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Remanufacturing in the UK Report 2006

15 November 2006 #Reports Archive

Remanufacturing is the restitution of a failed or end-of-life component to as-new or better condition, with warranty to match.

The purpose of this work is to understand in greater depth the practice of remanufacturing in the UK automotive industry aftermarket. With relaxation of the Block Exemption, there have been incentives to locate cost-effective, quality alternatives to OE replacement parts. Remanufacturing has historically provided such a route in numerous component groups including engines, transmissions, rotating electrics, clutches, turbochargers, brake systems and a whole range of suspension, steering, hydraulic and other duties.

The research found that premium remanufacturers are recognised widely in their field, have strong customer relationships based on trust, and live or die by their quality reputation. They are not always large companies.

The current investigation has concentrated on finding the major operators associated with these components and identifying – by peer group approval – who are considered to be the prime operators in these sectors. Where possible, the companies – largely contract or independent operators, have been polled to understand the market and its value, the trends, opportunities for growth in the UK and elsewhere, and what actions the SMMT might take to assist growing businesses.

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