Areas of expertise
ARN Advisory provides consultancy on topics such as:
Recycling and reuse chain management
In order to steer recycling and reuse of cars and parts in the right direction, ARN has been responsible for the car recycling chain in the Netherlands since 1996. This has provided ARN with extensive experience in designing, optimising and managing a chain. That is why ARN was approached to design a scrapping scheme for old cars.
On behalf of the Dutch car importers, ARN carries out the obligations specified in car battery and end-of-life vehicle legislation. That has provided us with practical know-how and experience in efficiently and effectively achieving compliance in terms of 'extended producer responsibility'.
Market scan recyclate market
ARN has 15 years of practical experience in the sales of various materials in the Netherlands and abroad and knows this market inside out; it includes a wide spectrum of material types such as metals, plastics, liquids, batteries, tyres, rubber, glass and fine fractions.
Structure and supervision of shredder testing
Periodic tests are carried out for annual reporting to the government (Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment), where mass balances are prepared during the entire process. This knowledge is recorded in a standardised measuring protocol and can be deployed for other parties.
Deployment of second-hand parts
Capital goods such as cars, trucks, trains and trams, but also, for instance, wind turbines are reconditioned several times during their life cycle and parts are replaced. These activities contribute to the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). ARN has experience in the use of second-hand parts and their application in the operation. The TCO can be significantly reduced as a result, door structured dismantling of useful parts, modelling stocks throughout the life cycle and determining the ideal stock mix.
Design for Dismantling & Recycling
Designers are faced with a wide array of conflicting demands related to production, use, energy consumption, safety, legislation, environment and recycling. The need for multidisciplinary design teams is increasing and ARN is not just being asked to provide recycling know-how, but also to deploy this knowledge actively within design teams. Recycling plays an increasingly important role in the life cycle of vehicles and products and as energy consumption diminishes, the position of recycling will become even more prominent.
Quantitative research (ELV, car park, secondary raw materials)
Research carried out must be based on quantitative principles. Due to the diversity of influencing factors, this approach is of great importance to ARN. In this way, an objective and insightful answer is provided to a variety of issues.
Car dismantling company design
The ARN network of on average 250 car dismantling companies provides a varied assortment of company designs, depending on size and specialisations. Designing a professional car dismantling company is one of ARN Advisory's core competencies.
Comparing and testing recycling processes/separation techniques
There are often several possibilities for the sales of recyclate. Comparison of these processes based on mass and energy balances, costs, logistics and recycling classification/performance is part of ARN's daily activities.
Selection advice about trustworthy machinery suppliers with respect to depollution, dismantling, shredding and recycling processes
ARN knows almost every supplier of machinery for the dismantling and reclaiming of end-of-life vehicles. In addition, it has broad experience of reduction and separation technology on an industrial scale. ARN can assist in making the right decisions when selecting machinery suppliers.
Establishing scrapping schemes
In 2008, on behalf of the automotive trade associations, ARN explored the possibilities for a national scrapping scheme for old cars in the Netherlands. This investigation resulted in a concrete proposal for the implementation of a Dutch car scrapping scheme. The scrapping scheme proposal drawn up by ARN Advisory was presented by the automotive sector to minister Jacqueline Cramer of Infrastructure and the Environment. It resulted in the start-up of the scheme on 29 May 2009.