The sustainable use of natural raw materials is among the biggest challenges the automotive industry faces. This is why the ZF remanufacturing program is undergoing continuous expansion worldwide and is already showing enormous potential:
Industrially remanufacturing end-of-life parts consumes less material and is considerably more cost-efficient than producing new components, particularly after their volume production has ended. Remanufacturing also requires less energy, which means lower CO2 emissions. Lastly, remanufactured components from our remanufacturing program can lengthen the service life of older vehicles whose volume production was phased out.
Remanufacturing is therefore a prime example of how we can successfully, economically and ecologically close the gap between shorter and shorter product innovation cycles and longer and longer product life cycles.
For this purpose, ZF is already interlinking the specialists from its remanufacturing program with its Research and Development Department in order to create the fundamental technical requirements for remanufacturing early on, namely in the development and construction phase of new units.