Let's celebrate to make the world greener

Global Remanufacturing Day (Reman Day) celebrates the economic and environmental benefits of remanufacturing old parts to the same OE quality as new. At ZF, we are committed to sustainability and green thinking, and have been implementing these drivers for future viability through our successful remanufacturing program.

Remanufacturing has a considerable impact on the environment. By keeping components and their embodied material in use for longer, products can have multiple lifecycles – effectively managing long term supply and cost, protecting natural resources, as well as significantly reducing energy use and emissions to air and water (e.g., CO₂ and SO₂).

The Achievements of Remanufacturing

Recyclable materials 95%

We’ve been converting waste into reusable material, with 95% of this being processed into new ZF products. The basic technical requirements for remanufacturing are already considered in the development and construction phase, ensuring that each part has the ability to reacquire the properties it had in its original state, for quality you can trust.


Remanufacturing a unit can save 90% in energy compared to producing a new part. By eliminating this operating process and effectively lowering energy consumption, we can continue to meet our sustainability pledge and reduce the amount of CO2 emissions.

ZF Group aims to be climate neutral by 2040.


Remanufacturing vehicle components can save between 50-90% in materials compared to producing a new part. It is more cost-effective, especially after the end of series production, and can extend the service life of older vehicles whose series production was discontinued.

Remanufacturing in ZF

The Remanufactring Infinity Circle

The world is changing. And, at ZF, we are changing with it. We are pioneering remanufacturing on a global scale, to advance the way the world moves and innovatively reprocessing the materials that move within it.

Our remanufacturing program stands for new mobility and a sustainable future. We’ve been driving this change with:

  • 25 remanufacturing locations worldwide across Europe, America, Asia, and Africa
  • 1,800 global employees leading in the industrial refurbishment of old parts
  • 255 remanufactured products – from transmissions to clutches and steering systems to braking systems
  • CO2 emissions reduced by an estimated 12,444 tons in 2020 as part of the sustainable remanufacturing efforts
  • Estimated energy savings of 8740 MWh or 8,740,000 kWh in 2020

The Advantages of Remanufacturing

diagramm with benefits of remanufacturing

The use of remanufactured parts has numerous advantages. Whether wholesalers, workshops, fleet or vehicle owners – everyone can benefit from minimized downtimes, lower costs, greater safety and the latest technology. According to Tomasz Galązka (Head of Global REMAN Strategy & Development), “especially nowadays, with global green megatrend, it is important to show how beneficial remanufacturing is for the environment, and thus help our end-customers to be able to overperform the market with ZF REMAN product“, says the ZF expert confidently.

Benefits for wholesalers:

  • Best price performance ratio
  • Faster availability of remanufacturing units
  • Competent contact point for sought-after parts that are no longer produced
  • Increase in sales by offering high-quality parts at affordable prices

Benefits for workshops:

  • No expensive special repair tools
  • General damage assessment, no lengthy troubleshooting
  • Installation and repair work are simplified
  • Price stability for more customer satisfaction

The Diverse Product Range

The Remanufacturing Process

Worker during Reman Process

Reliability worldwide

With 15 remanufacturing locations around the globe, ZF plays a leading role in the industrial refurbishment of old parts.