Progressive recycling combines the product lifecycle end with ideas for the future.




Recycling prototypes is secure and transparent for the producer with PRIOREC®.

  • Pre-series vehicles (all brands)
  • Prototype vehicle components
  • Test vehicles, crash tests
  • Autonomous vehicles, AGVs
  • Design models, show models

PRIOREC (formerly BÜCHL 1A Autoteile) began its development in 1977 by disassembling pre-series vehicles. Over 14,000 non-series cars have been completely disassembled since then. PRIOREC guarantees secure handling for these vehicles with separate work areas, camera surveillance, privacy screens as well as its specially instructed employees. Each expert prototype recycling is fully documented and confirmed by DEKRA (German safety standards organisation). Collection is German-wide, in closed lorries on request.



PRIOREC® dismantled all types of highvoltage carbatteries.

  • High voltage batteries (from 60 V), also assembled batteries
  • Disassembled modules, single cells
  • Electric vehicles (passenger cars, lorries, commercial lorries, busses)
  • Stationary storage, prototypes
  • Fire damage and critical batteries

PRIOREC has specialised in recycling HV systems since 2020. As well as experts ( rained for HV work), PRIOREC has made special containers for critical batteries, isolation containers for electric vehicles as well as measuring and discharging systems (incl. energy usage) available. All storage areas are temperature monitored 24/7. PRIOREC sorts modules for the various recycling options (hydrometallurgical, material, and 2nd use). PRIOREC collects HV systems in South Germany.
PRIOREC cooperates with renowned battery recyclers and in German-wide networks.


PRIOREC® also recycles all end-of-life vehicles which a conventional scrap car company does not accept.

  • Passenger cars (incl. involved in accidents, fire)
  • Special vehicles
  • Two-wheeled vehicles, mobile homes
  • Lorries, commercial vehicles
  • Floor-borne vehicles and AGV

PRIOREC provides proof of recycling according to end-of-life vehicle regulations. Special vehicles (government, police) are also disassembled and recycled just as vehicles with alternative fuels (gas, hydrogen). Total write-offs are kept secure until insurers have produced a report. Saleable spare parts are disassembled by PRIOREC and sold via an own brand parts shop in terms of sustainable solutions with a guarantee.

Take-back solutions

PRIOREC® offers manufacturers take-back systems and complete packages for product recycling.

  • Nationwide take-back of end-of-life vehicles according to AltautoV
  • Nationwide take-back of crashed electric vehicles
  • Take-back of high-voltage batteries and storage units in accordance with BattG2
  • Collection from accidents, fires within very short deadlines
  • Framework agreements with producers for “on demand” disposal

PRIOREC offers cost-effective complete solutions for the take-back of vehicles, high-voltage batteries and battery-powered products, combined with the fulfilment of producer obligations according to BattG2 and AltfahrzeugV. For industrial batteries, this also includes registration with the EAR. PRIOREC’s take-back solution is a complete system consisting of all required services, system contracts ready for signature, confirmation for authorities and assistance for legally compliant information on the homepage, with the package available in German/English.


PRIOREC® combines disposal and recycling with destruction and security.

  • Seating systems, batteries, and tanks
  • Chassis and brakes
  • Sensors, cameras, and on-board computers
  • Exhaust systems and cats
  • Nawaro parts as well as glass-fibre reinforced plastic and carbon-fibre reinforced plastic

Car components are often relevant to security and may not be sold to third parties for legal or liability reasons. Producers can be sure with PRIOREC that components are not only recycled but can also be proven to have been destroyed. This also applies in particular to homologation components, sport components as well as those from test and development service providers. Data carriers are treated in a shredded according to GDPR. Sensors are disassembled, registered, and securely destroyed.



PRIOREC® is a leading specialist in destruction of all pyrotechnic systems.

  • All pyrotechnic systems
  • Airbags, seat belt tighteners, actuators
  • Mobile destruction with the Airbag Container
  • Stationary destruction for large amounts
  • Recycling for airbag cushions

Pyrotechnic systems are subject to the explosive substance law, which means special demands for storage, handling, and destruction. All PRIOREC employees hold a mandatory certificate according to Section 20 of the explosive substance act. PRIOREC has been active onsite for increasingly more customers (no expensive packaging according to ADR and no expensive transports) since 2019. Small amounts are collected in special boxes from customers (ADR, eANV). Large amounts are fired in a stationary facility.


PRIOREC® combines fulfilling laws with raw material income and sustainability.

  • Robot plant, tool-making
  • Building equipment, power systems
  • Heating, tanks, solar cells, storage
  • Containers and logistics systems, GLT/KLT (building management systems)
  • Machines, plant controls

Industrial plants often contain dangerous substances (fluids, insulation, batteries) and thus require expert disassembly. Thus, PRIOREC treats end-of-life products holistically: safe disposal of contents which affect the environment, disassembly for high-quality recycling, and using components for maximum sustainability. Of course, PRIOREC also provides proof of destruction, for example for tools. Trades and businesses can use the acceptance point and directly deliver end- of-life products – often for revenue.


For highest safety requirements PRIOREC® supplies patented container systems for airbag neutralisation and HV battery storage.

  • Airbag ignition container for mobile use
  • Airbag ignition container for stationary use
  • Storage and transport containers for Li-ion batteries
  • Storage and transport containers for accident-damaged e-vehicles

The special containers for neutralising airbags and other pyrotechnical systems, patented and developed by sister company ELOGplan, have been sold and further developed by PRIOREC since April 2022. PRIOREC has also taken over the LION.COOL.BOX project and has developed the special container for the safe storage and transport of e-vehicles and HV batteries to series production readiness. The LION.COOL.BOX is offered by PRIOREC to interested customers and sold to partners.