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Press release regarding SYNETIQ


Further to the announcement of merger discussions in May 2018 between the most progressive and successful salvage and dismantling companies in the UK, Motorhog, Car Transplants, FAB Recycling and DH Systems can today confirm a “game changing” merger is set to for the 1st March 2019 to create SYNETIQ, a market-leading service provider in the salvage, dismantling, green parts and support service arenas.

The newly-created SYNETIQ business combines over 150 years’ experience in this sector, bringing the very best of the Motorhog, Car Transplants, FAB Recycling and DH Systems businesses into a single, unified organisation under the SYNETIQ brand.

The new SYNETIQ company has significant scale and capacity, operating 16 fully licensed and accredited sites across the UK, with a fleet of over 100 collection and delivery vehicles and having processed c100,000 vehicles in the last 12 months. SYNETIQ has over 50,000 registered auction customers and sells in excess of 35,000 vehicles and 250,000 parts per year. SYNETIQ employs over 400 people and anticipates a first year turnover in excess of £120m.

SYNETIQ and their clients will benefit from the significant investments each individual business has made over recent years in infrastructure, capacity, people and process – investment which has seen the Motorhog and Car Transplants businesses between them achieve ISO 9001, 14001 and 27001 in 2018. Additionally, by incorporating systems integration expert DH Systems, SYNETIQ can offer fully IT-integrated solutions to their clients, to create a bespoke solution.

Whilst the SYNETIQ name is new, the Board and wider team at SYNETIQ are well-known and respected industry figures who share the same principles, values and ambition. The focus on clients, customers, innovation, compliance and positive environmental impact will remain unchanged but be delivered even more effectively and efficiently as part of the combined SYNETIQ company.

SYNETIQ has ambitious plans for growth, underpinned by their uniquely integrated model, and is well-placed to deliver a best in class service to an industry where compliance, reputation, the environment and safety is of paramount importance.

Richard Martin – SYNETIQ Managing Director said

“We are thrilled that SYNETIQ has been created to take the great work we did at Motorhog to another level. By combining the best of all our businesses we can offer a fantastic solution to our clients and customers, and in doing so, help do our bit for the environment.”

John Schofield – Founder and Managing Director of Car Transplants and Director of SYNETIQ said

“This is a proud moment for me and the team at Car Transplants. We have built our reputation on compliance and excellent client service and to be able to take this forward as part of SYNETIQ means we can do even more”.

Dave Harcourt – Founder and Managing Director of DH Systems and Director of SYNETIQ said

“DH Systems was set up to provide IT services to the insurance, salvage and dismantling industry, so to become part of SYNETIQ and bring this knowledge and expertise to our clients as part of an integrated solution is really exciting”.

Jason Cross – Managing Director of FAB Recycling said

“Having been part of the Motorhog Group since 2017 I have seen just how much investment and development has been made in the operation. The new SYNETIQ business has huge capacity and significant inventory to deploy and with the expected growth in Green Parts, makes us the natural choice for the industry.”



Motorhog, Car Transplants, FAB Recycling and DH Systems have merged to create SYNETIQ. Each of the four businesses share the same values and commitment to clients, compliant processes, reputation, people and the environment. This, alongside the new businesses’ combined capability, scale and experience, makes SYNETIQ the platform for their ambitious drive to do even more for clients and the industry.

Press Contact: Tom Rumboll, TR Advisory

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Merger discussions involving Motorhog Ltd, Car Transplants Ltd and DH Systems Consultancy Ltd.

ctsfabmhdh Car Transplants Limited, Motorhog Limited and DH Systems Consultancy Limited are in discussion about combining their strengths and resources within the salvage, parts, technology and recycling industries. All parties believe this will create real benefit, creating an unparalleled offering to the insurance, bodyshop and vehicle disposal sectors.

The combined facilities, technology and geographical footprint will create a unique and fully-integrated solution to the market.

Motorhog and Car Transplants share the same high standards and compliant approach, with a commitment to the safe and responsible management and disposal of salvage. At the heart of both business models is the focus on removing the reputational risk to clients, the companies have achieved ISO 14001 certification. All three businesses have also achieved ISO 27001 certification.

DH Systems Consultancy has developed the industry’s leading salvage and dismantling software, websites, online auctions and apps. Motorhog’s recent acquisition of FAB Recycling Ltd enables DH Systems to continue the development of a market changing parts procurements system to supply recycled parts directly to bodyshops, offering unprecedented access to cost effective “green” OE parts.

The three companies will continue to work directly with their existing clients whilst working together to explore new business opportunities.

Dave Harcourt, Director, DH Systems Consultancy Ltd “We are delighted to be in merger discussions with the most progressive and successful salvage and dismantling companies in the UK and I am personally looking forward to working more closely with Richard’s and John’s teams at Motorhog and Car Transplants.’’

Richard Martin, Managing Director, Motorhog Ltd – “This is great news for the salvage and dismantling industry here in the UK. Sharing our resources and knowledge can only help us support our clients more effectively. Having worked with Dave Harcourt for many years and closely with John and Mark at Car Transplants it’s exciting times.”

John Schofield, Managing Director, Car Transplants Ltd “I’ve known Richard and Dave for many years and admired what they have individually achieved and the proposal to combine the Car Transplants brand alongside Motorhog and DH Systems is very exciting and unlike anything that has been done before.”

