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Silverlake’s Tom Harvey joins VRA Management Committee f

Silverlake’s Tom Harvey joins VRA Management Committee

Tom Harvey, Organisation Development Manager at Silverlake Automotive Recycling [Silverlake] has joined the VRA Management Committee.  The VRA is the leading trade body for UK vehicle recycling professionals.  Management Committee members have responsibility for directing the activity of the organisation, ensuring it is well run and delivering the outcomes for which it has been set up.

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Tackling Metal Theft: A Collaborative Approach

Robin Edwards, owner of ONIS Consulting and consultant to Industry and Law Enforcement Agencies, discusses the impact of metal theft on the UK economy, highlighting the progress of the National Infrastructure Crime Reduction Partnership; he emphasises the need for collaborative efforts and strategic enforcement to combat this pervasive issue.

Combilift Renews Three-Year Sponsorship of Monaghan Ladies Gaelic Football Team f

Combilift Renews Three-Year Sponsorship of Monaghan Ladies Gaelic Football Team

Combilift, the world’s leading manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts and straddle carriers, is proud to announce the renewal of its sponsorship with the Monaghan Ladies Gaelic Football Team for another three years. This extension underscores Combilift’s commitment to supporting local sports and fostering community spirit.

April 2024 Scrap Car Prices: Latest Insights from CarTakeBack sml

April 2024 Scrap Car Prices: Latest Insights from CarTakeBack

In April 2024, the average price offered for a scrap car in the UK fell by 8%, bringing the average value down to £245. This significant reduction marks the greatest decline in scrap car prices over the past 12 months. The drop is largely attributed to a decrease in demand for scrap metal, particularly from UK steel mills, as noted by Fastmarkets. The scrap metal industry, which serves various sectors, including electronics, automotive, and construction, is susceptible to fluctuations within these industries. Consequently, changes in these sectors can significantly impact the value of scrap cars.

Derby Scrapyard Albert Looms to Close After 104 Years f

Derby Scrapyard Albert Looms to Close After 104 Years

Albert Looms, a Derby scrapyard with over a century of history, is set to close down. Located on Megaloughton Lane in Spondon, near the A52, the company announced this week that after 104 years, “it was time to call it a day.”

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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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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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