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Trent agrees ELV deal with BMW

By Rebecca Thyer

Vehicle recycler Charles Trent has joined forces with car giant BMW (GB) to provide disposal services for end-of-life vehicles.

It means Poole-based Charles Trent will take back and recycle end-of-life BMW and Mini vehicles made since 2002 free of charge.

However, environmental business manager Dr Charles Ambrose told MRW that this contract held the company in good stead for future contracts. From the middle of next year, vehicle manufacturers have to establish a network of treatment facilities.

Ambrose added: Weve had dialogue with BMW for some years and Im absolutely delighted that weve now managed to finalise arrangements which will allow us to work together more closely on tackling some very important issues.

From my point of view, we could not have a better partner. BMW is a premium motor manufacturer and this reflects our own desire to be seen as the UKs premier vehicle recycler.

Charles Trent managing director Marc Trent said the new contract reiterated the recyclers nationwide network development. We already have full facilities in London, Kent and Poole, and by the end of this year well also have a presence in Essex, Nottinghamshire and Teeside. And thats just the start. Weve also got a few more surprises up our sleeves.

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