Looking for innovation? You’ve come to the right place
- May 22, 2017
Rematec 2017 is a celebration of excellence: as well as the coveted trophy for Remanufacturer of the Year, it will also see the launch of the Innovation Award.
The Rematec InnovationLAB concept was one of the hits of the show when it was launched at Rematec 2015. Bringing together the most innovative launches, trends and developments into one central space on the exhibition floor provided the perfect environment for visitors seeking inspiration. The platform was designed to enable exhibitors and visitors to share their knowledge and experiences in an environment rich with pioneering products and revolutionary ideas. At Rematec 2017, the InnovationLAB concept will be expanded further with demonstrations. This year there will be a demonstration of additive manufacturing, aimed at solving technical puzzles with scanning, reverse engineering and 3D printing of parts which are missing, hard to get hold of – or simply no longer available anywhere. In the same spirit of enquiry, the InnovationLAB will also be the place to come if you want to discuss the challenges you face in your day-to-day business with reman professionals who have vast experience. Our Meet the Expert sessions (see p15) will be ‘coffee table’ affairs in a small, informal setting where you can ask for insight on the topics which face most SME remanufacturers from all over the world face nowadays.
Rematec Innovation Award
In addition to all this, ReMaTec is proud to announced the launch of a new excellence programme. The winner of the inaugral Innovation Award will be announced at the show, shining a light on the best and brightest products and services anywhere in the remanufacturing industry. Nynke Lipsius-Mulder, domain manager Rematec, RAI Amsterdam, says: “The ReMaTec Innovation Award is something that we are particularly proud of because it rewards originality and practicality as well as sustainability – all things that are core to reman.” For a heads-up on what is likely to be in the running, keep an eye on the Innovations and New Products section on the Rematec website in the run-up to the show. www.rematec.com/innovations-and-new-products/
Remanufacturer of the Year 2017
One of the highlights of the show’s opening ceremony will be the award of the Rematec Remanufacturer of the Year 2017. Last year’s winner Rolf Steinhilper, who has announced his retirement from the University of Bayreuth, will be at the show. “This award represents the peak of my career in remanufacturing,” Steinhilper said after being honoured for his many contributions to the reman sector over a lifetime of academic research. No doubt he will be as keen as anyone to see which person (or company) will succeed him as the 13th winner of the title - the Oscars of the reman industry. One thing is for sure: the winner will have convinced the judges of high achievement in technical excellence, commitment to quality, impact on the reman industry and customer service.