Bart Ebben in Green Directory
Dutch Car dismantler awarded with entry in “Green Directory” second time in a row!
Bart Ebben Specialist Citroën Peugeot used parts does business the green way!
Already in 2008 the Dutch company scored an entry in the Green Directory at the international Automechanika automotive fair. In the category “Parts” the jury acknowledged the green way of doing business and the fact that the parts sold are extremely environmentally friendly. In 2010 the jury of this biennial fair in Frankfurt, Germany awarded Bart Ebben Specialist Citroën Peugeot with this prestigious entry again!
Bart Ebben Specialist Citroën Peugeot has over the years become a household name in the automotive world and especially within the world of Citroën and Peugeot. Selling used parts for the two PSA brands started as a local activity and has developed into a worldwide business. There is a number of important factors for the success of our company name. First the very good service, second the great know-how in both brands, third a wide range of used parts and fourth great value for money of the parts. Since the Automechanika fair attracts customers and suppliers from all over the world, this is an excellent spotlight for the company to show its qualities.
What is less known is that Bart Ebben Specialist Citroën Peugeot has been doing business the green way for many years. Constantly looking how economically (for the customer!) we can contribute to a better environment.
Because of this mindset we have managed to recycle almost 90% of a car. The majority of the used parts are sold from Malden (NL) to customers all over the world. Secondly with the aid of Auto Recycling Netherlands (ARN) many materials are recycled or re-processed to raw materials. By bringing the parts and materials back into circulation, a massive saving of energy and raw materials is accomplished. The production of new parts can thus be reduced and causes less environmental stress.
In order to achieve the extremely high recycling rate, we sell even the smallest parts of the car. We are specialized in two brands to be able to sell all common parts from all recent models. Therefore we do not limit ourselves to just engines and gearboxes. Sales include interior and exterior parts, electrical components just as every other part on the car. The customer often has the choice in the preferred quality of the part and the matching price. The quality is determined by mileage or the state the part is in.
To serve customers worldwide the Multilanguage website www.bartebben.com was provided. Ordering parts online is made easy by an integrated web shop. All parts in stock can be found in the web shop, even parts that still need dismantling are shown. Searching parts is very easy by model or even by part number.
Customers not only serve the environment by choosing for our parts. They also gain a substantial financial advantage as well. Savings of roughly half the price on parts, are welcome to each consumer in these economically less favourable times. Not only consumers benefit from the price saving, also car dealers are able to offer a more cost efficient alternative to their customers. This way they can keep customers they might have lost otherwise.
Over at Bart Ebben Specialist Citroën Peugeot we have great confidence in the parts sold, a 3 month warranty comes standard. Extending the warranty is possible, even until a lifetime period. This great confidence is established by the fact that our company’s procedures comply with ISO 9002.
To even further decrease waste and energy consumption in general we also offer the repair of electronic parts. Broken components like displays, ECU’s, speedometers and odometers, etc. can be repaired instead of being thrown away. The fixed parts can be sold again or sent back to the owner for reinstallation.
Beside the sales much attention is paid to the environment in the daily operations. Working on impervious flooring is a necessity, but to process the various liquids the most advanced equipment is used. For example, all liquids are extracted separately from the cars and are transported to separate storages using suction devices. The storage tanks are emptied regularly to transport the liquids to the recovery industry for recycling into new raw materials.
The metal that’s left of cars, can be reused after treatment in a shredder. Seat belts are primarily reduced to fibres, whereupon the fibre raw material comes back in fleece fabrics again. A small part of the belts finds a second life as tree straps supporting young trees growth or designer bag straps. Materials such as polyurethane foam, coconut fibre, plastics, glass and rubber are all purified and prepared as a raw material suitable for various applications.
Even with simple interventions significant environmental savings are accomplished. For instance throughout the entire facility lights are turned off automatically in areas that are temporarily out of use.
All in all Bart Ebben Specialist Citroën Peugeot works in a way that’s fully in today’s environmental spirit. We show that environmentally friendly certainly can be commercially feasible for both customer and company!
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