Copart acquires green parts specialist

Vehicle remarketing and recycling business Copart UK has acquired Hills Salvage and Recycling (Hills Motors).

Hills Motors, which will become the centre of Copart’s green parts offering, is a well-respected family-owned business based in Skelmersdale. The company employs about 200 people and it is now run by Ian Hill, who will remain in place with the rest of the team.

Jane Pocock, CEO of Copart UK, said: “Hills is a perfect fit for our business. Hills is noted for developing long-term, stable relationships with clients and the culture – resourcefulness, reliability and logistical excellence – is perfectly aligned to the way we do things at Copart.

“Green parts is an important additional service for insurer and automotive clients. The Green Parts Specialist will be our independent brand in this market, providing a one stop shop for our customers.”

Ian Hill said: “In our discussions with the Copart team I was impressed with their vision for Hills and the determination to scale our market-leading green parts proposition. It’s a perfect combination as Copart have the vehicles and we have the infrastructure and know-how for dismantling. I am really excited about the future and the opportunity to scale the business as part of Copart.”