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The Remanufacturing Industries Council is an ANSI-accredited standards developer. We are in the process of developing an American National Standard for the process of remanufacturing in order to promote the understanding and grow the reputation of the remanufacturing industry, and to put our industry in a stronger position in international discussions on standards that will affect our products. This standard will define and provide a benchmark for remanufacturing and establish technical specifications that characterize the remanufacturing process and differentiate it from other practices.
Over the last several months, RIC has sent notices to a large number of remanufacturers and other stakeholders in the US inviting them to participate in the process of developing this important standard by applying to serve as a member of the Consensus Body. This group will shortly begin work on reviewing the draft standard and providing input on its content. Those not participating in the Consensus Body will have an opportunity to submit comments on the standard during the public review process.
If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact RIC’s Executive Director using the information listed elsewhere on this page.
The 2015 Remanufacturing Industry Roundtable (“Leading Remanufacturing to the Next Level”) will be hosted by Nextant Aerospace in Cleveland on September 2 and 3. This event promises to be a great learning and networking opportunity, as leaders from the remanufacturing world discuss common goals and challenges for the industry and share their experiences in promoting the reputation and credibility of remanufacturing within their companies, with the public and with government organizations. The event will include a tour of Nextant’s aircraft remanufacturing facility.
Join your colleagues from all sectors of the remanufacturing world for this important event.
More information on the agenda, registration and hotel accommodation will be available soon. Check this website or contact RIC’s Executive Director for the latest information.
Remanufacturing is a comprehensive and rigorous industrial process by which a previously sold, worn, or non-functional product or component is returned to a “like-new” or “better-than-new” condition and warranted in performance level and quality.
Remanufacturing is not the same as “recycling” or “repairing”.
Some of the most commonly remanufactured product categories are:
The US is the world’s largest producer, consumer and exporter of remanufactured products. In its 2012 report, the U.S. International Trade Commission estimated that that the value of US remanufactured production had reached $43 billion by 2011, supporting approximately 180,000 full-time jobs (Remanufactured Goods: An Overview of the U.S. and Global Industries, Markets, and Trade. U.S. International Trade Commission, October 2012).
While the United States and Europe have accounted for the bulk of remanufacturing activities and associated trade for many years, other countries have been rapidly developing their own remanufacturing industries.
A lack of awareness of remanufacturing and its benefits by dealers, customers and policymakers remains a major obstacle to growth of the industry.
Some of the benefits of remanufacturing include: