Synetiq has announced that it will expand and its Winsford site in Cheshire will become the home of the company’s new cutting-edge facility for processing electric vehicles, the first of its kind in Europe.
Synetiq is the largest UK-owned salvage and vehicle recycling company. In addition to the bespoke EV processing capability, there will also be further investments in other facilities. The company will build large-scale racking systems, purpose-built depollution facilities, as well as remodelled premium dismantling and parts and EV battery storage facilities.
These investments are dictated by the UK’s announcement of a ban on all new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 and the shift to purely electric vehicles from 2035.
According to the company, Winsford will become the UK’s leader in handling the technically advanced vehicles of tomorrow. It follows a £500k investment in EV handling capabilities already completed at Gloucester, Synetiq’s flagship South West site.
Synetiq has already begun the successful implementation of this strategy in Scotland and the South West in 2020, as well as investment into new sites across the South East. The company takes an integrated approach to ensuring how vehicles are assessed and either put back on the road or dismantled for parts. This ensures maximum reuse and minimal environmental impact.
The move is meant to gear up the company for the all-electric revolution, according to John Schofield, Executive Director of Synetiq.
“I am so proud of how the business I started back in 1974 has gone from strength to strength