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CARS - when’s the next event?

CARS2012 (the Complete Auto Recycling Show) was a great show for the industry and plans are in the making to ensure CARS2014 is even better.
We have received a lot of enquiries about CARS (the Complete Auto Recycling Show) and when the next event is planned for, so here’s an update.

The next show will be CARS 2014, planned for June that year so there isn’t a show this year. The reason behind that is partly that the organisers felt that not enough happens in 12 months to make the show an essential every year but also, as those involved have ‘real jobs’ as well, to run it this year would have been a tough call.

The venue has not yet been finalised but the organisers are currently in talks with a variety of locations so news should be available by the Spring. The organiser are also aware of the need to develop CARS and are holding talks with potential partners who can bring added benefits to the show.

So what’s planned for 2014. In a nutshell - bigger and better. That’s a tall order as CARS 2012 was such a great success but comments and discussions with both exhibitors and visitors did highlight key areas for the future. Better planning and targeting of seminars. Too many seminars meant visitors couldn’t benefit in full and the organisers are looking at fewer, more effective programmes. If you have any views, you can email us here and they will be passed on.

Live demonstrations played a major part of CARS 2012 and it is planned to bring in even greater opportunities for equipment suppliers to demonstrate their products. Visitors expressed that they would like even more in the way of exhibitors that are related to auto recycling, particularly companies who buy or take our products. So that means you should see much more of the material processors at the next show - ferrous and non-ferrous merchants, plastics, glass, oils. Then there is the parts sector - the insurance companies, trade users of green parts, the technology companies that link us to new markets. The thinking behind this is to pull together all those companies that the dismantler deals with. This will be a great opportunity to make new contacts and find new outlets for your products, whether that’s parts, salvage or materials.

So that’s the plan for CARS 2014. As we mentioned earlier, we can’t give any final arrangements yet but by the Spring we should know specifics. In the meantime, if you didn't attend last year and want to know more, the 2012 website is still available to view here. There's also loads of photos if you click on the scroling banner. if you have any thoughts or comments that may be useful for the organisers, send us an email and we shall pass them on.

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