In collaboration with the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA), Automechanika Frankfurt will be presenting this diverse theme at the fair and at the special ‘Automechanika Remanufacturing Day’ on 15.9.2021.
In a time where climate change and environmental protection are of such concern, the circular economy and remanufacturing are more important than ever
Automechanika Remanufacturing Day
Visitors will also be able to find out about the latest developments in the industry in specialist presentations being given on ‘Automechanika Remanufacturing Day’, which is making its debut as part of the Automechanika Academy. Experts and industry insiders can look forward to captivating discussions with participants followed by excellent networking opportunities.
Remanufacturing at the fair
To raise the profile of this theme at Automechanika Frankfurt, a green remanufacturing logo has been developed that will identify exhibitors offering relevant products. Starting in mid-July, it will be possible to find out about these exhibitors online on the Automechanika Frankfurt website under the ‘Special Interest – Remanufacturing’ label in the exhibitor search.
Before this feature goes online, the APRA association and Automechanika Frankfurt will assess the exhibiting companies according to a specific set of criteria.
What is Remanufacturing?
Remanufacturing is a standardised industrial process in which car parts are rebuilt to a state as good as or even better than the original with equivalent performance. The process ensures that all technical specifications – including design, quality and testing standards – are satisfied. As a result, an industrially remanufactured part also comes with the same guarantee as a new part, whereby the remanufactured part is clearly identified as such and the name of the remanufacturer is provided.
Sustainable and resource-friendly
This is also good for the climate and the environment, because remanufacturing reduces CO2 emissions by millions of tonnes worldwide every year. Compared to manufacturing new parts, remanufacturing uses nearly 90 percent less material, reduces CO2 emissions by over 70 percent and requires 55 percent less energy.
The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA), which was established in the USA in 1941, is the only global association for companies in the automotive remanufacturing sector. 120 of the association’s approx. 600 member companies can be found in Europe, where they are served by Brussels-based APRA Europe. APRA represents the interests of the remanufacturing industry and plays a key role in ongoing efforts to achieve a circular economy. Remanufacturing offers tremendous ecological benefits and delivers good value as an alternative to new products.