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April 08, 2021   |

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Remanufacturing of Diesel Engines, Components Key Part of Circular Economy, Saving Energy, Reducing Waste

Value to Customers, Society of Remanufacturing Operations Recognized on April 8, Global Reman Day

April 8, 2021 (WASHINGTON, DC) The remanufacturing of heavy-duty diesel engines and their components provides significant value to customers, the economy and society at large, and are recognized today, designated as Global Remanufacturing Day, according to the Diesel Technology Forum.  

“Heavy-duty diesel engines and their components are high-value investments, designed with reliability and durability in mind to last thousands of hours or go hundreds of thousands of miles.  Built into their design from the ground up is detailed consideration of the value throughout the full life cycle of the product, and that includes remanufacturing,” said Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, a not-for profit association representing diesel engine and equipment makers, components, emissions control and fuel suppliers. 

“Remanufacturing has become an important part of engine manufacturers businesses and their relationship with their dealers, distributors and customers, making it one of the lesser well known but valuable attributes of diesel engines, and an increasingly important one as customers evaluate lifecycle costs of ownership as new fuels and technologies enter the marketplace.  Global Reman day is a great way to recognize this important but often lesser-known aspect of the heavy-duty industry, and we recognize DTF member companies who are holding events at their plants and locations around the country today,” noted Schaeffer.

Automotive and diesel parts remanufacturing is expected to see steady growth up until the year 2024 according to market research firm Persistence Market Research.

At certain lifecycle and usage intervals, diesel engines can be rebuilt with new internal components such as bearings, valves, cylinder liners and rings to manufacturer performance specifications of the original product.  Worn components are made of valuable metals which are themselves recyclable.  Producing new products requires a certain amount of raw materials and energy.  Remanufacturing uses significantly less raw materials like iron ore, aluminum and other metals, and overall less energy, which also means fewer greenhouse gas emissions. 

Remanufacturing is a standardized industrial process by which engine cores are returned to same-as-new, or better, condition and performance.  The process is in line with specific technical specifications, including engineering, quality, and testing standards.  The process yields fully warranted products.  An industrial process is an established process, which is fully documented, and capable to fulfill the requirements established by the remanufacturer.

To learn more about the remanufacturing of heavy-duty diesel engines and components, visit some of the leaders in remanufacturing:

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About the Diesel Technology Forum

The Diesel Technology Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diesel engines, fuel, and technology. Forum members are leaders in clean diesel technology and represent the three key elements of the modern clean-diesel system: advanced engines, vehicles and equipment, cleaner diesel fuel and emissions-control systems.  For more information visit http://www.dieselforum.org.

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