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If you're involved in end of life vehicle depollution then this site is for you. Whether you are an ATF just involved with depollution or a vehicle dismantler who sells used parts and salvage, then our aim is to keep you up to date with changes affecting your industry.


There was a time when we simply got on with the job and the rest of the world left us alone but times have changed. Now we are an integral part of the waste industry (although it's always been hard to understand) and we have to keep abreast of all the changes affecting our businesses.

To make finding what you want easy, the most recent articles are listed in the right hand column and below you will find links to our past emails.



Editor Chris Floate
ATF Professional's editor, Chris Floate.
ATF Professional's editor, is Chris Floate. Chris has been involved with writing and editing magazines which cover our industry since the mid 1980's. Having a background prior to this in technical writing, Chris took on the editorship of Recycling World in 1987. The title was aimed at those individuals and businesses involved in recycling. At the time this was mainly scrap metal and vehicle dismantling. During his 14 years, the recycling industry developed from what was very much a financially driven market to the environmentally driven market it is today.

Recycling world was at the forefront of this fast changing and developing market, giving in depth analysis and direction to the growing need for environmental awareness. Whilst still editor of Recycling World, in 1998 Chris took on the editorship of The Landscaper, the leading magazine for the landscape trades.

Over the last 15 years, Chris has also edited the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers' Association and as such has experienced the many changes to our industry first hand. In ATF Professional he shares that wealth of knowledge with the whole industry.


Latest stories

Countdown to CARS2016
It’s only a fortnight away and atfPro editor, Chris Floate tells us what he’s looking forward to at this year’s show.
Need vehicle data - tried these?
Do you struggle with part numbers. Let’s face it, part numbers can vary extensively, even on an individual model, so having access to accurate vehicle data is essential these days.
Electric car market is growing fast
It’s easy to disregard electric and hybrid vehicles as the volumes aren’t really there yet, but that is changing and you really want to be ready for it.
Do all your staff understand the commercial objectives?
One of the things I have noticed about dismantling businesses is that there are often staff who have “made their way up through the ranks”. This is generally a good thing and these reliable and company orientated men and women are an asset to the business.
Are you making the best of exports?
Exports are a serious part of business these days and Autosalvage Ltd or “F-Avto”, which is its brand name in Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan, offer some services which may be of benefit to readers.
FAB scoops Best Service Supplier Award
Green OE vehicle parts supplier FAB Recycling have received the Best Service Supplier Stand Award at this year’s National Association of Police Fleet Managers´ (NAPFM) Conference.
Information is power!
So someone once said and it’s not hard to understand the thinking behind it. The same thinking goes into planning conference programmes and CARS2016 is no exception. The show has many aspects but the conference sessions are where you can really glean information. Here we take a quick look at what’s on offer.
New member of the board at FAB
As part of the company’s growth plans within the emerging green parts market, FAB Recycling Ltd has added Tim McCarthy to its Board of Directors.