15th Nov 17 Press Release

£ 500K investment in NEW Hybrid and Electric vehicle “Centre of Excellence” for the Motorhog Group

The recently acquired FAB Recycling Ltd; the award winning vehicle dismantler based in Cinderford Gloucestershire is extremely pleased to announce that it will be taking  operational control of parent company Motorhog’s 9 acre 50,000 sq ft Gloucester facility with immediate effect.  This fully licensed vehicle recycling and salvage facility, with an investment of £500k the Gloucester site will be Motorhog’s southern hub for the dismantling and storage of high quality re-claimed vehicles parts servicing insurance, trade, fleet and retail customers. Even more exciting, It will also become the UK’s first “Centre of Excellence” for the dismantling and processing of Hybrid, Electric and alternative fuel Vehicles for the entire Motorhog Group.   

Jason Cross, Managing Director, FAB Recycling Ltd said “This is a great fit for Motorhog and FAB and we will be looking to strengthen the existing Gloucester team utilising the knowledge and skill we have in the field of green re-claimed car and LCV parts. We have always looked to the future and can see that our group’s suppliers and customers are choosing in ever greater numbers alternative fuelled vehicles, specifically Hybrid and Electric and as ever will be working with them to provide the very best facility in the UK to meet our customers’ requirements.  

 

FAB Recycling

About FAB Recycling Ltd

Founded in 1991, FAB Recycling is one of the UK’s largest independent specialist vehicle parts recyclers, operating across FAB Direct, FAB Bundle and the My Green Fleet banners. Based on two sites, one a 2.5-acre fleet specialist facility and an additional new 6.5-acre site in Cinderford Gloucestershire. FAB started life as a specialist BMW dismantler but grew rapidly to redefine the standards within the UK’s vehicle dismantling industry. Growth was overseen by Managing Director, Jason Cross, who joined the business in 1994 and today oversees a team of 36 and stocks in excess of 18,500 tested, cleaned, catalogued parts.  

All of FAB’s recycled bolt-on type body panels and mechanical parts are supplied graded and fully warranted, they also all come with full traceability for added peace of mind. 

FAB makes over 14,300 individual shipments of recycled parts worldwide every year and is the only UK vehicle dismantler to be both ISO 14001 registered and certified carbon neutral.  

About FAB Direct

FAB’s online business deals with hundreds of enquiries every week from the trade and general public looking for high-quality guaranteed recycled parts for cars and LCVs.

About FAB Bundle

An online auction-based marketplace for trade buyers and sellers to purchase quality recycled parts in bundles. “The must go auction site for Trade parts buyers and sellers.”

About My Green Fleet (MGF)

Aimed at public and private sector fleet managers, MGF creates a pool of written-off vehicles that are purchased under contract. Non-safety related parts are removed from these vehicles, graded, stored, and then sold back to the donor fleets as and when required. MGF reduces repair costs and down time, improves vehicle retention and is a secure environmentally-friendly disposal route for damaged end of life vehicles.

About Motorhog Limited

Motorhog Limited is the largest combined Motor Vehicle Salvage disposal and recycling company in the UK. The company specialises in the compliant disposal of accident damaged vehicles on behalf of Motor Insurance Companies and other similar clients in the Vehicle and Motor claim Industry. Vehicles not suitable for resale are dismantled and recycled in accordance with the ABI guidelines for the disposal of Motor vehicle salvage.

The company was originally founded in 1939 by the Grandfather of the current Directors Richard and David Martin and has a proven track record of steady growth through generations giving business stability and controlled scalability. After operating and growing successfully for over 78 years the business now has a multimillion pound turnover with re-investment and sustainable growth the main priority. 

Motorhog continually invest in improvements to infrastructure, vehicles, plant and equipment and currently employ over 240 experienced and dedicated personnel.

With 12 main sites across the United Kingdom and a number of smaller satellite sites strategically positioned, Motorhog are able to offer a full United Kingdom vehicle collection service. In 2017 a new site in Scotland has been added to the existing portfolio. 

