//


Link to atfPro

All the latest news for auto recyclers

Welcome to ATF professional - the site specifically aimed at Authorised Treatment Facilities and those involved with motor vehicle dismantling, vehicle salvage and other operations associated with motor vehicle depollution and recycling. Sign up for our, free monthly newsletter.
Visit from the Environment Agency? Need to apply for an Environmental Permit? Call Paul Downing Associates now for an informal chat - 07790 147084 or click here.

New Vehicle Recycling Network Launched

quality used parts
RECO's network adds to the pressure already building for the acceptance of quality used parts for vehicle repairs.
Reco Auto announced earlier this month that their new Reco Recycling Network, for the supply of original equipment, green parts to automotive repair centres was up an running.


Recent increases in the volume of parts requests, along with new approvals from vehicle insurance, vehicle fleet and motor claims management partners mean that Reco Auto have developed a new Recycling Network where professional, quality vehicle recyclers can supply fully inspected, graded, quality green parts to vehicle repairers across the UK.

As well as being environmentally friendly, the use of quality green parts saves costs for vehicle owners, users and insurers, helps to avoid total loss decisions and contributes to an improvement in cycle times for repairs.

Geoff Wheeler, CEO of Reco Auto said “this is a fantastic opportunity for the UK vehicle recyclers to sell their quality parts into the vehicle repair process; our insurance, fleet and claims management partners are very excited to be working with us, and are looking forward to the many benefits that this initiative will bring to their clients and repairers."

Members of the new Reco Recycling Network will gain access to the Green Parts Marketplace along with access to RecoParts vehicle auction platform, recycler support services, training, networking events and more.

There are three levels of membership; Member, Certified and Gold. Each level reflects the quality of the recycler and Reco tell us that this brings unique benefits to both recycler and repairer.

For more details, or to join the Reco Recycling Network, please contact Reco Auto on 0844 561 0576 or email them here.

October 2015

Latest stories

Who’s buying our salvage vehicles in Europe?
It seems that there are some questions surrounding the purchasing of vehicles by other European countries, in particular Cat B vehicles. One of our readers asked us the following:
Diesel and petrol car sales to be banned from 2040
In recent news and following on from France’s commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road by 2040, Britain has also followed suit by banning the sales of all new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2040. The final plan is due by the end of July.
Palladium cost has increased, hitting a 16 year high
Automakers may have to decrease the use of palladium and seek an alternative due to higher prices of the metal
There is a use for rusty old cars!
This years’ Glastonbury featured ‘Cineramageddon’ – an interesting use of old vehicles.
The pressure’s on for tyres!
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) and National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) warn of rising costs on tyre recycling due to regulatory changes and market conditions, factors that will affect used tyre collectors and re-processors.
Volvo to go electric by 2019
Volvos plan is to launch five electric models between 2019 and 2012 and a number of hybrid models and they aim to sell one million electrified cars by 2025.
We’re not a scrap yard, we’re a vehicle dismantlers
Atf Pro met up with the guys at Skan 4x4 Ltd to take a look at their great setup.
Code of practice flawed, the opinion of the BVSF
One has to be concerned when the insurer’s new Code of Practice (CoP) that received its “soft launch” a week or so back isn’t supported by either the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers’ Association or the British Vehicle Salvage Federation, two of the main owners of the pre-existing code.