An example of how the auto recycling industry can support the communities they are a part of and contribute to the sustainability goals is given by an auto recycling company in the Southeast of France – GPA.
Philippe Giaro, Senior Research Officer, Mineral, Materials & Environmental Engineering at the University of Liège, provides Auto Recycling World with a summary of the recent seminar on platinum group metals (PGM) and automotive catalytic converters (ACC) with focus on the European EIT RawMaterials Upscaling project ‘CEBRA’.
Create an area that is well lit and install some racking to stage your cores – Paul (‘Recall Guy’) at Rebuilders Automotive Supply (RAS), based in the US, tells us why auto recycling operations must have a care when packing core parts.
Lein Tange, Sustainability Director at ICL headoffice based in Israel, talks to Auto Recycling World about plastics recycling processes, and where plastics in auto recycling is headed.
Prabhat Khare, a senior auto industry veteran and an engineering and energy consultant, safety auditor, and trainer from India, shares his views with Auto Recycling World on the present scenario of vehicle recycling in India and the potential challenges associated with its growth in developing countries.
Auto Recycling World speaks to Mike Glunk aka ‘Mike Hammer’, of Sales Development at Fenix Parts, a US-based auto recyclers and parts supplier, about his background in the auto recycling industry, how he broke sales records recently for the company, why he came to be known as ‘Hammer’, and what advice he can offer to those who have chosen the sales path.
Manuel Kindelan, General Director of Sigrauto, the Spanish Association for the Environmental Treatment of End-of-Life Vehicles tells Auto Recycling World not only about how collaboration was key to establishing the organisation but how far it has come since its conception 20 years ago.
Dr Dipl.Chem. Beate Kummer provides Auto Recycling World with her expertise on substances of concern in products (SCIP) and what this means for the auto recycler.
Lau Lee Chein, President of the Malaysian Used Vehicle Autoparts Traders Association (MUVATA) talks to Auto Recycling World about the part the organisation plays in the auto recycling industry.
Women working in traditionally male-dominated industries often find it difficult to make their presence known in a room full of male counterparts. Or, as IAA Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications Jeanene O’Brien puts it, women might “neutralize” themselves initially.
Jodok Reinhardt, CEO and founder of Librec, a company that provides technology for “closed-loop” recycling of large lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) from e-mobility, discusses where we are currently and what developments are being made in this sector.
Steve Fletcher, Managing Director of the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) and the Executive Director of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA), discusses how OEM position statements that disapprove of the use of salvage parts don’t take into account the impact this has on the circular economy.
Is getting a used auto part a straightforward process? US-based auto recyclers and parts suppliers, Fenix Parts Inc’s Chief Operating Officer, Paul Delaney, provides Auto Recycling World with his take on how their company goes about sending out parts and how, in his opinion, working as a network with other recyclers in the US offers a better customer experience.
Since Chad Counselman, (now Global Sales and Operations Manager of Auto PARTnered Solutions), sold his auto recycling business two years ago, he has seen many changes in the industry, particularly when it comes to the transition of using new technologies in family-run auto recycling businesses. He provides Auto Recycling World with his insight into tradition vs. technology.
Patrik Ragnarsson and Benedetta Nucci from European Aluminium based in Belgium, discuss how in the future, with more EVs coming on to the roads, more aluminium will be required for components, therefore, the recycling process to extract this metal from end-of-life EVs will need to be adapted to keep up with demand.
Artemis Hatzi-Hull, who is synonymous with the ELV directive, has recently announced her retirement. We caught up with her to reflect on her involvement with the directive, discuss her legacy, and find out her plans for the future.
Andrew Marsh, FIMI, Engineering at Ezi-Methods, based in the UK, discusses how there is more to the ‘right to repair’ than meets the eye.
NUMFOR Solange Ayuni, a Ph.D. student in Environmental and Energy Economics at Tohoku University, Japan, and Geoffrey Barongo OMOSA, a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, provided Auto Recycling World with an overview of the situation and challenges regarding end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) recycling in developing countries and what opportunities there are to be made.
Paul D’Adamo, (the ‘Recall Guy’) based in the US, provides a glimpse into how quality control can be applied to boost your core and catalytic converter profitability ahead of his ‘QC Counts’ debut at the upcoming United Recyclers Group (URG) 2021 training conference in August.
What does the role of President of United Catalyst Corporation entail? Auto Recycling World finds out from Becky Berube about how she came to be the incumbent president, and her take on the auto recycling industry.