Motorhog has enjoyed much success as the business continues to grow with new and existing clients using the safe and compliant vehicle disposal and recycling services. During 2017 Motorhog has been successful in securing a number of new clients and were very proud in April to announce securing a new contract with NFU Mutual to dispose of non-agricultural, and Motor Vehicles of all types including Cars and Commercial vehicles.

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FAB Recycling Ltd; the award winning vehicle dismantler based in Cinderford Gloucestershire is extremely pleased to announce that it has been acquired by Motorhog Ltd, the UK’s largest vehicle dismantler. This purchase includes FAB’s successful Mygreenfleet and FAB Bundle brands. Richard Martin, MD of Motorhog will join the board at FAB with immediate effect to strengthen the existing team led by FAB’s MD Jason Cross.

Jason Cross, Managing Director, FAB Recycling Ltd said “This is a very exciting day for FAB, the timing could not be better. The interest and appetite for quality green parts here at FAB and across the UK has never been stronger. To be recognised by Richard at Motorhog, the UK’s largest and well respected vehicle dismantler;  as a company worthy of acquiring is just amazing, FAB’s hard work at delivering top quality graded parts to some of the largest household names in the UK, delivered with exemplary customer service has obviously not gone unnoticed! I look forward to working alongside Richard and his team to develop an exceptional customer focussed offering that will deliver on scale, expertise and passion in the green parts arena here in the UK.  By focussing on each other’s strengths we will be able to deliver a formidable UK parts and salvage proposition.   

Richard Martin, Managing Director, Motorhog said: ……”  We have recognised the hard work and achievements by Fab recycling Ltd and its Directors which we have very much respected and appreciated. Such is the quality and good business ethics of this company we felt that the opportunities this presents would be a perfect fit within our own business. The timing of this acquisition is perfect as Fab Recycling Ltd specialises in some diverse recycling business, particularly with some of its specific Manufacturer and core branded schemes aimed towards the Self Insured and general Fleet Vehicle market. These are very exciting times as we continue our successful growth, the combined strengths, knowledge and experience of both companies will reinforce our market position further as the largest combined Motor Vehicle Salvage disposal and recycling company in the UK. 

 

About FAB Recycling Ltd

Founded in 1991, FAB Recycling is one of the UK’s largest independent specialist vehicle parts recyclers, operating across FAB Direct, FAB Bundle and the My Green Fleet banners. Based on two sites, one a 2.5-acre fleet specialist facility and an additional new 6.5-acre site in Cinderford Gloucestershire. FAB started life as a specialist BMW dismantler but grew rapidly to redefine the standards within the UK’s vehicle dismantling industry. Growth was overseen by Managing Director, Jason Cross, who joined the business in 1994 and today oversees a team of 36 and stocks in excess of 18,500 tested, cleaned, catalogued parts. All of FAB’s recycled bolt-on type body panels and mechanical parts are supplied graded and fully warranted, they also all come with full traceability for added peace of mind. FAB makes over 14,300 individual shipments of recycled parts worldwide every year and is the only UK vehicle dismantler to be both ISO 14001 registered and certified carbon neutral.  

About FAB Direct

FAB’s online business deals with hundreds of enquiries every week from the trade and general public looking for high-quality guaranteed recycled parts for cars and LCVs.

About FAB Bundle

An online auction-based marketplace for trade buyers and sellers to purchase quality recycled parts in bundles. “The must go auction site for Trade parts buyers and sellers.”

About My Green Fleet (MGF)

Aimed at public and private sector fleet managers, MGF creates a pool of written-off vehicles that are purchased under contract. Non-safety related parts are removed from these vehicles, graded, stored, and then sold back to the donor fleets as and when required. MGF reduces repair costs and down time, improves vehicle retention and is a secure environmentally-friendly disposal route for damaged end of life vehicles.

