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European Remanufacturing Resources

Common Definitions of Remanufacturing Vocabulary:


 APRA would like to support you in your daily fight to further develop the remanufacturing business. Together with CLEPA and FIRM, APRA has therefore published a flyer for the remanufacturing business in Europe.

The flyer contains information about the ecological and social advantages of a remanufacturing part including the definition of itself and the definition of a core. 

These definitions are supported by all relevant European automotive associations, which is a milestone for our industry.

As our member you are invited to use these flyers for your communication. You can order the flyer (free of charge - max. quantity 100) by sending an email to

We are looking forward to receiving your response to this action.


To download this flyer- please click here. 


Remanufacturing as Best Practice of the Circular Economy:


A Position Paper of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturing Association- Europe'


Key Messages:

  • Remanufacturing is an essential part of the automotive aftermarket with growing relevance in the future.
  •  A remanufactured product is a best value proposition for the end customer.
  • Remanufacturing is sustainable and reduces CO2eq at lower costs to the consumer.
  • Remanufacturing is the best practice of circular economy but needs political support.
  • The importance of circular economy for the automotive aftermarket.

To read and download the Position Paper pdf file- please click here.


Using the Correct Words is the First Step to be Successful in the Remanufacturing Industry:


APRA Europe published an overview of relevant terms with are frequently used in connection with the remanufacturing business. In this document they are defined and distinguished from each other.


Please click here to download the Remanufacturing Terminology. 


APRA has also published an overview of the remanufacturing terms and translations to develop remanufacturing markets around the world.


 Please click here to download the Overview. 

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