Silverlake Automotive Recycling [Silverlake], one of the UK’s leading automotive recyclers, has invested in six new transporters in order to meet increased customer demand for salvage collections and four new reclaimed parts delivery vans to service the growth in reclaimed parts orders from its bodyshop customers.  The Silverlake fleet, which operates nationally, now stands at 30 transporters, 12 parts delivery vans and includes two large HGV haulage trucks, used to reduce CO2 emissions with bulk deliveries of reclaimed parts to the company’s Midlands based hub.    

Servicing every aspect of the insurance and automotive industry to include salvage, vehicle re-marketing via Salvage Market, e2e’s online auction, and the supply of VRA certified reclaimed parts on a national basis; Silverlake is investing for the future.  The business is scaling to process 50,000 vehicles p.a. at its 30 acre Authorised Treatment Facility in Southampton.  Committed to sustainability and an SBTi target to reduce its carbon emissions by 42% by 2030, the business has also developed bespoke software to intelligently manage its fleet for maximum efficiency and minimum CO2 emissions whilst ensuring it exceeds customer service expectations.   

Steve Diaper, Logistics Manager at Silverlake comments: “Expanding the fleet gives us greater transport capacity to support our e2e insurer clients, meet increasing recovery needs and to onboard new customers smoothly.  The new recovery vehicles are top of the range Mercedes Atego Euro 6 Transporters designed for performance, reliability and driver safety which makes them an ideal addition to our professional fleet.  Demand for our reclaimed parts has grown by 200% over the last 12 months.  Our bulk delivery HGV haulage trucks combined with the additional delivery vans will help to ensure we continue to meet our nationwide 48-hour turnaround on in stock orders and manage our CO2 emissions.  Confidence in our services is at an all-time high and we are equipping the business and our people to continue to deliver the market leading customer experience we are known for.”