SYNETIQ claims recycling rate of 96.3 percent on each end-of-life vehicle processed
SYNETIQ has increased its vehicle recycling capabilities as it continues to develop operational processes and efficiencies.
The business, which processes around 70,000 salvage and end-of-life vehicles each year, now recycles an average of 96.3 percent of each vehicle it processes. Due to investment in training, data systems managing the inventory of stock, and innovative operational processes, the new figure is thought to be the highest within the vehicle recycling industry, according to SYNETIQ.
By maximizing the potential of each vehicle it handles, the company aims to fight waste and unlock as much environmental value as possible from vehicles which can no longer fulfil their intended purpose.
In partnership with Auto Trader, and alongside leading automotive businesses, including Nissan Motor Corporation, Marshall Motor Group, Lookers, Motorpoint and AvailableCar, SYNETIQ has also developed a new Automotive Carbon Literacy Toolkit. The toolkit is designed to support the automotive sector by reducing its carbon footprint and aiding the easy adoption of Carbon Literacy for organizations and their colleagues.
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.