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Environmental benefits of reman

We take responsibility, not only for our partners but also for the environment

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.

BORG Automotive Reman - a major driving force in remanufacturing

Seventy years ago, the remanufacturing industry did not exist, and defective units were regarded as scrap. Metal could be re-melted for the steel industry, but all other materials were put into refuse dumps with other household appliances at the risk of poisoning the groundwater and damaging the environment. 

Fortunately, much has changed, and we are proud that our way of doing business benefits a cleaner environment and that BORG Automotive Reman, for more than 40 years, has been a major driving force within the European remanufacturing industry.

Continuous improvement for a greener environment 

We work together with our partners to minimse the climate impact, and we constantly strive to reduce our CO2 emissions and material consumption. Going forward to 2030, we have the ambition to reduce our GHG emissions from in-house production by 30%.

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