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Definitions of Remanufacturing
Common Definitions of Remanufacturing vocabulary
APRA would like to support you in your daily fight to further develop the remanufacturing business. Together with CLEPA and FIRM, APRA has therefore published a flyer for the remanufacturing business in Europe.

The flyer contains information about the ecological and social advantages of a remanufacturing part including the definition of itself and the definition of a core.

These definitions are supported by all relevant European automotive associations, which is a milestone for our industry.

For a preview of the reman flyer please click on below picture:


It has been produced and is available for our members.

As our member you are invited to use these flyers for your communication. You can order the flyer (free of charge - max. quantity 100) by sending an email to

We are looking forward to receiving your response to this action.

Remanufacturing as best practice of the Circular Economy
A Position Paper of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturer Association - Europe

Key messages:
  1. Remanufacturing is an essential part of the automotive aftermarket with growing relevance in the future.
  2. A remanufactured product is a best value proposition for the end customer.
  3. Remanufacturing is sustainable and reduces CO2eq at lower costs for the consumer.
  4. Remanufacturing is a best practice of circular economy but needs political support.
The importance of circular economy for the automotive aftermarket:

For service and maintenance of motor vehicles, the automotive industry has to provide the relevant spare parts to the aftermarket. These service parts have to be available for decades after the original parts were developed and produced. Market demands, even for older vehicles, quality spare parts ...

Read more and download the Position Paper pdf file - please click on the picture:

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Using the correct words is the first step to be successful in the remanufacturing industry
APRA Europe published an overview of relevant terms which are frequently used in connection with the remanufacturing business. In this document they are defined and distinguished from each other.

Please click on the picture to download the Remanufacturing Terminology:


Here are an overview of the remanufacturing terms and translations to develop remanufacturing markets around the world:

Please click on the picture to download the overview:



Relevant Literature for the Remanufacturing Industry:
  1. Fernand J. Weiland (2012): "European Automotive Remanufacturing - Technical Trends & Market Developments"
  2. Fernand J. Weiland: "Remanufacturing Automotive Mechatronics and Electronics"
  3. Rolf Steinhilper (1999): "Remanufacturing. The ultimate form of recycling.", IRB Verlag Stuttgart.

Click here to get more information about "Relevant Literature for the Remanufacturing Industry".
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