What is Remanufacturing?

  • Remanufacture returns a used product to at least as new performance specification and gives the resultant product a warranty that is at least equal to that of a newly manufactured equivalent.
  • Reconditioning returns a product to a satisfactory working condition that may be inferior to the original specification and a gives a warranty less than the newly manufactured product.
  • Repair corrects specified faults in a product and gives a warranty less than the newly manufactured product that may not cover the entire product.
  • Recycle: Recovers materials for the original purpose or a new purpose.

Are you thinking about remanufacturing in your business?  Why not take a look at the Remanufacturing Competency Checklist, developed by the High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI) and SIR.  

Get in touch with us to find out more about the tool and to find out how we can help you progress to remanufacturing or improve your existing processes.

The video below features SIR Director, Dr Winifred Ijomah and showcases remanufacturing on a large scale at Herrenknecht in Germany, highlighting the benefits for both the OEM and the end customer.