ILC ARTICLE

Copart secures Hills UK acquisition


Copart UK has announced the acquisition of Hills Salvage and Recycling – The Green Parts Specialist.

The full acquisition includes the Hills UK’s Skelsmerdale headquarters, a new site in Scotland and a Gloucestershire parts hub, as well as the transporter fleet and specialist technology systems.

Ian and Lucy Hill and the rest of the Hills team will remain in place and Copart has said that all existing customer relationships will continue without interruption.

Copart’s UK CEO Jane Pocock said, “I am excited to welcome the Hills team to the Copart family and looking forward to extending our range of services that give our sellers the very best choice around their Cat S and Cat B damaged vehicles and engaging with the bodyshop networks to provide parts with provenance.

“When you combine the strength of our salvage solutions, both in the volume and capability sense, with Hills’ world class green parts service and progressive inventory platform, we really can offer an unrivalled nationwide service.”

Ian Hills said, “Hills Salvage & Recycling and The Green Parts Specialist are recognised leaders in the UK recycling industry. Combining our parts solution with the infrastructure and vehicle inventory of Copart opens up a tremendous opportunity to offer an unparalleled service to the UK insurance and repair industry through our circular recycling process.”

He added, “Save for rebranding to The Green Parts Specialist, I don’t expect any changes about how we do things at Hills. Our strategic goal has always been to offer the UK’s largest inventory of quality assured Green Parts on the shelf, available for next day delivery. Combining our infrastructure with Copart has simply accelerated that process for which our customers will benefit hugely.”

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