Welcome to the BVSF
Welcome to the website of the British Vehicle Salvage Federation which is the representative body of the vehicle salvage industry in the United Kingdom.The members of the BVSF meet all statutory requirements and work to high standards laid down by the Federation which include adherence to the market wide vehicle salvage Code of Practice. The BVSF is recognised by all relevant Government departments and agencies, the Police, Insurers and other industry representative bodies with whom it has close links.
Copart announces expansion to their Bristol Operation Centre to create a 'Super Centre'
Follow the link below to find out how they are expanding Bristol by another 23 acres taking it to 63 acres!
South Wales Police Saving ££££ by using My Green Fleet
Read the full story here
90% of buildings are incorrectly insured, are yours?
Read the following article from CCRS relating to insurance cover often not being suitable...
Follow this link to read the latest news release referencing the expansion of the Doncaster.
Ban on Petrol & Diesel Cars?
Click here to read comments from Copart re the government announcement on banning sales of petrol and diesel vehicles in the UK from 2030.
Copart Announces New Customer Excellence Centre
Based in Bedford, the centre will support ongoing business growth and development plans, read the full article here...
Tyre Recovery Association Limited
Waste Tyre Collection –
FOI response reveals true scale of operator non-compliance
A Freedom of Information request* has starkly exposed levels of non-compliance by many operators claiming ‘T8 exemptions’ for their businesses.
In 2019 inspections of almost sixty sites carried out by the Environment Agency across England revealed more than one third to be legally non-compliant. Further action in the EA, conducted in the first 8 months of 2020, showed the situation to have further worsened with almost 50% of sites visited failing to meet legal requirements.
‘This confirms all our worst fears,’ said Peter Taylor, TRA Secretary General, ‘T8 exemptions were intended to offer a ‘light’ touch regulating regime under which small businesses could operate but instead it has been very widely abused as we have long argued. In very many cases this approach allowed irresponsible players to flout the Law yet enjoy levels of overhead and compliance well below those of fully permitted businesses. We are pleased that government now intends to end this gateway to poor practice.’
The Tyre Recovery Association urges all those disposing of end-of-life tyres and especially vehicle dismantlers and tyre retailers to carefully scrutinise the compliance status of those to whom they pass on their waste, their own legal Duty of Care demands it. Our industry’s own Responsible Recycler Scheme provides just that assurance of best practice. RRS members are audited and re-certificated annually and endeavour always to maintain high standards of service and compliance.
Copart UK to open North East Contact Centre
Click here to read the full Press Release.
BVSF October 2020 e-Mag
The e-Mag is now live, follow this link to read the latest edition.
Copart UK embarks on ambitious growth programme
New Grading System From Copart
Synetiq Secure Contract with Stocalfe Response
Follow this link to read more...
RRRA Presents a Lights Recovery Course in Glasgow
Follow the link below to read the details of the course.
SYNETIQ invests in a new Sennebogen 830E Scrap Handler
Click on the image to read the full write up...
Copart Receive Their Third ISO Accreditation This Year!
Copart have been awarded ISO 31000 Risk Management Standard - read the full article here...
TRA Learn of proposed Europe-wide ban on rubber infill.
Follow the image below to read more.
Synetiq make moves to create flagship site in Gloucester
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Synetiq invests in new 11-acre site in Glasgow.
Below is an aerial image of the new site, follow the link below to read more.
Copart accredited ISO 9001 Quality Management System Standard
Keeping business CSR on the agenda amidst Covid-19
Copart invests in engineers of the future...
90% of their 76 strong engineering force are now fully qualified or working towards AQP standard, ATA VDA or IMI NVG VDA 3/4 qualifications.
Read more by clicking on the image!
TRA: Fears grow that Covid will lead to 'dead-end' stockpiling
Follow the link below to read the full article from the Tyre recovery Association Ltd
Copart awarded ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management Standard
Follow the link the read the full article.
Synetiq Supplies Team Brit with their next racing car...
Read the full article here, with more info on the Team, and the vehicle.
Copart invest in new JCB Loaders
Copart continues to develop service capabilities with investment into new JCB loaders, read the full story here.
