Who We Are

The CMS Group of companies was founded by Julian Grenville-Cleave in 1984 and has since grown to become one of the leading motor vehicle salvage and recycling specialists, with a wide and diverse range of services and expertise, driven forward by a strong, focused and professional management team.

Julian Cleave
  Julian Grenville-Cleave

As the company has grown and developed, we have made it our main focus to listen to and understand our business partner’s needs. All of our products and services have been developed with that in mind. We aim to deliver great products and services that deliver solutions to our clients. This is underpinned by innovative systems and processes, and delivered by experienced staff with a highly specialised skill set. We have recently undergone a complete restructure of all its operations, including bringing in an all new management team with a wealth of experience, and importantly, the incorporation from Cleave Motor Salvage to a Private Limited Company, under the name of CMS Vehicle Solutions Ltd.

In the course of our business we work with many notable organisations within the motor industry including insurance companies, manufacturers, fleet operators, and accident management companies. We have also been pro-actively involved with such notable training organisations such as Thatcham.

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Over recent years there has been significant development and growth in the company, including the opening of a HQ  and new showroom at Empire House. An ambitious overseas project in Malta, building and equipping of a state of the art ELV Centre. All this has placed us in strong position and given us a secure foundation to build and develop in the future.


Who We're With

As one of the UK's most respected salvage organisations, CMS has numerous valued trade and industry affiliations.

These include:

National organisations such as UPD (UK) Ltd to set-up and implement a unique parts distribution program. We are also contracted to a number of PLC and large national companies for the provision of services.

Thatcham - CMS are working in partnership with The Motor Insurers Repair Research Centre, Thatcham. For many years CMS have supplied accident damaged vehicles to Thatcham and recently they have been working with Thatcham with regard to the accreditation of Non manufacturer and recycled parts. The relationship CMS enjoys with Thatcham is unique in the industry and further reinforces the professionalism and respect other organisations have for CMS.

Autoglass – CMS also supply the countries leading motor vehicle glass replacement company, Autoglass, with vehicles for their training school. This has tremendously enhanced the skills of their productive staff to ensure the quality of the service they supply to their customers.

British Vehicle Salvage Federation. – CMS are pleased to be associated with the work of the BVSF.

Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association. – At CMS we are active members of the MVDA.

Automotive Recyclers Association – CMS are members of the American based Automotive Recyclers Association.

Institute of Trading Standards – CMS are members of, and comply with, all Trading Standard requirements.


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