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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.

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:

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

ISO Accreditation

Motorhog is proud to announce that we have achieved ISO accreditation for 9001:2015, 14001:2015, and 27001:2017

ISO 9001   ISO 14001   ISO 27001

These three standards are audited independently and accredited by UKAS, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service. The accreditations verify that Motorhog have demonstrated that we have established, implemented, are maintaining, and continually improving a Quality and Environmental Management System and an Information Security Management System which also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks.

Our Quality and Environment Policy can be found HERE
Our Information Security Policy can be found HERE

500K investment in NEW Hybrid and Electric vehicle “Centre of Excellence” for the Motorhog Group

The recently acquired FAB Recycling Ltd; the award winning vehicle dismantler based in Cinderford Gloucestershire is extremely pleased to announce that it will be taking operational control of parent company Motorhog’s 9 acre 50,000 sq ft Gloucester facility with immediate effect. This fully licensed vehicle recycling and salvage facility, with an investment of £500k the Gloucester site will be Motorhog’s southern hub for the dismantling and storage of high quality re-claimed vehicles parts servicing insurance, trade, fleet and retail customers. Even more exciting, It will also become the UK’s first “Centre of Excellence” for the dismantling and processing of Hybrid, Electric and alternative fuel Vehicles for the entire Motorhog Group.

Jason Cross, Managing Director, FAB Recycling Ltd said “This is a great fit for Motorhog and FAB and we will be looking to strengthen the existing Gloucester team utilising the knowledge and skill we have in the field of green re-claimed car and LCV parts. We have always looked to the future and can see that our group’s suppliers and customers are choosing in ever greater numbers alternative fuelled vehicles, specifically Hybrid and Electric and as ever will be working with them to provide the very best facility in the UK to meet our customers’ requirements.

Motorhog acquires FAB Recycling Ltd.

Motorhog Limited the largest combined Motor Vehicle salvage disposal and recycling company in the UK are pleased to announce the acquisition of FAB Recycling Ltd

The award-winning vehicle dismantler based in Cinderford Gloucestershire.  This purchase includes FAB’s successful Mygreenfleet and FAB Bundle brands. Richard Martin, MD of Motorhog will join the board at FAB with immediate effect to strengthen the existing team led by FAB’s MD Jason Cross.

Jason Cross, Managing Director, FAB Recycling Ltd said “This is a very exciting day for FAB, the timing could not be better. The interest and appetite for quality green parts here at FAB and across the UK has never been stronger.

To be recognised by Richard at Motorhog, the UK’s largest and well-respected vehicle dismantler; as a company worthy of acquiring is just amazing, FAB’s hard work at delivering top quality graded parts to some of the largest household names in the UK, delivered with exemplary customer service has obviously not gone unnoticed!

I look forward to working alongside Richard and his team to develop an exceptional customer focused offering that will deliver on scale, expertise and passion in the green parts arena here in the UK.  By focusing on each other’s strengths, we will be able to deliver a formidable UK parts and salvage proposition”

Richard Martin

Richard Martin, Managing Director, Motorhog said: “We have recognised the hard work and achievements by FAB Recycling Ltd and its Directors which we have very much respected and appreciated. Such is the quality and good business ethics of this company we felt that the opportunities this presents would be a perfect fit within our own business.

The timing of this acquisition is perfect as FAB Recycling Limited specialises in some diverse recycling business, particularly with some of its specific Manufacturer and core branded schemes aimed towards the Self Insured and general Fleet Vehicle market. These are very exciting times as we continue our successful growth, the combined strengths, knowledge and experience of both companies will reinforce our market position further as the largest combined Motor Vehicle Salvage disposal and recycling company in the UK”

About FAB Recycling

Founded in 1991, FAB Recycling is one of the UK’s largest independent specialist vehicle parts recyclers, operating across FAB Direct, FAB Bundle and the My Green Fleet banners.

Based on two sites, one a 2.5-acre fleet specialist facility and an additional new 6.5-acre site in Cinderford Gloucestershire. FAB started life as a specialist BMW dismantler but grew rapidly to redefine the standards within the UK’s vehicle dismantling industry. Growth was overseen by managing director, Jason Cross, who joined the business in 1994 and today oversees a team of 36 and stocks in excess of 18,500 tested, cleaned, catalogued parts.

All of FAB’s recycled bolt-on type body panels and mechanical parts are supplied graded and fully warranted, they also all come with full traceability for added peace of mind.

FAB makes over 14,300 individual shipments of recycled parts worldwide every year and is the only UK vehicle dismantler to be both ISO 14001 registered and certified carbon neutral.

About FAB Direct

FAB’s online business deals with hundreds of enquiries every week from the trade and general public looking for high-quality guaranteed recycled parts for cars and LCVs.

About FAB Bundle

An online auction-based marketplace for trade buyers and sellers to purchase quality recycled parts in bundles. “The must go auction site for Trade parts buyers and sellers”

About My Green Fleet (MGF)

Aimed at public and private sector fleet managers, MGF creates a pool of written-off vehicles that are purchased under contract. Non-safety related parts are removed from these vehicles, graded, stored, and then sold back to the donor fleets as and when required. MGF reduces repair costs and down time, improves vehicle retention and is a secure environmentally-friendly disposal route for damaged end of life vehicles.

About Motorhog Limited

Motorhog Limited is the largest combined Motor Vehicle Salvage disposal and recycling company in the UK. The company specialises in the compliant disposal of accident damaged vehicles on behalf of Motor Insurance Companies and other similar clients in the Vehicle and Motor claim Industry. Vehicles not suitable for resale are dismantled and recycled in accordance with the ABI guidelines for the disposal of Motor vehicle salvage.

The company was originally founded in 1939 by the Grandfather of the current Directors Richard and David Martin and has a proven track record of steady growth through generations giving business stability and controlled scalability. After operating and growing successfully for over 78 years the business now has a multimillion pound turnover with re-investment and sustainable growth the main priority.

Motorhog continually invest in improvements to infrastructure, vehicles, plant and equipment and currently employ over 240 experienced and dedicated personnel.

With 12 main sites across the United Kingdom and a number of smaller satellite sites strategically positioned, Motorhog are able to offer a full United Kingdom vehicle collection service. In 2017 a new site in Scotland has been added to the existing portfolio.

Motorhog has enjoyed much success as the business continues to grow with new and existing clients using the safe and compliant vehicle disposal and recycling services. During 2017 Motorhog has been successful in securing a number of new clients and were very proud in April to announce securing a new contract with NFU Mutual to dispose of non-agricultural, Motor Vehicles of all types including Cars and Commercial vehicles.

The acquisition of FAB Recycling Limited is a perfect fit for the Motorhog business which will enhance and strengthen the current portfolio business further.

For further details or enquires relating to Motorhog Limited please contact: Managing Director or Business Development Manager