Daimler stresses Design4Reman importance
- February 13, 2020
A senior Daimler executive has stressed the importance of Design4Reman as the German manufacturer goes forward. “The more we succeed in reusing components, the less energy and resources we will consume during the entire process,” says Andreas Jörg, responsible for remanufacturing and value parts & services, in an interview on Daimler’s website. “Our priority is therefore a high remanufacturing quota.
To achieve this, it is important for us to be involved in the early development phases of a vehicle so that our requirements are taken into account. Designing a new part so that it can be remanufactured is easier than subsequently adapting a finished product.” He says that independent testing organisation TÜV Süd has found that reconditioning a single remanufactured G281 truck transmission saves 445 kg of carbon dioxide and 7300 megajoules of energy compared with production of a new unit. “In other words: 11 trees would take 10 years to convert the CO2 saved by remanufacturing,” Jörg says.
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