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Ford ‘takeback’ network expands to 25 sites

The Ford network of 'takeback' and treatment facilities currently being established to meet the European Commision's End of Life Vehicles (ELV) directive, has now grown to 25 sites across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Earlier this year Ford announced a plan to meet ELV legislation and it is now the first company in the automotive sector to establish 'takeback' points in all four countries of the UK.

Working in partnership with Cartakeback Limited, Ford's newly-appointed sites will provide customers of the Ford group brands sold in the UK – Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Aston Martin and Mazda – with a free 'takeback' service for all ELVs from January 1, 2007.

This service will be available to the last owners of all Ford group brands qualifying vehicles that have reached the end of their lives when presented at a Ford-appointed facility.

All the Ford contracted sites are fully licensed by the Environment Agency as authorised treatment facilities. They also meet additional Ford professional quality standards for the receipt, treatment and recovery of end of life vehicles and have been appointed with immediate effect.

Ford will increase the number of facilities in the network to meet the criteria set down in the UK ELV (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2005 in time for the August 31, deadline set by the Department of Trade and Industry.

Last owners of Ford Motor Company qualifying ELVs which were first registered on or after July 1, 2002, can now obtain free 'takeback' by contacting the Ford Customer Relationship Centre on 0845 8411111 or by e-mailing

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