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Organisation and stakeholders

ARN was founded in 1995 as “Auto Recycling Nederland” by four parties in the automotive sector, namely BOVAG, RAI Vereniging, Stiba and FOCWA. 

Autodemontage De Populier, Gerrit van der Hoeven

A sector initiative

ARN was set up by the sector itself and not by the Netherlands’ government. From its inception, the objectives have been compliance with European standards and making car dismantling and recycling as sustainable and complete as possible.

Each of the four market parties in the automotive sector, BOVAG (dealer companies), RAI Vereniging (importers), Stiba (vehicle-dismantling companies) and FOCWA (body-repair companies), provides a director to Stichting Auto & Recycling.

Organisation chart

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The founders of ARN 

BOVAG is the Netherlands’ sector association for mobility. Some 8,000 entrepreneurs are members, varying from car dealers and rental companies to traffic-training courses, and from auto body shops to filling stations. BOVAG is also a quality hallmark. Affiliated BOVAG entrepreneurs/members offer their customers worry-free mobility.
BOVAG is the Netherlands’ sector association for mobility. Some 8,000 entrepreneurs are members, varying from car dealers and rental companies to traffic-training courses, and from auto body shops to filling stations. BOVAG is also a quality hallmark. Affiliated BOVAG entrepreneurs/members offer their customers worry-free mobility.
FOCWA is an acronym for the Dutch federation of entrepreneurs in body and vehicle construction and related companies. As a sector association, FOCWA is committed to greater safety through craftsmanship in auto body repairs. More than 1,100 auto body shops are affiliated to it.
FOCWA is an acronym for the Dutch federation of entrepreneurs in body and vehicle construction and related companies. As a sector association, FOCWA is committed to greater safety through craftsmanship in auto body repairs. More than 1,100 auto body shops are affiliated to it.
The RAI Vereniging represents the interests of more than 700 manufacturers and importers of cars and other vehicles. Suppliers of parts and garage equipment are also affiliated.
The RAI Vereniging represents the interests of more than 700 manufacturers and importers of cars and other vehicles. Suppliers of parts and garage equipment are also affiliated.
Stiba is the sector association and advocate of companies that are certified for the dismantling of cars and other vehicles. Stiba membership guarantees that the member company complies with the requirements for permits, guarantees and quality.
Stiba is the sector association and advocate of companies that are certified for the dismantling of cars and other vehicles. Stiba membership guarantees that the member company complies with the requirements for permits, guarantees and quality.

The ARN organisation

An important change was made to the organisation in 2021. The Stichtingen (foundations) that form the basis of ARN were split, so that a differentiation could be made between car recycling and battery recycling. These are now Stichting Auto Recycling and Stichting Autobatterij Recycling. They help car importers by assuming producer responsibilities. Among other reasons, the split was necessary because different regulations apply to the recycling of cars and car batteries.

Stichting Autorecycling Holding

Stichting Auto Recycling and Stichting Autobatterij Recycling are parts of Stichting Auto Recycling Holding. The directors of the latter are Olaf de Bruijn (RAI Vereniging), Guus van Dreven (FOCWA), Peter Niesink (BOVAG) and Martijn Traas (Stiba).

Stichting Auto Recycling is the sole shareholder of ARN Auto Recycling Nederland B.V. The Supervisory Board of ARN Auto Recycling Nederland B.V. plays a key role in the continuous improvement of ARN’s offering and services. The Supervisory Board comprises Peter Janssen (chairman), Gerrit Mastenbroek and Marinke Wijngaard.

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