About the Remanufacturer of the Year Award


ReMaTecNews’ Remanufacturer of the Year Award is the most prestigious honour in automotive and commercial vehicle remanufacturing. Founded in 2005 and now in its 12th year, the prize is given to a person or business that has served automotive or heavy duty remanufacturing with particular distinction. Over its lifetime the award has celebrated the achievements of some of the reman industry’s preeminent names. Within the industry it is considered a major accolade.

At a time when green issues, conservation of resources, recycling and environmental responsibility are at the forefront of public concerns, the award is intended to highlight the huge commercial and environmental benefits of remanufacturing.

The ReMaTec team is very proud to announce that this year the most prestigious award in the industry will contain a new set-up. Competing in categories, the RotY awards 2018 will honour individuals and companies deemed to have served in the remanufacturing sector with distinction.

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New categories RotY awards 2018

1.The best Reman Process Optimisation: In this technical category we will zoom into reman processes and award companies with e.g. Innovative cleaning technologies, state of the art end-of-life testing, high end core sorting procedures etc.   

2.The best Reman Business Innovation: In this category we will look into disruptive business models towards remanufacturing. The winner of this category should be an inspiration to other remanufacturers. E.g. independent remanufacturers who managed to work with OE’s, remanufacturing as a service, etc. 

3.The best Reman Ambassador:  In this category we will honour an organization or individual that has signifiacntly contributed to the awareness and/or acceptance of remanufactured products. 
 

Application Procedure

Please read the following procedure carefully.

  1. Select the category of your choice
  2. This button will generate an e-mail, notifying the ReMaTec team of your interest. Press send or copy paste the content to your preferred e-mail client.
  3. The ReMaTec team will send you a RotY Application Form for the category of your choice.
  4. Submit the completed application form before Wednesday 26 June 2018 to a.helleman@rai.nl

Winners RotY Award 2017 Salvador Munoz Zarate, WABCO (left) and Peter Bartel, APRA Europe (right)

Winners RotY Award 2017

In an unprecedented move, Salvador Munoz Zarate and Peter Bartel have been jointly awarded the Remanufacturer of the Year 2017. The jury has given it to them for their tireless work in representing the European automotive remanufacturing industry in lobbying and advisory activities with the United Nations and European Commission. They were the driving force behind the industry’s declaration of common definitions and have together made a massive contribution to the greater understanding of the global remanufacturing sector by politicians and policy makers.

Congratulations to Salvador and Peter!

Award winners from previous years

2016: Rolf Steinhilper
2015: Søren Toft-Jensen, Borg Automotive
2014: Jack Stack, SRC Holding
2013: Alan Smart, ATP
2012: Doug Wolma, Meritor
2011: Philippe James, Remy Automotive Europe
2010: Francois Augnet, TRW
2009: Carsen Bücker, BU Drive Group
2008: Johan van Gerven, MRT Engines
2007: Martin Detzen, MD Rebuilt
2006: Alexander Schäfer, MS Motor Service Int.
2005: Jens Lindholm, Holger Christiansen

Previous winners RotY Award

Jury

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UK

Adam Hill
Chairman of the jury, Editor of ReMaTecNews UK


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Sweden

Erik Sundin
Senior Lecturer & associate Professor at Linköping University Sweden


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Germany

Volker Schittenhelm
Corporate Member of FIRM Brussels


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Germany

Fernand Weiland
Founder APRA's European Division


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Netherlands

Tessa van Vlaanderen
Co-Founder of Circular Futures USA


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Germany

Felix Feuerbach
Founder and Shareholder of Kemény Boehme & company Germany


Award Ceremony

Mark your calendar! The 2018 RotY Award ceremony is to take place during Automechanika Frankfurt at 12 September (to be confirmed)