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Salvage and vehicle recycling firm Synetiq has added ten new transporters to its fleet as it continues its expansion into the recovery market.

The move is part of a wider strategy to invest in the logistics arm of the Doncaster-based company, which has also seen the recent appointment of James Brown in the newly created role of head of transport. Before joining Synetiq Brown held senior roles at Amazon and DFS.

The transporters, which will hit the road next week, have been purpose built by Belle Trailers and designed to meet Direct Vision Standard requirements.

Synetiq said that its logistics team worked closely with Belle Trailers to design the bespoke transporters to meet the business’s requirements. Beginning with a basic salvage specification, the bodies were modified with the aim of making each job safer and easier for drivers, customers and other road users.

Four-way cameras were installed to cover drivers’ blind spots, with additional sensors providing an additional warning.

Large, fluorescent warning signs have also been fitted to blind spot areas to warn other road users.

Synetiq said it is also planning to upgrade its entire fleet with the same technology.

The new vehicles, which are powered by a DAF CF340 FAR tractor, represent a “seven figure investment” and bring the total number of vehicle transporters in the fleet to more than 100.

Synetiq was created by the merger of Motorhog, Car Transplants, FAB Recycling and DH Systems in March last year, making it the UK’s largest dismantler and second largest salvage company.

The firm, which employs 570 staff, operates from 16 sites across the UK and offers dismantling, salvage, replacement parts and support services to customers including insurance firms and company fleets.