Black Holes
  • 08 November, 2018

Tunnel boring machine manufacturer Herreknecht has been perfecting the art of remanufacture for the past 20 years. But when it comes to pricing, there’s still some explaining to do, reports Kristina Smith. In the US capital, Washington DC, a series ...

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Brother in arms
  • 08 November, 2018

In 1993, Edgar Hetzel was working in one of the biggest rebuilders in Europe – Chrysler, Subaru and Toyota were customers -  as a workshop and technical manager. He brought his younger brother Ulrich (Uli), a business and computer science student, ...

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Mechanical moles
  • 08 November, 2018

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) is a mechanised tunnelling machine, a huge steel can or shield with a rotating cutter head at its front end which holds special tools for biting into the ground. Earth is transported from the cutter head, through the ...

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Passing a new milestone
  • 08 November, 2018

A major German trade association has released a new technical standards. These will give engine remanufacturers a major new tool to set themselves apart, Volker Schittenhelm explains. In accordance with its statutes, a fundamental purpose of the VDI ...

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ReMaTec backs symposium on automated and robotized remanufacturing
  • 08 November, 2018

An event to encourage equipment suppliers and academics to develop automated remanufacturing processes with the reman industry is to be held near Trier, Germany, on 20 March 2019. The symposium, organised by Fernand Weiland and Professor Dr. Wolfgang ...

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Talk about Passion
  • 08 November, 2018

Taiwan is yet to capitalise on the benefits of remanufacturing – but one organisation is trying to get people talking. Tim Maughan finds out why TCEN is flying the flag for reman in this island nation. In 2008, Taiwan’s manufacturing stood at 27.41% ...

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Viewpoint of Jon Toomey
  • 08 November, 2018

Glider trucks - a new cab-frame combined with a recycled and rebuilt powertrain - have been leading the conservationist movement of the trucking industry for more than a half-century. Glider assemblers serve as the important nexus in connecting new ...

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Who makes the next move?
  • 25 October, 2018

A memorandum of understanding on the circular economy between the European Union and China excluded any mention of remanufacturing. So, how significant is it for the reman sector? Ian Hal reads between the lines. The European Union and China ...

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The barn that BorgWagner built
  • 25 October, 2018

BorgWarner’s global aftermarket leadership team spent time out from business to get their hands dirty in support of a children’s charity. The company supports SOS Children’s Villages, set up for children who cannot live with their parents due to the ...

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Ten years of heavy duty reman
  • 25 October, 2018

North America Fuel Systems Remanufacturing - a joint venture between Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing and Bosch – has celebrated its tenth birthday. “We are proud to have produced over one million parts for the aftermarket industry, as well as ...

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ReMaTec goes east
  • 25 October, 2018

A brand new ReMaTec show – ReMaTec Asia – has been announced. The exhibition will take place annually from September 2019 in partnership with Chinese company Sinomachint and the CPRA ReMaTec is the biggest remanufacturing show in the world. But from ...

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De Sutter launches engine reman in Jamaica
  • 25 October, 2018

Dutch reman specialist De Sutter is to help launch an engine remanufacturing business in the West Indies. Jamaican Reman will be based in Kingston, Jamaica, and will be opened in January 2019. Jean-Paul Borsten, owner of De Sutter, told ReMaTecNews: ...

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All Change for MERA brand
  • 25 October, 2018

Reman trade body MERA, which rebranded itself as The Remanufacturing Association last year, has decided that it will be known from now on as MERA – The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing, saying that the name “better reflects the vision of the ...

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APRA Europe plays successful role
  • 11 October, 2018

Dear members and remanufacturers, Another vibrant edition of Automechanika in Frankfurt is over. We have all been very busy for months preparing our appearance and booths, maximising visibility, managing and reconciling all customer meetings. We can ...

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Cummins boss slams US trade war
  • 11 October, 2018

The boss of US engine maker and remanufacturer Cummins has slammed US president Donald Trump’s introduction of tariffs on Chinese goods. Tom Linebarger, chairman and chief executive of Cummins, used a New York Times opinion piece to say: “American ...

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Forty years on
  • 11 October, 2018

A giant of remanufacturing, Rolf Steinhilper has retired from Bayreuth University after a glittering career in the sector which he did so much to shape. Daniel Koehler, his former PhD student, offers an appreciation of reman’s ‘overlord’ This year ...

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No laughing Matter
  • 11 October, 2018

Remarkable, mega-impressive and inspiring…The three Remanufacturer of the Year 2018 Awards were handed out in Frankfurt last month – and RotY jury chairman Adam Hill explains why the judging panel reached their decisions ReMaTecNews’ Remanufacturer ...

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ReMaTec launches in Asia
  • 11 October, 2018

ReMaTecAsia launch A brand new ReMaTec show – ReMaTec Asia – has been announced. ReMaTec organiser RAI Amsterdam has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese reman trade association CPRA and Sinomachint, organiser of  the Auto Aftermarket ...

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ReMaTec revisits
  • 11 October, 2018

Fourteen years ago, the big topic on the agenda of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) was taking a ‘closer look at the remanufacturing industry’. In an admirably frank statement, the UK trade body said that, while it knew a lot ...

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Thijs Jasink wins Best Reman Ambassador
  • 27 September, 2018

Outstanding contributions to one or more of the following area(s): societal impact, service to the remanufacturing community and, scientific leadership are defining the Best Reman Ambassador of the year. Societal factors was one of the key factors ...

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Shine Reman wins Best Business Innovation
  • 27 September, 2018

Nestled in the heart of the Japanese mountains and founded in 1967, the town of Omachi is where the head office and SHINE factory are located. SHINE was originally started as an electrical service station in the countryside and now has become one of ...

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Spoilt for choice?
  • 27 September, 2018

When it comes to sourcing components, there is a lot of choice on the internet. But the potential legal fall-out from emissions regulations mean that engine remanufacturers must ensure they are protecting themselves, warns Volker Schittenhelm. The ...

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CE Finance guidelines issued
  • 27 September, 2018

Financial services groups ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank – all members of the FinanCE Working Group - have release guidelines on financing circular economy projects. The move could mean funding will become easier to get for reman and other businesses. ...

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Eaton expands aftermarket footprint
  • 27 September, 2018

Power management company Eaton has added Chalk’s Truck Parts in Houston to its North American authorised rebuilder programme, a scheme which allows local users to buy rebuilt transmissions from Eaton-approved outlets. It now has five members, all of ...

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