Resource: Product Group Report: Remanufacturing in the railway industry
The rail sector has a tradition of maximising cost efficiency by reusing components and vehicles wherever possible. (This 2006 report has been updated for 2009.)
Wednesday, 7th February 2007
Remanufacture is seen as a vital tool for reducing the cost of regular heavy overhaul, and most components will be remanufactured rather than replaced. Rolling stock has been designed with a lifetime of 30-40 years, and as such will go through several cycles of remanufacture, either in full or in part. A well developed network of remanufacturers and maintenance depots exists to service the sector, consisting of both OEMs and third parties. The future will depend largely on the prosperity of the rail system and government transport policy but there is no doubt remanufacture will continue to be of great importance.
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