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.
Silverlake Automotive Recycling sends recycled vehicle first aid kits to Ukraine
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Copart Supports Ben Automotive Charity Christmas Appeal 2023
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Silverlake Scoop 3 a trio of industry awards at the ATF Professional Vehicle Recycling Awards!
ATF Professional announce this years Outstanding Individual winner!
Copart becomes IMI accredited EV training provider
Global leader in vehicle remarketing and recycling, Copart UK, has announced their newly acquired status as an IMI approved accreditation centre, which will enable them to deliver essential IMI TechSafe electric and hybrid vehicle training across their nationwide Operation Centres.
Jason Cross joins e2e Executive Board as non-compete restrictions lift
Jason Cross, founder of FAB Recycling Ltd and former director of Synetiq, joins the board of e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e], the UK’s only nationwide network of automotive recyclers, as a Non-Executive Director.
The BVSF Annual Conference:
Held at The Woodland Grange, in Leamington Spa The BVSF Annual Conference was not only a success but also informative, beneficial and of course enjoyable for those whom attended. With thanks to ATF Pro for capturing the day as it unfolded. Read their article by following the link below.
CARS & MRE 2023
The CARS & MRE 2023 is coming 24th & 25th May 2023, click on the image below to read the article.
Follow the below link to register for the event
The BVSF AGM & Seminar 2023
BVSF AGM/Convention and evening Dinner which are to be held at the Woodland Grange Hotel Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 6RN.
This year the AGM takes on a similar format to previous events. The AGM/Convention will all take place at the Woodland Grange Hotel with proceedings starting at approximately 10.30am. With the exception of the evening meal, entertainment and any overnight accommodation the event is TOTALLY free of charge to Members, Strategic Partners and their guests. Speakers invited thus far include those from Auto Industry Consulting, Cornerstone Technologies, Environment Agency, Lifesafe Technologies, Car Take Back and Transporter Engineering. This promises to be an excellent and beneficial day and of course, it is YOUR AGM, please make every effort to attend. Strategic Partners have a display area allocated to them as part of their membership package.
The evening meal will follow and during this, the entertainment for the day, Plus the Combellack presentation and of course the Raffle. Overnight accommodation is available and recommended
I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience to ensure space is available. Please note that our allocation of rooms will revert to general sale on March 16th so it is strongly advised to get bookings in early to avoid disappointment. Potentially this could be a special event for me so the more the merrier.
Roger West AQP
Copart Trials FuelActive Sustainability Solution
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Global leader in online vehicle remarketing and recycling, Copart UK, is delighted to announce that they are now officially an accredited Living Wage Employer.
Silverlake have a stand at the 63rd Curdridge Country Show
Copart announces the acquisition of Hills Salvage & Recycling – The Green Parts Specialists.
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The BVSF Summer 2022 e-Mag is now live
e2e joins the MGAA to provide salvage and automotive recycling services to members
Jane Pocock Recognised in Great Women in the British Car Industry Top 100
The full article is here
BVSF 2022 AGM & Seminar
This year saw the return of the BVSF AGM after a 2 year break due to the pandemic. Follow This Link to read more.
CMA launches investigation into recycling of cars and vans
The CMA has launched an investigation into suspected anti-competitive conduct in relation to the recycling of old or written-off vehicles. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has reason to suspect anti-competitive behaviour has taken place involving a number of vehicle manufacturers, and some industry bodies. This conduct relates to arrangements for recycling old or written-off vehicles, specifically cars and vans, which are known in the industry as ‘end-of-life vehicles’ or ELVs.
ELVs are vehicles that are categorised as waste, generally due to age-related failure or accident, and regulation requires these vehicles to be disposed of in a sustainable way. Vehicle manufactures must offer their customers a free service for recycling ELVs, a service manufacturers often outsource to third parties.
The CMA is working closely with the European Commission, which has also launched an investigation into this matter today.
Following a period of investigation and information gathering, the CMA may issue a statement of objections if it comes to the provisional view that competition law has been infringed. At this stage, no assumptions should be made about whether competition law has been broken.
This investigation reflects the CMA’s commitment – outlined in its draft Annual Plan 2022 to 2023 – to prioritise promoting environmental sustainability through effective competitive markets.
Further detail of the CMA’s procedures in competition cases is available in its guidance, and any updates to this investigation will be made via the dedicated web page: Suspected anti-competitive conduct in relation to the recycling of end-of-life vehicles.
Wye Valley Group & Sigeric Ltd - supporting the people affected by the events in Ukraine.
"We all have many challenges ahead including the rising costs of fuel, energy, food and other materials but luckily as a group we are in a position to provide support where it is needed most, and therefore we are immediately donating £50,000 to help support the Ukrainians."
CMA clear IAA's acquisition of Synetiq Ltd.
This is to confirm that IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA), a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, to inform you that IAA today announced that the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has cleared IAA’s acquisition of SYNETIQ Ltd. (“SYNETIQ”), a leading integrated salvage and vehicle dismantling company in the United Kingdom, for £225 million. SYNETIQ is an environmental leader and sells parts from salvage vehicles which re-enter the automotive supply chain. SYNETIQ has 15 locations and approximately 500 employees throughout the UK.
John Kett, Chief Executive Officer and President of IAA, said, “We are thrilled to receive regulatory approval from the CMA and officially welcome the SYNETIQ team to IAA. This transaction will significantly expand IAA’s business and services in the United Kingdom, and we are excited to work together to meet our customers’ growing needs. SYNETIQ’s focus and expertise on green parts will be an excellent addition to our focus on sustainability in the UK and around the world. We look forward to moving forward with the integration process.”
Tom Rumboll, Chief Executive Officer of SYNETIQ, said, “We are proud to join IAA, a leading global digital marketplace with a significant international footprint. As a combined entity, our diversified portfolios and proven management teams will be tremendous assets as we work to make the vehicle salvage industry more sustainable. We are grateful to IAA for this opportunity and are excited about the long-term opportunities of our shared business.” The press release announcing the final regulatory approval may be found at https://www.iaai.com/Press-Releases/iaa-announces-final-uk-regulatory-approval-of-synetiq-acquisition
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.
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