News: Automotive parts with sustainable benefits
Remanufactured automotive products create jobs, conserve up to 85% material/energy, have a huge positive impact on the greenhouse effect and significantly reduce costs for end users.
Thursday, 27th September 2012
Approximately 10% of the current automotive spare-parts aftermarket consists of refurbished parts. The availability of remanufactured parts from alternators to wiper motors is constantly on the rise. The European automotive remanufacturing business is worth approximately 10 billion euros in retail sales. A remanufactured part functions the same as the original part. It is refurbished from an existing part (core), using standardized industrial processes in line with specific technical specifications. A remanufactured part comes with the same warranty as a new part, is given a part number and is clearly identifiable as a remanufactured part. Remanufacturing has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions in the EU 27 by 400 kilotons. This is the equivalent to saving 170 million litres of gasoline or reducing emissions of 200,000 cars per year. It is also comparable to the absorption capacity of 30,000 hectares of forest per year (more than the size of Frankfurt). Remanufacturing conserves up to 85% material/energy compared to the production of new parts. Millions of tons of raw materials are saved each year. Compared to new parts, remanufactured parts are not only more economical, but significantly contribute to the improvement of the global environment. Compared to repaired and used parts, they are far superior in quality and availability in many ways. Remanufactured parts are simply the best choice. For more details, please go to external web link.
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