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 recognized by all relevant Government departments and agencies, the Police, Insurers and other industry representative bodies with whom it has close links.
The BVSF is sad to announce the passing of our Honorary Chairman Alan Greenouff
It is with a heavy heart that I must advise all readers that Alan Greenouff, The first Secretary General and subsequent Chairman and ultimately Honorary Chairman of the Federation passed away suddenly in his sleep on the 8th February 2014.
Alan started the Federation in 1998 having been approached by the Vehicle Salvage Industry, having retired from the Insurance industry as Motor, Liability and Accident Manager of the Association of British Insurers in 1993.
In 1999 he succeeded Lord Montague as Chairman of the Federation subsequently retiring from active work in the Federation in April 2010, however Alan retained the title of Honorary Chairman and was always very willing to assist at the AGM in this capacity.
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The BVSF is supporting CARS Expo show and the Awards for Excellence
For information on the CARS Expo show click this link and for information on the Awards follow this link
Behind the Scenes your BVSF has been working hard for the members, recent notable work.
We have contributed to the recovery vehicle document and were the only non recovery delegates to do so.
We have prevented the Home Office from applying a cash ban on the purchase of Non ELV vehicles.
We have supplied relevant information/advice leading up to the inception of the Cash for Scrap ban and were the first to do so.
We have reduced waiting times for VIC tests in various parts of the country and are still battling for an answer on the VIC scheme. Click here for more detail ............
BVSF members make a major contribution to the community through the reuse of salvage vehicles and through the recycling of materials and components recovered from seriously damaged vehicles. Many damaged vehicles are suitable for repair and reuse. Those which are more seriously damaged are disposed of by BVSF members in accordance with the End-of-Life Vehicles legal requirements for the recycling of component materials.
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