Environmental benefits of remanufacturing
At BORG Automotive Reman, we take responsibility not only for our partners but also for the environment. We are proud to grow our business using a circular business model that significantly reduces CO2 emissions and energy emissions and saves on raw materials compared to manufacturing the original automotive part.
Remanufacturing is a significant contributor to a circular economy, where as much material as possible is given new life, and as little as possible goes to waste.
Remanufacturing extends the product’s life span by bringing a defective product to the same standard as it was when it was first manufactured. Letting it undergo a process that aims to recover most of the material - without compromising the quality. Consequently, the environmental impact is also minimised.
Remanufacturing saves, on average, 96% of the raw materials used in manufacturing the original automotive part. Based on the currently available data related to BORG Automotive reman product groups (starters and turbochargers). Furthermore, the CO2es are reduced by approximately 40% and the energy by approximately 38%. The transport capacity is more or less the same, with a reduction of 0.12%*
*Source: Weiland, Fernand J. (2012), European Automotive Remanufacturing. Technical Trends & Market Development, ed. Cologne, Germany: FJW Consulting
We are right now completing a comparable life cycle assessment for our 8 product groups of remanufactured automotive parts, to consider the potential benefits of remanufacturing regarding global warming and resource use.