Brussels, Belgium -- Over the years, the International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) organized by Swiss company ICM AG has become the international platform for discussions of the latest developments and challenges relating to end-of-life vehicle (ELV) recycling. The latest of these events drew an attendance of 220 delegates from 27 countries as well as 29 exhibitors, including equipment manufacturers and service providers to the industry.
Included among the topics and problems put under the microscope at the IARC 2013 gathering in the ‘EU capital’ of Brussels in Belgium were:
- Phasing out criminal export
- Implementing new laws and regulations
- World-wide reports on ELV recycling activities
- Best available recycling technologies
Cocktail receptions, a beer bar and a networking dinner at Autoworld Brussels created a perfect atmosphere to get in touch with business partners, friends and competitors. On the final day of the congress, delegates were also given the opportunity to participate at plant tours to:
- ARN, Tiel, Netherlands (post shredder technology plant)
- Audi Brussels (car manufacturing plant)
- Galloo, Menen (ferrous and non-ferrous recycling plant)
- Umicore Precious Metals Refining, Hoboken (recycling and refining of precious metal bearing materials)
The 14th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2014 will take place from March 19 – 21, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium.