DRI focuses on sustainability to deliver environmental benefits 

March 13, 2023
DRI focuses on sustainability to deliver environmental benefits 
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Europe's largest independent automotive parts remanufacturer, BORG Automotive, manufacturer of the DRI brand distributed in Ireland by Serfac Limited, is now carrying out life cycle assessments for all its product groups, to showcase the environmental benefits of using its remanufactured car parts over new ones. 


For example, if an alternator, starter, or air conditioning compressor fails, a DRI remanufactured part can be fitted as an alternative. These offer considerable environmental benefits, as material consumption of remanufactured car parts is much lower. Using a remanufactured starter or turbocharger, has been found to save 96% of raw materials on average, compared to using a newly manufactured part. In this way, BORG Automotive's circular business model contributes to a more responsible use of resources, while CO2 emissions are also reduced by 40% and energy consumption by around 38%.

BORG Automotive will be documenting and verifying, the difference between using remanufactured parts over new ones, as part of its assessment process. At BORG Automotive, it is not just the financial bottom line that matters. The company also works hard to minimize the negative environmental impact of production. 

“There is a growing demand for remanufactured automotive parts, said Gillian Fanning, of Serfac Limited.  “The BORG Automotive business model, has had a strong focus on sustainability and responsibility for many years and we’re delighted to be able to offer the “greener” range of DRI products to our customers. 

BORG Automotive is Europe's largest independent automotive parts remanufacturing company and takes back defective spare parts from the distribution chain and gives them new life. A return system comparable to the bottle deposit system, creates the basis for product circulation and, as well as being sustainable, it also results in significant savings for car owners, by purchasing a remanufactured part rather than a new one. 

BORG Automotive circular business model, contributes to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions, but BORG Automotive is also working to minimize any negative consequences from its own production processes. The company aims to reduce CO2 emissions from its factories by 30% by 2030, with more renewable energy use. 
 
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