SYNETIQ supports Lydney Swimming Club


SYNETIQ are delighted to support Lydney Swimming Club – a club local to their Cinderford site.

The company were approached by one of their team members as his daughter was a keen swimmer… and a member of Lydney Swimming Club. The partnership was a fantastic opportunity for SYNETIQ to support both their people and their local community in one.

Lydney Swimming Club were actively seeking support as the club is solely managed by volunteers who rely on donations from parents in order to fund travel, equipment, training and swimming kit costs.

One of the clubs volunteers said: “Massive thanks to SYNETIQ for their generous sponsorship. This has enabled us to provide t-shirts for our members and coaches.”

BARC NW Rescue team practice emergency training with SYNETIQ


SYNETIQ was proud to host a training day for the British Automobile Racing Club North West Rescue team on Sunday.

BARC NW Rescue is a technical rescue unit which supports major racing events, including Formula 1, British Touring Car Championship and a wealth of BARC events throughout the season. SYNETIQ donated vehicles and organised a staged collision, on site at SYNETIQ Winsford.

The day was an opportunity for the team to practice rapid extraction methods. To make the training seem even more realistic, each exercise was done against the clock…

It’s vital that BARC NW Rescue has regular practice, to perfect methods and tool skills, and ensure the team are fully prepared in the event of a real emergency. Sunday was also an opportunity to get to grips with a new incline cutter tool, which will improve capabilities even further.

SYNETIQ’s relationship with BARC NW Rescue can be traced back to Car Transplants Ltd, which previously hosted training days before becoming part of SYNETIQ in March 2019. SYNETIQ was delighted to continue this relationship and is looking forward to welcoming the team back soon.

SYNETIQ appoints James Brown as Head of Transport.


SYNETIQ’s senior management expansion continued last week with James Brown appointed as Head of Transport.

Based at the Doncaster operation, James’ role as Head of Transport will cover both collection and delivery activity where he will support the growth of SYNETIQ’s Green Parts offer.

James has excellent and relevant experience in the field of transport and logistics having held senior roles with Amazon, DFS, Andrew Page and the United Nations, and will be a great addition to the SYNETIQ team. 

SYNETIQ partner with SOTpay


SYNETIQ customers now benefit from an even more secure payment process, using the multi-award winning, cloud-based SOTpay technology – making payments easier and more secure and fully PCI DSS compliant.

SYNETIQ customers will benefit from an extra layer of protection; the use of SOTpay means sensitive card data never handled by our employees, protecting our customer’s data and retailer reputation. The new system also means secure payments can be made through any channel, including SMS, email, social media and web link. There’s no longer any need for customers to give out card details over the phone.

The security and traceability of payments has always been high on SYNETIQs agenda. The business made headlines earlier this year when it announced a no cash payments for salvage; a policy that was lauded by Police forces across the UK. Embracing SOTpay is SYNETIQs next step to protect clients and customers against fraud.

SYNETIQ’s Police auction: register for free today


Trade sales can be a fantastic route to a great value vehicle… SYNETIQ’s Police Auction is exactly that. Log on to the site and you’ll find hundreds of vehicles live on the site, with the virtual hammer prices at a fraction of what you’d expect to pay.

How does it work?

SYNETIQ is the UKs largest salvage and dismantling company. It has contracts with many insurance and fleet companies, as well as many UK Police Forces – this is where Police auction items come from.            

The Police auction was relaunched last week on a new dedicated platform in tandem with SYNETIQs main salvage auction, which has thousands of vehicles listed six days a week.

How much does it cost to register?

Unlike SYNETIQs main auction, registration for the Police auction is free. Once you’ve registered, you’ll need to upload proof of identification before you can bid. This ID must be approved by a member of SYNETIQs team, so leave plenty of time for this if you’re keen to bid on a vehicle.

For more information, or to register on the Police auction click here:

SYNETIQ provides vehicles, maintenance and fuel for First Responders


First Responders at North West Ambulance Service are being kept on the road thanks to donations from vehicle salvage and dismantling business SYNETIQ.

The First Responders team is Gavin Palin and Max Kelly, who work on behalf of the NHS and North West Ambulance Trust. Both are volunteers who give up their spare time to help those in need of urgent assistance, relying on donations in order to operate.

The team are first on the scene for a wide range of emergencies, providing swift medical attention until a full-size ambulance arrives. The gap they fill is vital – in some cases it can be the difference between life and death.

SYNETIQs Nantwich and Winsford teams have had a relationship with First Responders for over 7 years. In addition to providing two vehicles for the team, SYNETIQ keeps the First Responders on the road by providing free fuel, servicing and maintenance.

The relationship between SYNETIQ and North West Ambulance Service can be traced back to Car Transplants Ltd – one of the businesses which merged to form SYNETIQ earlier this year. The business was delighted to continue supporting the First Responders and remains on hand to provide fuel and maintenance for their vehicles.