New Central London Site for Synetiq
Synetiq opens a site in Charlton, London to better support key workers through the current Covid-19 Pandemic and beyond. Follow the link below to read more.
SYNETIQ and AGL partner up to drive green parts supply
Activate Group Ltd (AGL) is partnering with leading provider of vehicle salvage services, SYNETIQ Ltd, to build an even stronger supply chain and increase their combined ability to support key workers during the coronavirus outbreak.
NFU Mutual Extends Contract with Synetiq for 2 years.
Read more here
Synetiq uses 'The Cloud' to protect itself and Clients
Synetiq have adopted the use of The Cloud to protect itself and its clients from software failure. Read the full story below.
TRA (Tyre Recovery Association Limited) Association warns Local Authorities of likely spike in illegal tyre disposal
Click here to read more.
Synetiq opens a new site in Aldershot, and installs new racking at the Doncaster site - read more here.
Customer saves 79% with the help of Synetiq - click here to read the article.
Scrap Dealer Fined 000's for running illegal yard
Read the article here
Synetiq, working hard to keep the Police and other key services moving
Read the article here.
CCRS Offers some advice on Coronavirus
Click here to read the article.
Follow the links below for advice for Business relating to Covid-19 and information on the suspension of Heavy vehicle testing.
Business Advice from the Government - click here
Heavy Vehicle Testing - click here
SYNETIQ announce as the lead sponsor of TAS Racing, BMW Motorrad UK’s official British Superbike Team
Coronavirus & Vehicle Collection
Click here to read an article ref the Coronavirus and vehicle collection/recovery
Copart Press Release - Specialist Teams ready to tackle Coronavirus Business Disruption
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service practice emergency training with SYNETIQ
Click Here to read the full article
BVSF CONVENTION POSTPONED
It is with deep regret that I must advise that the Federations AGM/Convention on the 23rd April has been postponed until October 29th.
The reason behind this difficult decision is of course the Coronavirus. Over the last few days the statistics have shown a considerable rise in cases and of course these numbers are the ones we know about so the potential for the actual figures to be higher is great.
The original date fell immediately after the Easter break when many thousands of people go on holiday for the first time in the year and in the current conditions the risk of more cases being brought back into our country was just to great to ignore.
It would only have taken one person and not necessarily from within the BVSF to be a carrier at the Hotel and the potential for business interruption let alone illness (or worse) due to enforced quarantine was considerable.
I will be trying to retain the same speakers for the new date and will advise in due course.
The Hotel have confirmed that all bookings for April 23rd can be transferred to October 29th if this is acceptable to those that have booked.
I must apologise for the disappointment but the health and safety of the Federation Members, their Strategic Partners, guests and speakers must come first.
Neither the Management Committee nor I could ever forgive ourselves if we caused illness or financial problem within a company when effectively we could have avoided it.
Copart Recover Record Number of Vehicles in 1 Day Following UK Floods
Copart release app to speed up the total loss process for insurers.
Follow this link to read the article.
Synetiq choose Gala Technology as Security Partner
If you are a registered vehicle salvage company and you have been in business for at least one year you may apply to join the BVSF. Click on "Application" There are substantial benefits which can be obtained from membership. These include the following:
- Enhanced market status
- Increased contract prospects
- BVSF Special Insurance Facility (which could save you your membership fee)
- Fuel Card Facility (which could save you your membership fee)
- Special terms for the transportation of salvaged vehicle parts
- Recognition by leading authorities
- Free supply of BVSF salvage industry magazine.
- Monthly electronic newsletter
You could enhance your status in the market by joining the BVSF. You would increase your prospects to obtain contracts from Insurers, local Authorities, Police and other sources of salvage vehicles. You would also receive an ongoing service of information of developments which might affect your business. You would have access to preferential parts distribution terms exclusive to BVSF members. There is also a specially negotiated Insurance Facility with excellent cover and attractive terms. All members receive a regular Update Newsletter and free copies of the exclusive BVSF Vehicle Salvage Professional quarterly magazine keeping you up to date on everything you need to know about vehicle salvage developments