Belmont extends dismantling lines

Belmont Trading UK’s Kilwinning Plant is extending its dismantling lines to prepare for the disassembly of an increasing number of electric vehicle (EV) batteries (Li-Ion).

Scotland’s first fully functioning battery recycling plant currently recycles all types of domestic and industrial batteries, handling a large percentage of the UK’s battery recycling, and can handle up to 12000 tonnes of battery waste every year.

As the UK looks increasingly towards a future where the general automotive and industrial plant/equipment industries shift towards increasing its footprint in electric vehicle sales. Belmont has recently revamped its 25,000sqft recycling facility workspace, investing £300,000 on plant and equipment in conjunction to sort and shred thousands of batteries every day.

Jeff Bormann, managing director of Belmont Trading UK explained,‘The rising number of electric vehicles comes along with an increasing demand for Li-Ion batteries and we are already starting to work with the automotive and telecoms industry on its recycling strategies for these batteries.

‘Elements within these batteries such as cobalt and nickel are valuable, so it is economically worthwhile to recycle EV batteries. Whilst this can be quite a time and cost consuming process, it has to be planned properly, hence our move to adapt our industrial plant to prepare for the increase in EV battery numbers which we anticipate will increase markedly in the coming years.’