We are building a UK recycling plant
to power a sustainable automotive industry


About LTS Transport Solutions

LTS Transport Solutions was established from the former Lohr UK which was the UK subsidiary of the French International Transport manufacturer Lohr Industries based in Strasbourg. LTS Transport Solutions activities are in the sales, repair, and maintenance of car carriers in the UK, Ireland, and Scandinavia. The UK business is headquartered in Sheerness, Kent where it operates a workshop called LTS Transport Solutions Commercial Services (LTSCS).

LTS Transport Solutions PTY is based in Durban, Republic of South Africa, where it is involved in the sale, maintenance, repair, and refurbishment of car carriers for the Southern and African Markets. LTS Environment South Africa manufacturers new waste bins and repairs old and existing waste bins that are used in the transportation of waste.

LTS’ Managing Director and Founder, Justin Michau, has worked in the automotive logistics field for over thirty years with experience in the sales of car carriers, workshops, and the implementation of infrastructure networks in the markets of the UK, Africa, Japan, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA.

After an international career spanning fifteen years with Lohr it was decided that Justin Michau would take over the former subsidiaries and hence he created LTS in the UK, and South Africa with workshops in both jurisdictions.

Justin Michau is now focused on closing the automotive logistics circle by repairing the car carriers that transport the new electric cars (EVs) and with LTS Environment to recycle the electric car batteries that are either involved in an accident or have come to the end of life.

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About the Advanced Propulsion Centre

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) collaborates with UK government, the automotive industry and academia to accelerate the industrialisation of technologies, supporting the transition to deliver net-zero emission vehicles.

Since its foundation in 2013, APC has funded 172 low-carbon projects involving 410 partners, working with companies of all sizes, and has helped to create or safeguard nearly 50,000 jobs in the UK. The technologies developed in these projects are projected to save over 297 million tonnes of CO2, the equivalent of removing the lifetime emissions from 12 million cars.

With its deep sector expertise and cutting-edge knowledge of new propulsion technologies, APC’s role in building and advising project consortia helps projects start more quickly and deliver increased value. In the longer term, its work to drive innovation and encourage collaboration is building the foundations for a successful and sustainable UK automotive industry.

In 2019 the UK government committed the Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) to accelerate the development of a net-zero vehicle supply chain, enabling UK-based manufacturers to serve global markets. ATF investments are awarded through the APC to support strategically important UK capital and R-n-D investments that will enable companies involved in batteries, motors and drives, power electronics, fuel cells, recycling, and associated supply chains to anchor their future.

For more information go to apcuk.co.uk or follow us @theapcuk on Twitter and Advanced Propulsion Centre UK on LinkedIn.

Our solution

Electric vehicle battery recycling plant in Dagenham, United Kingdom

opening end of 2025

Phase 1

The shredding plant

Ensure that we create no additional waste, create a circular economy around the strategical metals and protect our environment in our quest for carbon neutral economies.
Phase 2

Hydrometallurgical capabilities

Recover the cathode materials and metal salts to go back into the supply chain. The recycling efficiency will be 85% and include an electrolyte recovery step.

The aim

is to ensure that we create no additional waste, create a circular economy around the strategical metals and protect our environment in our quest for carbon neutral economies.

The primarily focus

of the plant would be electric vehicle batteries, however, would also provide for mobile phone and other batteries.
We desperately need more industry on the Island to replace those lost jobs, and with the rapidly growing move towards electric vehicles, in order to achieve Net Zero targets, an EV battery recycling plant will become increasingly important
Gordon Henderson MP
Member of Parliament

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