end-of-life vehicle processing


In recent years, recovery of car scrapping waste has undergone important technological changes. Years of economic crisis have indeed led to improvements in electric motor processing  and metal waste recovery processes, aimed at extracting fractions of quality materials from car-fluff and bulky scrap. Solutions to better optimise the profitability of vehicle shredding plants have been devised for those operations that were previously performed in a generic way through screening, deironisation as well as manual and eddy current separation. Minimizing material classification errors and making the recovery system more efficient have led to significant increases in profitability in the industry. The potential of metal recovery from end-of-life vehicles is also confirmed by data, as millions of tonnes of vehicles continue to be delivered to disposal and scrapping plants every year. The economic benefit goes hand in hand with an actual environmental advantage: recovering secondary raw materials reduces the overall impact of landfill transfer.

Panizzolo Recycling’s end-of-life vehicle processing plants are complete, turnkey solutions. The motor vehicle recycling system is based on a customisable process, from shredding metal scrap with hammer mills through to complete refining of output metal granules. Refining car scrapping fluff, a particularly difficult compound to be effectively separated due to the variety of its elements, is also very important. Lighter parts like rubber, plastic and fabric waste account for almost 90% of total waste. The heaviest part is made up of materials that cause significant wear such as glass, iron and steel, for which our team has fine-tuned special anti-wear alloys.

Thanks to new automated industrial-scale processes, car scrapping plants, body shops, crushing plants and iron and steel companies can make use of highly efficient recycling systems for electric motor recovery, processing of car-fluff and other automotive parts.

Output metal granules fall within the parameters of secondary raw materials established by the European Union (Reg. EU 333/2011 – Reg. EU 715/2013). Aluminium, copper and steel are separated without any losses in inert materials.


Simple and intuitive, Panizzolo Recycling software was designed to assist the end user in all metal waste refining stages and monitor processes even remotely.

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Metal waste refining processes are designed to maximise production and curtail manufacturing and maintenance costs. Respecting the environment, satisfying and helping our customers with tangible solutions is our mission!

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