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DEVELOPING THE UK B2B MARKET FOR GREEN RECYCLED AUTO PARTS

19/07/2019

23rd October 2019 The Belfry Headline sponsors & presenters - THE GREEN PARTS SPECIALISTS Also featuring: ebay Hollander International Synetiq e2e Aviva This event is FREE OF CHARGE to all VRA members, We are also offering out FREE invitation-only attendance to selected non-members. All VRA members should already have received booking forms for the AGM. If you want to attend please respond promptly as spaces are limited.

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VEHICLE LOAD SECURITY ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN WEEK (22 – 26 JULY 2019)

19/07/2019

Load consignors, vehicle operators and drivers of goods vehicles are being reminded of the importance of transporting dangerous goods safely and load security ahead of a national police-led enforcement campaign that starts on 22 July 2019.

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** FOR SALE ** EX-AMAZON WAREHOUSE STILLAGES

18/07/2019

As new condition. Selling in batches of 10: 10x all BLUE: £400+VAT; 10x all ORANGE: £300+VAT; 5x BLUE + 5x ORANGE: £375 To purchase or for more details please contact: Ian Hill, 07778 058035 (mobile), 01695 551962 (ddi) Hills Salvage & Recycling Ltd. Gerrard Place, East Gillibrands, Skelmersdale, Lancs., WN8 9SU

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POLISH INTERNATIONAL VEHICLES RECYCLING CONFERENCE: DOMESTIC AND WORLDWIDE PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

16/07/2019

Cracow, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel September 18th-20th, 2019 - Bochnia, Przeworsk, Rzeszów, Trzebinia. http://konferencja.fors.pl/indexen.html

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TAKATA AIRBAGS & RECALL PROCESS

16/07/2019

Further to our warning last week, please see the enclosed DRAFT guidance from VRA. This is likely to be updated as we learn more. If members have any questions, contact us.

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EXPERIENCED ELV ATF MANAGER SEEKING NEW CHALLENGE

08/07/2019

Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to you because I am interested in continuing my career in either a managerial or operational role within the automotive recycling sector. Through the last 16 years working as a Commercial Manager for one of the UK’s largest automotive recycling companies, I believe I have learnt the skills and experience needed to add value and knowledge to your business. For the last three years I have been responsible for ensuring the continuing operations of the site in the absence of the Managing Director and ensuring its forward growth and continued profitability. Other key responsibilities:

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FOR SALE - SEDA EASY DRAIN SINGLE STATION DEPOLLUTION RIG

05/07/2019

SEDA EASY DRAIN DEPOLLUTION RIG With Wurth 3 Ton single post ramp and drip tray Swing arms for oil and fuel tank drill 4 vacuum pumps for Petrol, Diesel, oil and coolant +brake fluid chamber Can be seen working Will process up to 30 cars per day. £10,000 +VAT Contact Terry Charlton 07836 738 560

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REMINDER - WARNING ABOUT TAKATA AIRBAGS

05/07/2019

Vehicle recyclers are reminded that some Takata airbags remain in the system & have not been taken out of circulation despite the activity of the vehicle manufacturers & the enormous amount of publicity. Some of these airbags will have ended up in vehicle recycling facilities (for example, in the common BMW E36 3-series, circa 1990-2000) The Takata airbag recall has been implicated in at least 22 deaths & hundreds of injuries worldwide and bankrupted the company in 2017. It has been estimated (June 2019) that the Takata airbag recalls involved more than 100 million vehicles work-wide. It is not clear how many vehicles in Europe and the UK are involved (but includes BMW, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda). SRS deployment is part of the legally required ELV depollution procedure. Even so, VRA strongly recommends that all vehicle recyclers have in place a process to check all vehicles being processed (that includes depolluted prior to crushing, being dismantled for spares or sold as salvage) for product recalls, especially Takata airbags. Under no circumstances should a recycler ever attempt to sell or deploy aTakata airbag that is subject to a recall. The VRA has an approved disposal process in place for such airbags – details will follow shortly. You can see how a defective airbag fragments in this video clip on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBjxprHh3QI If you have any questions, contact the VRA

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AIRBAG RECALLS - A WARNING FROM A FELLOW AUTO RECYCLER

05/07/2019

This was forwarded to us earlier this week by one of our international colleagues. It underlines the importance of having a 'recalls process'. We'll be covering this subject again in our next magazine (due September). Bear in mind that it is also illegal in the UK to sell parts that are not fit for purpose, & that recalled parts are by definition, not fit for purpose. We're trying to get further details about the fatality in the USA involving a reused Takata airbag.

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CERTIFICATES OF DESTRUCTION (COD) REVERSALS - A WARNING FROM DVLA

03/07/2019

In recent months we have dealt with a number of cases where members have approached DVLA to reverse CODs, and have encountered resistance. DVLA is becoming increasingly reluctant to reverse CODs, because they have been under pressure with regard to cat B salvage, and other apparent criminal activities (not related to VRA members). DVLA has now made it clear, that there is no legal basis to reverse a COD and that their first response will now be to refuse.....

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