Draft EU rules could see millions of tyres shipped outside of Europe for dumping or incineration, recyclers warn.
Matthias Hummel, Key Account Manager at KUMAsoft GmbH, based in Germany, tells Auto Recycling World about the creation of ClaimParts software and supplier of high-quality, used auto parts and how the continued use of these parts puts us into a more sustainable future.
Auto Recycling World finds out about the work the Italian Vehicle Recycling Association (ADA) is doing to combat illegal activity in the vehicle recycling sector.
Instead of simply stacking them on the floor, the car recycler Legalny Autozłom now stores end-of-life vehicles in robust cantilever racks from OHRA: The European market leader for cantilever racking offers robust cantilever racking for vehicles and vehicle parts, especially for recycling companies and towing services.
According to the latest figures from the National Salvage Vehicle Reporting Program (NSVRP) in the US, a leading not‐for‐profit law enforcement support organization dedicated to reducing auto theft, in the last six months, catalytic converter (CAT) theft has jumped another 33%, and the overall theft rate is trending to break 600K units for the year.
Susanna Gotsch, Sr. Industry Analyst, CCC Intelligent Solutions, provides a summary regarding supply chain issues of auto parts, the effect this has had on the auto industry, and what this means for suppliers of secondhand auto parts.
The dramatic increase in energy prices poses a substantial challenge to the European recycling industries. Major European recycling companies, including SMEs, have already significantly reduced or entirely suspended production. In these exceptional circumstances, the sector is urging policymakers to enact immediate financial aid to prevent significant long-term damage to European recycling.
Maritime Auto Parts, in Derbert, Nova Scotia, Canada, is celebrating a very special anniversary this year as the company marks 90 years in operation.
India’s JSW Steel plans to set up scrap shredding facilities in India in a joint venture with New Zealand’s metal recycler National Steel Holdings Limited (NSHL).
The Japan Automotive Parts Recyclers Association (JAPRA: President: Yukio Sato) aims to build a mutually connecting system to enable parts information sharing systems for its member recyclers by this year. This will be the first time for the industry connects to almost all major parts of information systems across the country.
Joshua Gwózdz, Marketing Specialist at Truck Parts Inventory (TPI), based in Canada, discusses how introducing heavy EMVs (Electric Motorized Vehicles) into various industries will create an opportunity to alleviate parts shortages that some recyclers have been experiencing.
Auto Recycling World spoke to Jean Baptiste Dubourg, operational director, about his family-run auto recycling operation in France – Dubourg automobiles group. We also asked what challenges the industry face and what preparations they have made for the EV revolution.
BASF and TODA KOGYO CORP. (TODA) announced that they will further expand the production capacity of BASF TODA Battery Materials LLC (BTBM) at the Onoda site in Japan.
BASF will build a commercial-scale battery recycling black mass plant in Schwarzheide, Germany. This investment strengthens BASF’s cathode active materials (CAM) production and recycling hub in Schwarzheide. The site is an ideal location for the build-up of battery recycling activities given the presence of many EV car manufacturers and cell producers in Central Europe. This investment will create about 30 new production jobs, with the startup planned for early 2024.
In the US, eight electric vehicle manufacturers have incorporated an NTSB recommendation on improving their emergency response guides and incorporating vehicle-specific information for fighting high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires in electric vehicles (EVs). Honda, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Proterra, Van Hool, Volkswagen and Volvo have successfully completed the actions asked for in the NTSB recommendation.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has very recently published the most up-to-date results of End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) processing and treatment in Ireland in 2020. For the third year in a row, ELV Environmental Services (ELVES) has met targets of over 85% reuse and recycling, and 95% when including recovery.
B-Parts reinforces its European leadership in e-commerce for used auto parts with the launching of a new online store
Scrapoto India Pvt. Ltd., India’s first-of-its-kind Phygital vehicle recycling company, is the first company in India to provide an online service.
According to ARN’s sustainability report, the number of scrap cars offered to vehicle dismantling companies in 2021(220,926) fell by almost 5000 compared to 2020 (225,804).
Joshua Gwózdz, Social Media Specialist at Truck Parts Solutions, based in the US, discusses the issues with supply chain and what steps can be taken to improve this.