CarTakeBack.com Ltd has formed a national network of more than 250 Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) that are responsible for de-polluting and disposing of end-of-life vehicles. The national service provider also deregisters vehicles through a link with the DVLA database and e-mails a copy of the Certificate of Destruction to the previous owners. Cartakeback has secured exclusive contracts with major vehicle manufacturers who are responsible for 75 per cent of vehicles on the road.
WPC has worked closely with Cartakeback to develop a bespoke, online software system to help it meet European targets to recycle 85 per cent of end-of-life vehicles.
Cartakeback's Financial And Data System (FADS) enables ATFs to record all information about de-polluted vehicles - including details of batteries, tyres and waste fluids - and provides statistical information for motor manufacturers and the Department of Trade and Industry about the nature of disposal.
FADS informs treatment facilities straightaway whether or not vehicles should be accepted free of charge or if the owner should pick up the bill. In addition, the system automates the production of electronic certificates of destruction which are issued by the DVLA to prove that a vehicle has been disposed of lawfully.
The web-based system is fully hosted online by WPC which means Cartakeback does not need to have its own in-house IT department. FADS is available to all registered ATFs in the Cartakeback network and is used by about 500 operators.
Both The AA and FMG Support work with WPC in relation to their vehicle recovery departments. WPC provide ELVIS-VR software which enables communication between vehicle enforcement teams and contracted recovery teams.
This reduces the time taken to clear a road after an incident thus saving time and money in the process. WPC have been operating within the Police sector for many years and the AA's and FMG support's reciprocal relationship with the company allows for growth and the utilisation of WPC technologies.