Sendok Global Academy Sdn Bhd (hereafter referred to as Sendok Global Academy), owned by Eco-R (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Sendok Group, offers a special program that provides training on End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) processing, a skill that the training centre believes to be essential in the commercial vehicle industry. In view of the upcoming announcement of the revised National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2020, new policies and regulatory changes in regard to every segment of the automotive industry that include both “new and emerging tech,” are highly anticipated by the public. The NAP 2020 is expected to set revised laws on vehicle management systems, amongst others.
In accordance with this, Sendok Global Academy stresses on the importance of ELV Processing and has incorporated the training in their program. The ELV management and processing program prepares students on how to properly dispose of the parts of a commercial vehicle at the end of its life, lest they contribute to environmental problems such as air and water pollution. The success of the training program has been made possible by the technology and skill sets brought in from one of the top ELV processing companies in Japan, Eco-R Japan, the parent company of Eco-R Malaysia. The skill set one acquires from ELV training will also be an added advantage as it is required for the Automotive Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) license. Mr Cho Chee Seng, one of the ATF trainers at Sendok Global Academy, told Asian Trucker: “With the expertise of used vehicle dealer Sendok Group, along with that of used parts trader Eco-R Malaysia, the ELV program will prove to be an upcoming trend and soon-to-be an industry of its own once the policy is implemented in the near future.” Cho believes that ELV training is the future of the industry, and trusts that this will propel the academy to new heights. “ELV management is a business, and here at Sendok Global Academy, we will ensure all technicians are equipped with the knowledge that will prove useful in the coming years. This is the vision of Sendok Global Academy.”
The ELV management process is carried out at the end of the vehicle’s lifespan, after some 20 years, and proper disposal of the components is vital in preventing environmental pollution. The ELV management and processing program was first set in motion in Europe in 2000–the Directive on End-of Life Vehicle 2000/53/EC was the first EU waste directive that introduced the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility and setting clear quantified targets for the reuse, recycling and recovery of ELVs and their parts. Japan followed in Europe’s footsteps shortly after, and the Japanese Automobile Recycling Law was put in effect in 2005.
The ELV management and processing program will prove beneficial to the Malaysian economy in response to the expected policy on vehicle inspection. To ensure the success of the protocol would be to: (1) reduce car prices, (2) have vehicles workshops and the right facilities ready, (3) set regulations on spare part standard, and (4) offer incentives to vehicle owners for sending their vehicles for inspection. These steps would also increase public safety and keep older cars off the road.