RIC members will now have an opportunity to certify their remanufacturing prowess with a new three-tier accreditation process tied to the ANSI standard that was passed in 2017.
The first tier (Level 1 Compliant) is free for any RIC member and requires self-regulation. Level 2 Verified requires a desktop-level certification process completed remotely by a third party. Applicants must present the proper documentation that shows their reman programmes are following the ANSI standard. The top tier (Level 3 Certified) includes an on-site visit from a third-party validator who will review reman processes to make sure they follow ANSI guidelines throughout the entire product lifecycle. Once certified at this level, RIC members can prove to customers that they meet the same quality and safety standards as OEMs.
RIC members can apply for Level 1 Compliant today. Level 2 Verified and Level 3 Certified will be available by January 2020.
Jena Holtberg-Benge, general manager of John Deere Reman, said that her company is currently going through the process for Level 2 Verified - while Bill Davies of Davies Office will start Level 3 Certified soon. Both companies hope to share their experiences with RIC to help streamline and optimise the accreditiation process.