India’s first automated vehicle recycling unit went on stream in April 2018 according to industry sources. The unit spread over five acres at Greater Noida, UP, was set by Mahindra & Mahindra through a joint venture with a government owned company MSTC. Capable of recycling not just cars, but also old trucks, buses and consumer durables, the unit was set up at Greater Noida because of the large aging population of vehicles in the region mention sources. Born out of an equal partnership between Mahindra Accelo and MSTC under a joint venture company called CERO, the recycling unit is claimed to buy vehicles directly from owners and at auctions. Evaluating vehicles and recycling steel, batteries, electronics, engine parts and other metals, etc., the company is said to be chalking out plans to expand operations with five more facilities at different locations including a unit at Panvel, in Navi Mumbai by March next year. Using world-class equipment and processes to recycle vehicles, CERO is said to ensure zero damage to the environment.

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