business within three weeks is a remarkable accomplishment,” said Nigel Paget, Chief Executive Officer – Europe & the Middle East. “Our investment in technology, facilities, people, and processes speaks volumes about Copart’s commitment to the German market.”

Eligible domestic and international buyers can bid on inventory on, a website that is currently available in four languages: German, English, Polish and Spanish. Bids may also be placed through the Copart Mobile App for iOS and Android devices.

“I am proud of the Copart team for helping expand our network of locations quickly in Germany, creating multiple opportunities in the vehicle auction industry in Europe and beyond,” said Copart Chief Executive Officer Jay Adair.

To learn more about Copart Germany, visit 


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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.