Knorr-Bremse TruckServices, the aftermarket operation of Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems, has won the Remanufacturer of the Year Award 2019 in the category “Best Reman Process Optimisation”.
The award was presented in the context of the world’s largest remanufacturing exhibition, ReMaTec 2019, in Amsterdam.
Remanufacturing is the industrial reconditioning of used products.
At the awards ceremony in Amsterdam, the panel of judges commended the performance of Knorr-Bremse TruckServices in the field of process optimization.
Through its fully digitized return process for cores, the jury said, Knorr-Bremse TruckServices was living up to the high expectations of customers and of the process itself.
The jury were particularly impressed by the way in which the Knorr-Bremse process permits the seamless tracking of a core, from collection order and incoming goods, to core identification and surcharge refund accounting.
According to Wolfgang Krinner, member of the management board of Knorr-Bremse commercial vehicle systems: “As a manufacturer and supplier of original equipment, we are familiar with the precise technical requirements for each individual component of a product.
“Since 2015 we have bundled and continuously expanded our remanufacturing know-how at our dedicated plant in Liberec in the Czech Republic.
“This way we can be sure to safeguard our high Knorr-Bremse quality standards along the complete value chain. The entire core management process is also centralized at the Liberec plant.”
Dr. Daniel Köhler, vice president for TruckServices technical solutions at Knorr-Bremse commercial vehicle systems and responsible for remanufacturing, stepped up to accept the award in Amsterdam.
He said: “We are very pleased about this award with which the jury has recognized our initiatives in the remanufacturing sector.
“Remanufacturing has been firmly embedded in Knorr-Bremse’s aftermarket strategy for the past six years.
“With EconX we have our own brand of remanufactured products. In the last few years we have steadily expanded our portfolio and today we can offer dealers, workshops and fleet managers more than 500 different products for value-based repairs.”
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