CARS and MRE event returns this week

The CARS and MRE trade show returns this week for the first time in three years running on Wednesday/Thursday 29-30 September at Stoneleigh’s NAEC, near Coventry.  

The free to attend CARS and Metals event will be held at Stoneleigh this week

The free event which is for all those interested in metals recycling and End of Life Vehicles (ELVs) will feature a live demonstration area, a range of seminars and opportunities to network.  

Seen as an ideal setting for the show, the Stoneleigh showground venue provides free parking and easy access by car from the M40 and the M45 motorways, being situated between Leamington Spa and Coventry. It is run by the Environment Media Group, parent company of letsrecycle.com.


Highlights of day one, at the CARS show, includes a discussion around the future of the automotive industry, chaired by Andy Latham, managing director at Salvage Wire.  

The session will hear thoughts from industry experts Andrew Marsh, engineering director at Ezi-Methods, Louis Piper, professor electrochemical materials at the university of Warwick, and Anca Young, Insight and Intelligence manager at Thatcham. 

Day one of the MRE also features a seminar on the state of the metals recycling industry, chaired by president at the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA), Susie Burrage.  

The session will hear from CEO at the BMRA, James Kelly, head of waste regulations at the Environment Agency, Malcom Lythgo, and EuRIC’s Emmanuel Katrakis.  

The evening barbeque will also take place on day one, with tickets available on the day. 

Day two of CARs will see a discussion on markets and sustainability, with insight from Paul Mayhew, general manager at MBA Polymers, and Tom Rumboll, CEO at Synetiq.  

Editor of letsrecycle.com Steve Eminton will also chair a session on material classification at MRE.  

Live demos  

The live demo area will be run by the family-run metals and materials recycling business Ward Recycling.  

It will include demonstrations from the Blue Group, Butti Sweeper Brushes and Doyle Machinery displaying its Arjes 950 Titan.  

Skills lab  

The skills lab, run by Salvage Wire, will give visitors the chance to get up close with high voltage vehicle technology, learn about the risks and how to keep teams and businesses safe during the treatment of end of live, high voltage vehicles.  Mr Latham will be the trainer, as a master certified high voltage technical, and specialist in the dismantling of these vehicles.  

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