Volvo Car Group is to present a keynote speech at ReMaTec 2019, the world’s leading automotive remanufacturing trade event held in RAI Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 23 – 25 June 2019.
In his ReMaTec keynote, Dick Cruslock, strategy and programme manager, global customer service at Volvo Car Group, presents Volvo’s commitment to remanufacturing.
This makes Volvo the first car manufacturer to ever take the stage at the leading exhibition for the remanufacturing industry, ReMaTec.
Volvo Car Groups’ remanufacturing programme restores replaced parts to their original specifications to realise both environmental and financial savings.
A Volvo remanufactured part requires up to 85 per cent less raw materials and 80 per cent per cent less energy compared to a new part.
In 2018, the programme saved approximately 420 tonnes of steel and 210 tonnes of aluminium.
The energy saved corresponds to a carbon dioxide emission reduction of 4,700 tonnes a year.
Heritage in remanufacturing
Volvo’s remanufacturing history goes back to the end of Second World War where the company first began renovating gearboxes in the town of Köping in Central-Southern Sweden.
At that time, the post-war shortages of raw material made it a sensible choice to invest in remanufacturing.
Today, in terms of recyclable materials, Volvo designs their cars so that 95 per cent of the materials can be recovered, to be either reused or recycled.
Niels Klarenbeek, ReMaTec exhibition director at RAI Amsterdam said: “It will be the 10th edition of the ReMaTec trade event and it will be the first time a vehicle manufacturer literally takes the stage.
“This not only underlines the importance of the ReMaTec platform, but it also emphasises the commitment of vehicle manufacturers – like Volvo Car Group – towards the circular economy.
“They take responsibility towards resource efficiency and carbon emissions as remanufacturing is a crucial enabler of their sustainability objectives and the process has become mature and well accepted.
“I am confident that the Volvo keynote is interesting to attend for many remanufacturing experts, OEM aftermarket suppliers, and other stakeholders in the supply chain.”
Follow the ‘more details’ below for information on how to attend Volvo’s keynote on Monday 24 June at 10:30 hours in Amsterdam and other presentations during ReMaTec 2019.
GW readers are invited to visit the trade event by using invitation code REM510033 online for a free three-day access badge.