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New faces at atfPro

Haydn Sian
New faces at atfPro - Haydn Davies takes over advertising and marketing and Sian Courtney joins the editorial team.

Here at atfProfessional we have been busy expanding our team so we can bring you even more in the future and keep you all up to date with what’s going on in our industry.

The new faces are Haydn Davies who will focus on building up the advertisng and distribution areas of atfPro and Sian Courtney who joins us on the edittorial team. Both Sian and Haydn have a background in publishing, having previously worked with us when we published Recycling World.

We also recognised a while back that we didn’t have the time to develop the website to take full advantage of the latest technologies. But that too is changing and you will see a new look to atfPro in the near future with much greater emphasis on mobiles and tablets. Afterall, the day of us all using personal computers is now behind us.

So stay tuned, and if you have any stories or topics you would like to see us covering, email Sian here and she’ll be on the case. For those who buy and sell to auto recyclers, then there is no other news service that comes close to atfPro. If you have any new or improved products make sure you let us know and you can make sure your products and services get seen by advertising. email Haydn here to find out more.

June 2017

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.