About Motorhog Limited

Motorhog Limited is the largest combined Motor Vehicle Salvage disposal and recycling company in the UK. The company specialises in the compliant disposal of accident damaged vehicles on behalf of Motor Insurance Companies and other similar clients in the Vehicle and Motor claim Industry. Vehicles not suitable for resale are dismantled and recycled in accordance with the ABI guidelines for the disposal of Motor vehicle salvage. The company was originally founded in 1939 by the Grandfather of the current Directors Richard and David Martin and has a proven track record of steady growth through generations giving business stability and controlled scalability. After operating and growing successfully for over 78 years the business now has a multimillion pound turnover with re-investment and sustainable growth the main priority. Motorhog continually invest in improvements to infrastructure, vehicles, plant and equipment and currently employ over 240 experienced and dedicated personnel. With 12 main sites across the United Kingdom and a number of smaller satellite sites strategically positioned, Motorhog are able to offer a full United Kingdom vehicle collection service. In 2017 a new site in Scotland has been added to the existing portfolio. 

Motorhog has enjoyed much success as the business continues to grow with new and existing clients using the safe and compliant vehicle disposal and recycling services. During 2017 Motorhog has been successful in securing a number of new clients and were very proud in April to announce securing a new contract with NFU Mutual to dispose of non-agricultural, and Motor Vehicles of all types including Cars and Commercial vehicles.

 

The acquisition of Fab recycling Limited is a perfect fit for the Motorhog business which will enhance and strengthen the current portfolio business further.

 

 

Andy Latham, chair of the ARA Technical Advisory Committee, recently presented at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress on ‘The Safe Handling of High Voltage Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Components within the Global Vehicle Recycling Industry.”  The presentation was based on a paper written by the Technical Advisory Committee.

Sales of electric and hybrid vehicles continue to grow across the world and as these vehicles reach the end of their lives they will be processed by the global automotive recycling industry and the complex high voltage components will be reused, recycled or re-purposed.

The Committee’s paper that Mr. Latham presented to the SAE explored the best working practices for businesses that are handling these vehicles – working practices that keep employees safe, minimize environmental risk, minimize fire risk and helps all professional automotive recyclers receive the best possible value for the components from these vehicles.

His presentation highlighted some of the many issues faced daily by professional automotive recyclers as they try to understand the complex nature of electric and hybrid vehicles, and how to minimize risks associated with the high voltage batteries and complex components.

The paper and presentation raised the profile of the ARA within the Society of Automotive Engineers and showed how professional automotive recyclers are striving to improve their knowledge and understanding of the vehicles they work on and keep their employees and businesses safe.

Mr. Latham finished by saying that “across the world vehicle recyclers are struggling to gain access to safety advice on the handling and dismantling of electric and hybrid vehicles, and this is putting individuals and businesses at risk, risk of serious injury or fatality, risk of fire and pollution. Vehicle manufacturers and importers must make safety information freely, and easily available to all parties that have reason to require this information; this includes vehicle technicians, recovery agents, first responders, recyclers, vehicle storage operations and insurance damage assessors, and vehicle recyclers must commit to training their technicians to appropriate standards. With the support of all local, national and regional vehicle salvage associations, the vehicle repair and the vehicle manufacturing industry all potential risks can be minimized.”

You can purchase a copy of the paper from the SAE website at: http://papers.sae.org/2017-01-1275/

 

 

 

Online vehicle remarketing company Copart UK have expanded their fleet with an investment in 30 new

DAF based specialist salvage transporters. These new 8-car transporters will fortify Copart UK’s

industry leading vehicle collection service as the business continues to grow.

The DAF CF chassis are being converted to Copart standards by specialist transporter builders Belle

Trailers and Hunwicks Engineering. Four of the new vehicles were delivered in August 2017 and are

already fully operational. All 30 vehicles are scheduled to be delivered and operational by the end of

November 2017, in readiness for the busier winter period.

Drivers using the new vehicles are already enjoying the benefits of the latest engines and driver aids

such as lane departure warning and emergency braking. These features make the vehicles more

efficient and safer to operate and the new 8-car body means they’re also more productive in operation.

Operations Director, Simon Sheldon-Wilson, said: “This is a significant addition to our fleet which is

already the largest of its kind in the UK. Our investment helps us to continue to deliver industry leading

collection times in response to ever-growing demand from insurance and automotive customers. Speed

of collection means costs are managed and vehicles can be prepared and presented for sale more

quickly.”

