ReMaTecNews ReVisits
  • 19 July, 2018

October 2004 The acquisition of Wealdstone Engineering in the UK signalled Caterpillar’s ambitions to expand its remanufacturing operation to Europe and beyond. In an interview with ReMaTecNews, Caterpillar’s head of reman services, Steve Fisher, ...

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Multiplying is better than just adding
  • 19 July, 2018

We can all do more for the remanufacturing sector if we are prepared to work together, says Volker Schittenhelm. And look at the success that collaboration has already brought to the industry… Oriental wisdom says: working alone means ‘adding’ – but ...

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Cer: To little free trade
  • 19 July, 2018

European remanufacturers have complained that barriers to trade are continuing even after free trade deals have been signed – with Brazil, Turkey and China singled out as particular culprits. This was one of the key findings from a European ...

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Bid to extend battery life
  • 19 July, 2018

Prolonging the battery life of electric buses and trucks is the aim of a new collaboration – in a move which could have significant implications for the future viability of electric vehicle (EV) remanufacturing. Research group the Fraunhofer ...

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Dex Joins Eaton
  • 19 July, 2018

Remanufacturing specialist DEX HeavyDuty Parts has become an authorised rebuilder for Eaton in North America. DEX currently employs 51 people at its remanufacturing centre in Advance, North Carolina. “We see this opportunity as an excellent way to ...

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Throwback Thursday: The RotY winner 2015 - Søren Toft-Jensen
  • 19 July, 2018

With the upcoming Remanufacturer of the Year award 2018, we are asking previous winners what to expect and what it takes to win this prestigious award. This week: the story of Søren Toft-Jensen. The former electrician subsequently began at Henley ...

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Detroit Reman appoints Lewallen
  • 05 July, 2018

Brian Lewallen has been made president of Detroit Reman. Currently director of service operations for parent company Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), he is tasked with “developing and executing innovative solutions” in reman and “contributing to ...

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BBB buys Turbo Supply
  • 05 July, 2018

The trend towards increasing consolidation in the reman sector has continued with automotive remanufacturer BBB Industries purchase of Turbo Supply, a US remanufacturer of turbochargers. Turbo Supply has a reman facility in Joplin, Missouri, and ...

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Europe diesel move by Nissan
  • 05 July, 2018

Nissan has become the latest car manufacturer to say it will gradually stop selling diesel cars in Europe. The softening demand seen by auto makers is a sign of concern from potential buyers at the restrictions that are set to hit various countries. ...

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The future is coming: Let's get ready!
  • 04 July, 2018

A plea for greater transparency between remanufacturers was among the key messages from the APRA Europe Symposium 2018. Adam Hill reports from Budapest. Legal issues, disruption on the horizon, and a request for more data sharing between ...

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ReMaTec supports turbine reman research
  • 04 July, 2018

New research supported by ReMaTec is to look into the feasibility and possibilities of remanufacturing wind turbines – a potentially lucrative area for reman. Netherlands-based sustainability research group ECN part of TNO will conduct the ...

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Turbo Power
  • 02 July, 2018

BorgWarner has set up a dedicated reman facility in a small city in south-west Poland. Adam Hill went to see what attracted the multinational turbocharger giant to Rzeszów. There are many reasons why companies choose to locate their operations where ...

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Batteries not included
  • 21 June, 2018

With sales of electric vehicles gathering pace, the automotive reman sector is checking out new opportunities. But, as Andrew Stone finds, remanufacturing batteries may not be that easy. Slow off the starting line, the global electric vehicle (EV) ...

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APRA Europe moves to the next level
  • 21 June, 2018

Chairman Daniel Koehler announced his strategy for APRA Europe during this year’s APRA European Symposium in Budapest. Key element is the establishment of APRA Ambassadors for distinct countries “If we consider aftermarket sizes across European ...

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CEC launches open circular economy database
  • 21 June, 2018

Not-for-profit networking group Circular Economy Club (CEC) has launched a global, open-sourced database. The aim is to allow people in the circular economy to find out more about what other advocates are doing and to connect with them more easily. ...

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Remanufacturer of the Year Awards - enter NOW!
  • 21 June, 2018

ReMaTec’s Remanufacturer of the Year (RotY) Award has been relaunched with three new categories which are designed to showcase the breadth of international remanufacturing operations. The three awards – rather than one overall trophy – are intended ...

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One day in your life
  • 21 June, 2018

By bringing together remanufacturing companies and the general public, the first Global Remanufacturing Day has set the standard for the celebration of reman in future years. There did not seem to be anything particularly special about the second ...

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Jasink: Reman must share data
  • 21 June, 2018

Thijs Jasink has called on his fellow remanufacturers to share information to help the industry solve common problems. At the APRA Europe Symposium 2018 in Budapest, Jasink, who is chief commercial of Alec Electronics, made a request for more data ...

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Felix Feuerbach accepts seat in Remanufacturer of the Year awards jury
  • 08 June, 2018

As you may know, the Remanufacturer of the Year awards have been restyled into 3 different categories. In addition, the jury panel has also gone through changes and we are very proud to introduce our newest jury member: Felix Feuerbach, who is happy ...

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The reman world is growing – and the RotY Award is expanding with it
  • 07 June, 2018

This year sees the renewal of the Remanufacturer of the Year awards programme, with three trophies up for grabs instead of the usual one. Adam Hill explains what has prompted this change, This year, things are changing. Make no mistake, the prestige ...

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Reman in the USA
  • 07 June, 2018

Remanufacturing in the USA: it’s a long way from its roots in farming but Navistar thinks that reman is the future – and the company has big plans for electricals and all-makes products going forward... ReMaTecNews US correspondent Denise Rondini ...

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The wall has fallen - now someone tell the customers
  • 07 June, 2018

On the face of it, the Chinese government’s decision to lift restrictions on using reman products for warranty repairs looks set to boost the industry - but things may not be that simple, finds ReMaTecNews’ Asia-Pacific correspondent Tim Maughan. And ...

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Remanufacturers are a special breed
  • 07 June, 2018

People in the remanufacturing industry are a special breed. They don’t take no for an answer. Remanufacturers need to think out of the box. In case there’s a lack of cores, they will find another way to source them. In case of restrictions - whether ...

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IAAF appoints Knox as vp
  • 07 June, 2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Terry Knox as its new vice president. Knox has been a Member of the IAAF Council since 2016, and is managing director of Belfast-based CD Group. He said his aim was to ensure that ...

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Erik Sundin accepts seat in Remanufacturer of the Year awards jury
  • 01 June, 2018

By expanding this year’s remanufacturer of the Year awards with brand new categories, the jury grows. Erik accepted to be seated on the jury. With an impressive track record in the circular economy and remanufacturing, Erik has a clear vision of what ...

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