Shaftec will be highlighting the sustainability of the automotive aftermarket and garages using remanufactured parts at its first visit to ReMaTec.
ReMaTec is a European remanufacturing trade show and will take place at the RAI in Amsterdam on 23-25 June 2019.
Supported by, among others, leading industry Bodies APRA (Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association) and FIRM (International Federation of Engine Remanufacturers & Rebuilders), the show is expected to attract more than 3000 visitors and will showcase in excess of a million parts and components.
A 36m² stand will highlight Shaftec’s remanufacturing solution, offered from its centre of excellence in Birmingham.
From its engineering capabilities, to its testing processes through to its warranty offer, Shaftec will be matching visitors with new products.
Remanufacturing isn’t poor substitute for new
Tom Curtis, Shaftec director, explained: “Top quality remanufacturing is not a poorer substitute for new, and sensibly the remanufacture of automotive parts continues to grow as a global business.
“This method offers a more efficient use of energy and resources and it’s often the only aftermarket alternative to keep older vehicles on the road – essential in markets with aging vehicle parcs.
“By offering remanufactured products. Shaftec provides a vital service and creates sustainability.”
Shaftec has invested in its remanufacturing facilities in recent years.
Advances in technology have increasingly widened the scope of components and systems suitable for remanufacture, illustrated in the industry shift by some to mechatronic components.
Increased demand for remanufactured parts
Demand has increased the scale.
Sales of Shaftec-branded remanufactured Electric Power Steering (EPS) racks are up 33 per cent, up to January 2019.
Marc Wise, Shaftec Export sales manager, explained: “Remanufacturing is the way forward for those who want to hold a broad range of product.
“At Shaftec, we offer a variety of parts from fast moving to niche references and by keeping a close eye on build costs, we’re able to remain competitive and confident we’re providing a quality product.
“While new options are available more cheaply on the market, in the long term, it may not make commercial sense to go down this route.
Ensuring of OE part integrity
“In terms of quality, these parts don’t have the integrity of using OE (original equipment) core to offer performance as the VM (vehicle manufacturer) intended, nor can you guarantee the re-engineering expertise or the stringent testing procedures; central to our quality process and in which we invest heavily to instil confidence in the brand.”
Tom concluded: “For Shaftec, with quality remanufacturing at its heart, ReMaTec is the most important exhibition of its kind.
“It allows the major players to regroup, gives us the opportunity to learn of important developments and demonstrates our capabilities as an important player on the European Remanufacturing stage.”
Shaftec is a remanufacturer of braking, steering and transmission automotive parts.
In addition to showcasing portfolio developments, employees from Shaftec will be on hand to answer questions at the biennial ReMaTec’s tenth anniversary show – they will be exhibiting from stand 08.621.
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