Collaboration between AUTOCIRC AB and PRIOREC
The Swedish AUTOCIRC Group AB und PRIOREC have agreed on a new strategic cooperation in the fields of car recycling and reusing of car parts. The aims are realizing joint projects and investments in Bavaria, building up a pilot recycling plant for electric cars, and using PRIOREC´s recycling know-how (e.g., pre-series cars, airbags, batteries, cable) for AUTOCIRC´s network. AUTOCIRC´s German office will be opened in Ingolstadt during the fall of 2022.
AIRBAG CONTAINER for TOYOTA, Brazil
The TOYOTA TSUCHO Group, a worldwide active service provider for TOYOTA, has bought a new Airbag Destruction Container by his Brazilian subsidiary TTSR. The handover of the container system took place together with the TTSR directors, plant managers and operational teams, after PRIOREC had trained the trainer for this new activity. TTSR is going to neutralize and recycle all airbag and pyrotechnical systems from TOYOTA in the Brazilian market.
Powerful cable-recycling plant
PRIOREC has installed a new and more powerful Guidetti cable-recycling plant in July. The increasing amounts of cooper cable and wires can be recycled with the new equipment, which has a capacity of 300 kg Copper per hour. The product is a pure granulated copper. The plant will be taken into PRIOREC´s operational business after testing in August. PRIOREC improve their competence in the metal department, as well as in the high voltage department.
Four new team members are welcome: Sylvia Russwurm will be responsible for the new position customer management, Holger Löhnert is a ADR-Transport specialist and will be trained as an expert for airbag destruction and explosives. Both, Daniel Davanzo (Online parts shop) and Arton Krasniqi (disassembly worker), follow their fathers, which are employed at PRIOREC for many years . Thus, PRIOREC is a real family company.
CIRITICAL BATTERIES CARRIAGE SYSTEM
Storage and transport of critical batteries becomes much more important. PRIOREC has in use for these challenges the STÖBICH Technology special containers. Since May an additional roll-on / roll-off platform for the box is available to improve the pick-up and pick-off, in particular when loading batteries at customers. The system is now optimized for a transport by disposal companies with lots of roll-off trucks.
Electric vehicle fire and extinguishing test
Fire tests are part of the most important scenarios when checking the suitability of extinguishing systems for electric cars. It is very important to PRIOREC whether the HV batteries are really completely burnt out or still to be disassembled. An appropriate test with a fully burnt-out car has just been finished – the vehicle was examined by the PRIOREC team, the HV battery remains disassembled, and the car body released for recycling.
Fire brigades practise at PRIOREC
Unfortunately, fire brigades often have to rescue people from car accidents. Rescuing people trapped in cars has also been practised a lot up to now. Training to rescue lorries in accidents is relatively seldom done. So, two regional fire brigades did rescue training from lorry cabs on the PRIOREC site in March. PRIOREC provided the lorry: and of course, expertly disposed of its remains.
Liquid gas tanks – safe disposal
PRIOREC not only recycles electric vehicles and typical ICE vehicles but also cars with alternative fuels. Not long ago, natural gas tanks from vehicles were recycled. Safely recycling the remaining gas is just as guaranteed as disassembling and destroying all components to exclude sales of security relevant components in third markets.
PRIOREC sells more AIRBAG ignition containers
ELOGplan, a sister company of PRIOREC had previously provided the special containers for airbag destruction and PRIOREC will sell them in future. A further container for a customer will be sold in March which will be used for an OEM. PRIOREC will from April also take over the mobile airbag destruction business, which has been provided German-wide and in neighbouring countries since 2019 by ELOGplan.
PRIOREC was founded at the beginning of February to bundle and develop all the BÜCHL Group operations in the vehicle, high voltage batteries, metals, and cable areas. PRIOREC is led by both executives Peter Meißner and Jürgen Kienlein. The existing employees will move to the new company.