Jason Cross, Managing Director, Fab Recycling Ltd “I have long been an admirer of all the companies and individuals involved in this merger. All the key elements are in place to make this the UK’s most formidable green parts and salvage solution providers and I look forward to playing my part as it develops.”
Contact Information:

Car Transplants Ltd  – John Schofield
Motorhog Ltd – Richard Martin
DH Systems Consultancy Ltd  – Dave Harcourt
FAB Recycling Ltd – Jason Cross

Cheshire High Sheriff’s Awards 2017/18


We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Cheshire High Sheriff’s Awards in both categories we entered:-

Roberts Bakery Family Business Award of Excellence

Cheshire Business Exporter of the Year

‘The High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise are Cheshire’s most prestigious Awards for business performance. The High Sheriff’s Awards are your opportunity to shine and demonstrate you are an outstanding Cheshire business.’


Car Transplants Limited, an industry leader in complete salvage management, has been awarded the new ISO 14001:2015 International Environmental Management Standard.ct1

Car Transplants have held ISO 14001:2004 since 2011 but were accredited with the new ISO14001:2015 standard last week and are proud to be one of the first in the country to achieve the transition. Achieving the ISO 14001 standard certifies that Car Transplants has robust environmental management controls in place and has a firm commitment to improving the environment as well as compliance with other countries environmental regulations. The certification is awarded only to those companies that can meet the standard as judged by an independent, accredited team of auditors.

This accreditation is the second ISO accolade Car Transplants have secured this year after gaining ISO 27001 in  May 2017 which shows that Car Transplants has robust information security controls in place to protect client data.

Mark Schofield – Managing Director said “We are constantly striving to meet the highest environmental standards within the industry as we are the UKs premium salvage provider. This has been achieved through the continuous professional development, dedication and hard work of all our staff and robust management systems throughout the business”.

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‘For greener motoring that doesn’t cost the earth, use recycled parts’

Weaver Wander 2017

Just in case you missed it on its fifth year! This year’s event will add more than £4,000 to the £20,500 total already raised from the four previous events
Money raised came not only from registration fees but also in cash and kind from a number of sponsors, including main sponsor Car Transplants.
Charities to benefit from this year’s event are The Teenage Cancer Trust, Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sports and Arts and Alzheimer’s Society _m5a19361 170527-nantwich%20weaver-85511 170527-nantwich%20weaver-86351 .
It was a truly memorable event, not only for those taking part but also for the hundreds spectators who saw the parade of cars passing through the centre of Nantwich
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Car Transplants recently sponsored 500km bike ride

Car Transplants have a longstanding business relationship with Chris Winward from Cliff Dickenson & Sons and recently sponsored Chris and his daughter Sarah on their 500km bike ride. chris-cliff-dickinson-cycling-560x3421.

They are fundraising for St. Luke’s Hospice so our donation of £600 is to a local very worthwhile cause!


Another successful AGM for the BVSF!

yeahThe British Vehicle Salvage Federation held another very successful annual general meeting event on April 14th, again held in the magnificent Coombe Abbey Hotel near Coventry.

A record number of delegates this year descended upon the Coombe Abbey and the feedback confirmed that it was both enjoyable, interesting and of considerable benefit to all delegates. Over and above the actual AGM which conjured up a number of questions relating to the Salvage Code of Practice and air bags, a marvelous buffet lunch was enjoyed by all, following which four speakers addressed the audience. These included representation from the Fraud section of Lloyds Bank, a real eye opener to companies at risk from Fraud, both electronic and by telephone. The Tyre Recovery Association with whom the BVSF has now effectively joined forces in an attempt to implement a code of practice for the sale of part worn tyres. The Environment Agency relating to illegal operators, amongst a number of other subjects and Jason Cross from Fab Recycling talking about how to improve your business and make your customer WANT to come back to you. The first feedback to be received after the event read as follows… Many thanks for your kind hospitality at the AGM Seminar on Thursday. A thoroughly enjoyable dinner and some very good speakers during the day. Congratulations for putting on another great event. BVSF’s Roger West said, “It is these sort of comments that make the organisational hard work very worthwhile.” There was a themed evening meal loosely based on Downton Abbey (Aptly named Downtrodden Abbey) for the event, was excellent and for the second year running Table 1 got the murderer again (It was the cook!).

The evening was rounded off with the presentation of the Combellack Award to John Schofield and his team at Car Transplants, a very worthy recipient and a lifetime achievement award to Bernard Simpson of Simpson Brothers. Bernard has been retired from the industry for some years but was a member of the BVSF almost from inception and still shows huge interest in the industry, attending the AGM every year. The BVSF would like to thank Kevin Robinson of Lloyds Bank, Peter Taylor of The Tyre Recovery Association, Tania Tucker of the Environment Agency and Jason Cross of FAB Recycling for their excellent presentations, also they would like to thank the following special guests who gave up their time to attend the event. They are Les Elliott of Allianz insurance, Paul Hallet of BIS, Nigel Williams of BEN, Ali McQueen of the CARS Team, Mark Hyde of WAMITAB and Steve Rooney of Plum Publishing. Finally a big thank you goes to all the delegates who of course made the event the success that it was.