John Schofield, Executive Director at SYNETIQ: “We recognise how important Gavin and Max’s roles are within our community. We’re pleased to continue supporting them in any way we can.”

You can hear more about Gavin and Max’s work in this video:

SYNETIQ recognised by Elite Future Shapers programme.


SYNETIQ Ltd has been named as one of the most ambitious, innovative and disruptive companies as part of ELITE’s Future Shapers Report.

The Future Shapers campaign recognises the most consistently impressive, diverse and growing businesses. SYNETIQ is one of just 25 UK companies recognised and is delighted to have been chosen for its innovation and leadership within its industry.

Since SYNETIQ was born in March 2019, following the merger of Motorhog, Car Transplants, DH Systems and FAB Recycling, the business has been hard at work developing its offering to customers and clients. Recent developments include a brand-new vehicle auction platform, utilised by many other salvage agents across the UK. SYNETIQ broadened its client offering even further in October, with the acquisition of fleet management and parts specialist Motorman Ltd. New senior-level roles have also been created recently, including a new Finance Director and Head of Safety, Health & Environment.

Tom Rumboll, Chairman, SYNETIQ:

“We’re honoured to be included in ELITE’s Future Shapers Programme. Our innovation throughout 2019 is just the beginning and I’d like to thank our colleagues for their part in making it possible.”

Luca Peyrano, CEO, ELITE:

We are delighted to launch our ELITE Future Shapers Report. We have featured 50 organisations from our 1,300+ ELITE global community. We have shone a spotlight on stories of disruption, expansion and growth.

Through the success stories that fill the pages of our report we can be inspired by ELITE businesses and understand how best to address their challenges in building resilient businesses for the long term.”

You can read the full article on pages 50 and 51 of The Future Shapers Report.

To learn more about ELITE, visit

We are SYNETIQ: An introduction to the UK’s largest salvage and dismantling company


SYNETIQ has premiered its new company video, filmed over a few weeks at many of SYNETIQs sites across the UK. The opening scene features Dave Harcourt, John Schofield and Richard Martin; key players in the 2019 merger which formed SYNETIQ.

The video showcases many of the services offered by the company – from the salvage auction to green parts and inhouse IT services.

Production was managed in house, with SYNETIQ’s Content Manager Jack Constantine working closely with VR Med Ltd from concept to completion.

Watch the video now:

SYNETIQ launch brand-new auction platform


Monday 18th November will see the launch of a brand-new auction platform – built by SYNETIQ and utilised by many of the UK’s leading salvage agents.

SYNETIQ’s new auction succeeds the current SalvageMarket version, which has been in use for the last nine years. Although user subscription fees remain unchanged, the look, feel and capabilities will be completely transformed.

What’s new?

Users can now see more information than ever when viewing items, thanks to the Specification Data feature. From engine power to optional extras, this information can be vital for users when making an informed decision while bidding.

Proof of identification can now be uploaded via an online portal, replacing the outdated manual process currently in place. This new process is also more secure, helping agents to remain GDPR compliant.

Another new feature is Bundle vehicles; these items are split into segments. Users can simply bid on the vehicle sections they require, such as engine & gearbox or seats & door cards.

Why change platforms?

The current site runs on older technology which is no longer supported.  SYNETIQs development team have written a brand-new auction from the ground up using the very latest in cloud technology. The new site is designed to scale up with demand, breaking away from the limitations of the current site.

The auction has been designed and built in-house by SYNETIQs sixteen-strong team of developers, based in Edinburgh. The team will be managing the switchover, following over 12 months of development and testing. Some disruption may be noticed by users and sellers during the switchover; this will be managed by SYNETIQ and kept to a minimum.

SYNETIQ has worked closely with many agents ahead of the switchover, providing extensive training and Q&A sessions; initial feedback has been positive. The launch date is just the beginning – developments and improvements will continue throughout 2020.

SYNETIQ appoints Mark Harrison as Head of SHE


SYNETIQ has continued its senior management expansion this week, appointing Mark Harrison as Head of Safety, Health & Environment.

Mark has held Compliance and Health & Safety roles in the Steel and Food Manufacturing industry for the last 15 years, having also previously served as an Aircraft Technician in the RAF.

Mark will manage all aspects of compliance, ensuring SYNETIQ continues to meet internal policies and procedures, while retaining external accreditations such as ISO 9001, 14001 and 27001. Mark will lead the S.H.E team, also supporting SYNETIQs wider workforce of 500 colleagues.

SYNETIQ is already leading vehicle recycling industry through compliant ways of working. Processes are already in place to protect personal data; salvage vehicles go through a GDPR process, during which sat nav data is wiped and any personal items are collected and returned to the policy holder.

Richard Martin, Director of SYNETIQ, said: “Our business has seen significant growth in the last few months, with compliance and safety more important than ever. As we grow, its vital we continue to protect the safety and reputation of our clients, colleagues and customers – whilst doing everything we can to protect the environment. This is certainly an exciting time to join SYNETIQ; I’m very pleased to have Mark on board.”