Charlton Recycled Autoparts Ltd was founded in 1971 although it's founder, Ron Charlton, had been dismantling cars in his garage for several years. The Company started in Sawston, Cambridge, and from the outset specialised in dismantling modern vehicles. In contrast to the decline of many local "Junk Yards", Charlton's commitment to development ensured it's growth into a modern professional vehicle recycler.
In 1977, having completed an apprenticeship as a Motor Vehicle Technician with Vauxhall Motors in Luton, Terry Charlton joined the company.
In 1979, under his management, the company constructed a three-storey warehouse and introduced many American methods into the business.
During the 1980's the company continued to develop and outgrew the Sawston site. As a result, Carlton Recycled Autoparts moved to a 4.5 acre premises with 36,000sq.ft of warehousing at Waterbeach.
In 1995 this move was completed.
Charlton's then introduced; mail order, van deliveries, and guarantees, and became a premier supplier of quality cleaned and tested secondhand parts.
In 2001 the business began to specialise in selling quality, guaranteed, cleaned and tested parts for Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Dodge, SmartCar and Chrysler/Jeep from their new premises in Thriplow.
After 26 years of trading Charlton's still operate to the same high standards as they did in 1971.
Charltons dismantle approx 300 vehicles each year and cover all models produced by their specialist brands, from the mid 90's to current year.
Charlton Recycled Autoparts Ltd is committed to environmentally sustainable methods of business. This commitment directs their use of recyclable materials and ensures that their methods minimise waste and pollution. Charlton’s take their responsibility to the environment seriously and firmly believe in the role they play in the recycling industry - helping to minimise the environmental effect of vehicle dismantling.
Charlton's have recently installed new depollution bays
They have specifically designed a safe and responsible workplace
Charlton's ensure they are conscientious in their methods
Charlton's staff are trained to meet the demands of their environmental code of practise
All of the vehicles that are handled by Charlton's undergo a stringent process of dismantling which ensures that all of the parts, including fluids, are correctly disposed of or recycled wherever possible. Charlton's methods are in strict adherence to the The European End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive (2000/53/EC).
These measures demonstrate Charlton's continuing dedication to the environment.
At Charlton Autoparts we make
every effort to safeguard our local environment as well as the wider environment.