News: Federation of Engine Re-Manufacturers voices green concerns
The president of the Federation of Engine Re-Manufacturers, Mr John Gray, has warned that end-of-life vehicle legislation could undermine the recycling potential of the remanufacturing sector.
Saturday, 16th December 2006
"Under current legislative proposals, vehicle manufacturers will be responsible for the disposal of End of Life Vehicles. This could lead to a conflict regarding the availability of essential core materials that the independent sector needs in order to deliver a wide range of remanufactured parts to the automotive aftermarket. It's only one of a growing number of threats that the remanufacturing sector faces in the next few years" he says. A recent SMMT report about remanufacturing was given a cautious welcome by the Federation, which felt it represented views that were strongly vehicle-manufacturer orientated. FER plans to use the remanufacturing sector's recycling qualities as the focus of a UK and international campaign to raise awareness about the services provided by its membership network. The membership also includes manufacturers and distributors of automotive components.