 

To learn more about Copart UK please visit www.copart.co.uk

 

For more information, please call Karen Langley on 01234 762267 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Copart UK was established in 2007 and sells more than 300,000 vehicles each year through online

auctions for a variety of customers including finance companies, banks, dealers, fleets, rental car

companies and the insurance industry; as well as franchised, independent and wholesale motor traders.

Members can choose salvage and non-salvage vehicles including agricultural and plant, HGVs,

commercial vehicles, motorcycles and more; with thousands of vehicles available to bid on each day.

Copart was founded in the USA in 1982; and has 15 facilities across Great Britain, an operation in

Northern Ireland and locations throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

In 2015, Copart was ranked at the top of Deloitte’s “The Exceptional 100” list of companies.

Green Car have new starters covered for F Gas.

 

It can be a bit of a headache ensuring that your new starters are covered under current Air conditioning (F Gas regulations), particularly if you have already invested in training for existing employees.

You want to ensure that the starter is right for your business, before further investment.

Don’t worry, Green Car Depollution have it covered.

Just let us know the name and details of your new starter and ensure he/she is working under the supervision of your existing City and Guilds trained employee. 

We will book the starter on a future date on our approved course to suit you and in the meantime your new starter has immediate cover without costing you a penny.

 

Green Car Depollution arrange ON SITE training.

If you are new to the F Gas regulations and training requirements, please read on. Here are a few Questions and Answers to some of the common questions we are asked.

 

Q. Why do we need specific training?

A. If your employees are removing and handling refrigerant gas as part of the depollution process they need to be qualified by attending and passing an approved course.

 

Q. What is an approved qualification? 

A. In the UK the qualification legally falls under the Mobile Air Conditioning Services of the F Gas Training regulations. The two legal UK qualifications are either.

 

1.1) The City and Guilds Level 3 Refrigerant Handling for mobile Air Conditioning Systems 7543-01-001 or

2.An IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Relevant Refrigerant Handling Certificate.

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/qualifications-required-to-work-on-equipment-containing-f-gas 

 

Q. How do we gain the qualification?

A. The Qualification in the UK must be provided by a qualified trainer (either City and Guilds or IMI) 

 

Q. We have heard that it is not legal to gain the qualification on our site is that true?

A. No that is not true. The City and Guilds course has a practical element which is based around your equipment and your site. As long as you can designate a quiet and clean environment for the duration of the theory training and examination which meet our examiners approval, it is perfectly legal for it to be undertaken at your site.

 

Q. Will you give us our certificates straight away?

A. No, but if you have attended and been passed by the examiner, then you are compliant.

City and Guilds are global leaders in training. Your Qualified examiner comes from an approved centre has his own Quality monitor from City and Guilds who has approved the onsite training. Your Certification will come directly from City and Guilds. In that way you can rest assured that your qualification has been approved by City and Guilds themselves.

 

Q. How can I help my employees who are worried about being able to pass the Study and Theory side of the exam?

A. Don’t worry. You can discuss any concerns well before the trainer/examiner arrives. That way he will ensure that workers with for example English as a second language or with certain needs, are catered for. The theory training is one to one, with total support throughout. 

The City and Guilds course is built around the principles of individual needs. There are no frightening computer assessments involved. Theory is based around one to one assessment with a friendly and professional examiner.

 

 

Q. Which is best City and Guilds certification or IMI certification?

 

A. Both are Qualifications are compliant and legal and its entirely your choice. We chose City and Guilds because we wanted to offer on Site Training. (IMI tends to be offered only at approved centres and involves computer assessments and training on equipment that may differ from your own)

We offer Site training which avoids expensive travel arrangements and down time. Our experience is that the theoretical and practical knowledge is easier to learn and more relevant when on your own site and at a time to suit you.

 

Q. We have no equipment yet to remove refrigerant can we still book training?

A. Yes so long as the equipment is in place when we train. In fact, if Green Car supply your recovery equipment we will arrange for training and examination of one staff member absolutely free of charge.

 

Q. When will the certificate expire.

A. It doesn’t. Candidates will receive their certificate and with current legislation this will be a licence for life.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Green Car Depollution.

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01684 298084

 

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