Seeing Green: Japanese OEMs enter India’s recycling ring

Toronto, Ontario — Two OEMs appear to be muscling into the auto recycling industry on a massive scale. Suzuki and Toyota have announced a collaborative venture to open vehicle dismantling facilities in India. The Japanese OEMs expect to open a facility based in Noida, in the northern province of Uttar Pradesh, in 2020. It is […]

SEMA Sustainability: NABC Recycled Rides gifts six cars at SEMA

Las Vegas, Nevada — Each year at SEMA, the National Auto Body Council (NABC) hosts its Recycled Rides luncheon, where professionals from every sector of the automotive industry gather to watch the NABC give back. NABC presented six deserving Las Vegas, Nevada residents with refurbished vehicles, enabling them to care for their families, enjoy the […]

Recycler Registration: OARA 2020 registration now open

Toronto, Ontario — Gear up, auto recyclers⁠— registration for next year’s OARA convention is now open. Next year’s event will be held from Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, March 29 at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale in Mississauga, Ont. It will feature a portfolio of exciting events, including a trade show, comprehensive industry seminars and some exciting […]

Ion the Future: Former EV battery researcher wins Nobel prize

Toronto, Ontario — Oct. 16, 2019 — EV batteries will be in 15 percent of new vehicles sold in 2025, and the world is not ready, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist has said. Akira Yoshino, a professor at Meijo University in Nagoya, Japan has been awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry for his development of lithium-ion batteries–the […]

Road to Wrecking: India implementing auto scrapping initiative

Toronto, Ontario — In India, there are approximately nine million vehicles more than 15 years old that are still driving on roads today. These vehicles often leech up to 10 times more emissions than current norms and, if left unregulated, this number of vehicles could reach more than 20 million by 2025, according to a […]

History in the Making: Global auto recyclers sign historic agreement

ARC Canada is considering signing a Memorandum of Cooperation after an international roundtable earlier this year. The memorandum was initiated and signed by auto recycling associations from across the globe in an effort to increase collaborative business as well as provide a singular, united voice worldwide for the organizations. Associations that have already signed the […]

Get it Yourself: London’s first U-Pull-It yard

Andy’s Auto Wreckers, an auto parts recycling facility in London, Ontario have just opened the city’s first U-Pull-It self-service yard. The Gold Seal company has been serving the community for more than 35 years, which it plans to continue along with this additional service. By paying a flat rate, hand-on customers can enter the salvage […]

ARPAC Amazes: This year’s annual congress a success

Estérel, Quebec  — The Quebec Association of Auto Parts Recyclers (ARPAC) members gathered at l’Estérel Resort in Quebec last week for its annual congress. This year’s theme was “Let’s Preserve the Earth”, emphasizing ways to accelerate the turn toward sustainability and green thinking in the industry and beyond. The congress began with a casual welcoming […]