Giving a second life to used engines and components is the mission of the Volvo Group’s remanufacturing centers. The Group has more than 50 years’ experience and has six centers spread all over the world.
The remanufacturing centers handle the used components from the whole range of Volvo Group’s products and are located in Sweden, France, Japan, Brazil and the US. In the coming months two more centers will be inaugurated in Asia: one in China and one in India.
Good for the business
The first remanufacturing center was opened in 1960 in Flen, Sweden and the business has grown steadily ever since. In 2012 the sales increased by eight percent compared with the previous year and the growth potential is considerable.
Good for the customer
Engines, gearboxes, filters and rear axle transmissions are some examples of components that are remanufactured. The remanufacturing program is offered to all our customers worldwide and the range of remanufactured products continues to increase over the years.
Remanufactured components are renovated to the same condition as new ones and the customers are able to buy components with the same quality standard as new ones and with full warranty, for a considerably lower price.
Good for the environment
At the early stage of the design phase of components their level of recyclability and re-use is already taken into account. For example, up to 80 percent of an engine can be re-used. It minimizes the need for raw material.
The need for foundry activities is also reduced significantly. Compared with the production of a new engine, the remanufactured engine saves up to 80 percent of the energy needed to build a new engine and dramatically cuts the emissions of nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.