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.
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.
The founders of ARN
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 Gerrit Mastenbroek (chairman) and Marinke Wijngaard.