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Remanufacturing Resources

APRA would like to support you in your daily fight to further develop the remanufacturing business. Therefore we have created the publications shown below.

White Papers
Three Key Aftermarket Trends That Challenge Warehouse Distributors And Wholesalers:
A white paper co-produced by APRA Europe and ReMaTec (RAI Amsterdam)

Warehouse distributors and wholesalers face a number of challenges arising from increasing product quality as well as a rapidly-changing market environment and new customer habits. This white paper highlights key trends and at the same time proves how remanufactured parts can help overcome these business obstacles.

When looking at Europe’s vehicle population one must recognize that the average age of the current car fleet is constantly increasing. This trend can be traced to the persistent efforts of car manufacturers and their suppliers to create excellent products. However, what is an advantage for any car owner, tremendously changes the aftermarket game for distributors and wholesalers. ... more

To view the white paper, click here.

 
Position Papers
Remanufacturing As Best Practice Of The Circular Economy:
A Position Paper of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturer 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 for the consumer.
  • Remanufacturing is a best practice of circular economy but needs political support.

The importance of circular economy for the automotive aftermarket:
For service and maintenance of motor vehicles, the automotive industry has to provide the relevant spare parts to the aftermarket. These service parts have to be available for decades after the original parts were developed and produced. Market demands, even for older vehicles, quality spare parts ...

To read more and download the Position Paper PDF file click here:

 
Miscellaneous Publications
A Definition of Remanufacturing:
Remanufacturing Associations Agree on International Industry Definition

FRANKFURT, Germany – September 13, 2016. The remanufacturing industry, which specializes in sustainable manufacturing, announces today that six leading associations with members in the automotive sector have reached a common understanding of basic definitions associated with their industry. The move is a tremendous step forward in the industry’s quest to raise awareness and acceptance of remanufactured products.

The associations have converged on the following:
  • Definition of Remanufacturing Process
  • Definition of Core
  • Definition of Remanufactued Part
To read more and download the PDF file click here
 

Remanufacturing Terminology Definitions:
A dictionary of terms used in remanufacturing

Using the correct words is the first step to be successful in the remanufacturing industry.

APRA Europe has published an overview of relevant terms which are frequently used in connection with the remanufacturing business. In this document they are defined and distinguished from each other.
To view the PDF file click here.

 

Here is an example of the remanufacturing terms and translations to develop remanufacturing markets around the world:
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