ZF Aftermarket remanufactures a wide range of components from transmissions and clutches, through to parts for braking, steering and axle systems, for cars, commercial vehicles and motorcycles.
This is carried out under its OE quality brand portfolio which includes Sachs and TRW.
Martyn Houghton, Senior Manager IAM UK & Ireland, explained: “At ZF Aftermarket, remanufacturing is a key part of our business strategy. It’s not just an added extra, it truly encompasses everything which we believe stands for sustainable, efficient new mobility. Because natural resources are limited, we use our knowledge and innovative OE power to make sustainable use of natural raw materials – which is one of the major challenges of the automotive industry – and take responsibility for the future. Never more so than today as we join our partners around the world to mark Global Remanufacturing Day.”
ZF offers remanufactured parts that are ‘as new’ from 15 remanufacturing locations around the globe.
- 95% recyclable materials are processed in ZF products as the basic technical requirements for remanufacturing are already considered in the development and construction phase
- 50-90% of the material used compared to new production. This figure is particularly high after the end of series production, as remanufacturing offers a significantly cheaper way to source the product than the production of new components
- Remanufacturing at ZF offers 90% energy savings in comparison to the production of a new part, and therefore reduced CO2 emissions due to lower energy consumption
Benefits of remanufacturing
From distributors and garages, through to fleet and vehicle owners – everyone can benefit from minimised downtimes, lower costs, greater safety and the latest technology. Remanufacturing is often the only way to extend the service life of older vehicles whose series production was discontinued, this is particularly important in countries with aging vehicle parcs.