What is Remanufacturing?

Remanufacturing is a comprehensive and rigorous industrial process by which a previously sold, leased, used, worn, or non-functional product or part is returned to a “like-new” or “better-than-new” condition, from both a quality and performance perspective, through a controlled, reproducible and sustainable process. Remanufacturing is not the same as “recycling,” “repairing,” or “refurbishing.”

Remanufacturing encompasses a wide variety of products which fall into twelve broad categories, called sectors. These include:

Aerospace
Automotive
Consumer Products
Electrical Apparatus
Heavy Duty Equipment
Information Technology
Locomotive Systems
Machinery
Medical Equipment
Office Furniture
Restaurant Equipment
Tires