We close the

materials loop 

Welcome to the Foundation Auto Recycling Switzerland

Our website provides you with comprehensive information on the individual stages and the entire loop of vehicle recycling. We also provide you with legal bases and much information material which can be used as a basis for presentations and works or papers, or used as a simple information platform.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to getting in touch with you!

  • Owner

    Often, the car represents the second highest item of expenditure of a household after housing costs. For many, the purchase and possession of a vehicle is associated with emotions. The car is...

  • Vehicle recycler

    After the car has been used extensively (on average for 16 years) and is now no longer economically viable, it is treated by specialized car recyclers, i. e. it is drained of all fluids and its...

  • Shredder

    Great hammer mills (shredders) with up to 2 meters in diameter and a drive power of 800 to 3,000 hp hack vehicle bodies into fist-size pieces within a few seconds. The proportion of end-of-life...

  • Steel mill

    The metal scraps are valuable secondary raw materials from which the steelworks and smelters produce source material for new products. The two steel mills in Switzerland, Stahl Gerlafingen and Swiss...

  • Production

    Today, new vehicles must be recoverable to a minimum of 95 percent in Europe and Switzerland. The design and production of such a complex consumer good is a big challenge, as is its recycling....

  • Importer

    There has been no production of new vehicles in Switzerland for years. The new cars are brought into the country by official importers or via direct import. About 300,000 new passenger cars, 25,000...

  • Vehicle trade

    The Swiss car industry comprises 5,200 garages, of which 4,000 are organized in the Swiss professional automobile union (AGVS) with around 37,500 employees. The vehicle trade presents over 800,000 of...