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CARS just gets bigger and better

More space at CARS
Due to demand, the show has opened up more space for stands and demonstrations.
The organisers of CARS, the Complete Auto Recycling and Secondary Metals Show tell us the show is getting bigger as demand from exhibitors is exceeding the space they had allocated. This is great news for us as it means we have even more to look at - take a look at the companies involved on the CARS website. Whether you’re involved with the collection and recovery market, salvage or spares, or process the secondary metals that come from elv’s, then you've got to agree, there has never been an event like this for the industry!


Not only can we see all aspects of our industry in one place, this is also a great opportunity to meet up with new and existing customers and suppliers in a dedicated environment which should mean more business (and hopefully profit) for us all.

The expansion of the show means that there will be opportunities for you to make contacts in perhaps areas of business that you hadn’t previously considered. That may mean new process plant that can add value, perhaps the opportunity to buy or sell parcels of materials you hadn’t considered before, or simply see new ways to enhance what you do already. One thing is for sure, you won’t get a better opportunity to find new ways to improve your business than CARS!

Book now for early bird discount

On-line registration is now open but get in quick as there’s an early bird discount for all bookings received before the end of March, with big discounts for bookings of two or more to make it affordable to bring key employees, friends and family. We have negotiated an extension of one week until Friday 6th April for ATf Professional readers so do it now!
Go to CARS and register now

One area where the interest in the show is growing is the secondary metals sector. Many of us are involved with secondary metals but the show is attracting specialists in ferrous and non ferrous metals processing giving us a great opportunity do make new contacts. One key piece of equipment of being demonstrated is the latest Hammel shredder and boy is it impressive- quite something to see!


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