The Federation of Engine Remanufacturers, (FER) says the UK is leading the remanufacturing industry after six associations recently reached a common understanding of key industry terminology.
In a recent meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, six industry associations agreed on the common understandings designed to raise awareness and acceptance of remanufactured products. In the UK, the FER agreed on such definitions more than 20 years ago as outlined in BS AU 257: 2002 Code of practice for remanufacture of spark and ignition engines, to which every member must work and there are checks to ensure they comply.
The European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA), Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA), Automotive Parts Remanufacturers National Association (ANRAP), European Organisation for the Engine Remanufacture (FIRM) and Remanufacture Committee of China Association of Automobile Manufactures (CPRA) are among the major associations that are united on the definitions.
Key definitions have been resolved for: ‘remanufacturing process’, ‘core’ and ‘remanufactured part’, with the latter already agreed upon for some time within Europe.