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February 13, 2020 eConnection
February 13, 2020  

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APRA President Joe Kripli with Tim Clarey of Bostech

Joe Kripli, President of APRA presents Tim Clarey, Vice President of Sales for Bostech representing Bostech with the Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year Award for 2020. The Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year Award is given to a company or individual who has demonstrated innovative ways to create and grow a successful business model and, in the process, supported industry efforts to advance the science of remanufacturing.


24 MARCH 2020


  • Special feature for the remanufacturing community:
    Remanufacturing of composite materials
    (presentation of solutions and workshop by the FiberEUse project team)

  • Ordinary General Assembly of APRA Europe AISBL
    (members only)

  • APRA Europe reception and welcome get-together networking
    (get-together with industry experts and free drinks, snacks for registered visitors)

25 MARCH 2020


  • Symposium(lectures with networking breaks)
  • APRA Europe Dinner

26 MARCH 2020


  • Factory tour at Knorr-Bremse TruckServices
  • Factory tour at ZF

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Automechanika Partnership

In collaboration with the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA), Automechanika Frankfurt will be presenting this diverse theme as part of a special ‘Automechanika Remanufacturing Day’.

Automechanika has entered into a partnership with the international Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA). APRA, which was established in the USA in 1941, is the only global association for companies in the automotive remanufacturing sector. 120 of the association’s approx. 600 member companies can be found in Europe, where they are served by Brussels-based APRA Europe. APRA represents the interests of the remanufacturing industry and plays a key role in ongoing efforts to achieve a circular economy. Remanufacturing offers tremendous ecological benefits and delivers good value as an alternative to new products.

According to Olaf Mußhoff, Director of Automechanika Frankfurt: “With APRA we have secured an expert partner that is one of the most important organisations in the remanufacturing sector. In a time where climate change and environmental protection are of such concern, the circular economy and remanufacturing are more important than ever.”


To raise the profile of this theme at Automechanika Frankfurt, a green remanufacturing logo has been developed that will now be placed directly on stands to identify exhibitors offering relevant products. Starting in mid-July, it will be possible to find out about these exhibitors online on the Automechanika Frankfurt website under the ‘Special Interest – Remanufacturing’ label in the exhibitor search. Before this feature goes online, the APRA association and Automechanika Frankfurt will assess the exhibiting companies according to a specific set of criteria.

Visitors will also be able to find out about the latest developments in the industry in specialist presentations being given on ‘Automechanika Remanufacturing Day’, which is making its debut as part of the Automechanika Academy. Experts and industry insiders can look forward to captivating discussions with participants followed by excellent networking opportunities.

Remanufacturing: Sustainable and resource-friendly
Remanufacturing is a standardised industrial process in which car parts are rebuilt to a state as good as or even better than the original with equivalent performance. The process ensures that all technical specifications – including design, quality and testing standards – are satisfied. As a result, an industrially remanufactured part also comes with the same guarantee as a new part, whereby the remanufactured part is clearly identified as such and the name of the remanufacturer is provided.

This is also good for the climate and the environment, because remanufacturing reduces CO2 emissions by millions of tonnes worldwide every year. Dr. Daniel C. F. Köhler, Chairman of APRA Europe, welcomes the new partnership with Automechanika: “Remanufacturing is without a doubt one of the most sustainable businesses of the modern economy: compared to manufacturing new parts, remanufacturing uses nearly 90 percent less material, reduces COemissions by over 70 percent and requires 55 percent less energy.”

Automechanika Frankfurt will take place from 8 to 12 September 2020.

Reman Day
World Remanufacturing Summit 2020 Mar 2-3, 2020;
Milan, Italy
ConExpo Mar 10-14, 2020;
Las Vegas, NV, USA
APRA European Symposium Mar 24-26, 2020;
Prague, Czech Republic
Trucking Show Mar 26-28, 2020;
Louisville, KY, USA
Reman Day

April 9, 2020


INA/PAACE automechanika

July 22-24, 2020

Mexico City

Automechanika September 8-12, 2020;
Frankfurt, Germany
BigR Show October 10-13, 2020;
Nashville, TN, USA
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