The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) has launched a certification program that will help buyers purchase remanufactured products with as-new quality and warranty coverage.

The Manufactured Again certification program was launched at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo 2016 in Las Vegas. It is tied to two international quality standards: ISO 9001, which can be used by any organization regardless of its field of activity; and IATF 16949, a supplement to ISO 9001 specific to the automotive industry.

“Remanufacturing and new manufacturing are both standardized industrial processes, and both yield high-quality, fully-warranted products,” said John Chalifoux, COO of MERA. “Therefore, it makes sense that the Manufactured Again certification program is built on quality management standards that can be applied to both new and reman.”

CARDONE Industries, Inc., a remanufacturer of automotive parts, will be one of the first companies to use the Manufactured Again certification seal. “Remanufacturing delivers great value for today’s buyer,” said Michael Cardone III, Executive Vice Chairman of CARDONE. “Remanufactured parts have outstanding quality, they cost less to purchase, and they minimize the impact on the environment.”

In 2015, the US Congress passed the Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act, which requires Federal agencies to encourage the use of remanufactured vehicle components to maintain Federal vehicles where appropriate.

“The adoption of this bipartisan legislation and the launch of MERA’s Manufactured Again certification program demonstrate [that we are] advancing our members and their business interests, while also taking positive steps for consumers, buyers, and taxpayers,” the President and CEO of MERA's parent organisation said.

Find out more about remanufacturing and the Manufactured Again certification program at ManufacturedAgain.com and about MERA by emailing info@mera.org.

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