ERN, the recently established European Remanufacturing Network, is currently undertaking a major study of Europe’s remanufacturing industry and is inviting remanufacturers across the continent to participate. The deadline for submissions is August 30.
To get involved in the market study, interested parties should contact Olivia Bertham - firstname.lastname@example.org. Participation will involve a short telephone interview or completing a web-based questionnaire to collect information on the size of remanufacturing operations.
Organised and coordinated by CRR, the Centre for Remanufacturing and Reuse, in Aylesbury in the UK, the market study aims at mapping the current remanufacturing landscape in Europe for the first time as well as collecting information on remanufacturing practice and challenges.
"Remanufacturing is an undervalued part of the industrial landscape and an under-recognised part of the sustainable industry," CRR stated. "Activity to promote remanufacturing is currently undertaken at a sectoral level for some product sectors. In Europe, unlike in the recycling industry, cross-sectoral activities to facilitate knowledge transfer and promote the industry do not exist. Our major competitors, the US and China, already have a common vision and strategy for remanufacturing within their industrial landscape. Therefore, there is a real need for a European-level solution to encourage remanufacturing throughout Europe."