BORG shows benefits of remanufacturing

February 06, 2023
BORG shows benefits of remanufacturing
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Europe's largest independent automotive parts remanufacturer, BORG Automotive, owner of the DRI brand which is distributed in Ireland by Serfac Limited, is now carrying out life cycle assessments for all its product groups. Remanufacturing is an important element within the circular economy and by producing life cycle assessments, BORG Automotive is showcasing the environmental benefits of using its remanufactured car parts over new ones. 


BORG say, for example that if a car's alternator, starter, or air conditioning compressor breaks down, a BORG alternative can be fitted, which is better for the environment. 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%.

To make BORG Automotive's sustainable solutions for the automotive industry visible, the company is in the process of preparing life cycle assessments for its entire range of product groups. This means that it will be documenting and verifying the difference between using remanufactured parts over new ones. At BORG Automotive, owned by the industrial conglomerate Schouw & Co, it is not just the financial bottom line that matters. The company also works hard to minimise the negative environmental impact of production. 

Sten Højland, director of compliance at BORG Automotive says, “Thanks to our business model, we have had a strong focus on sustainability and responsibility for many years. There is a growing demand for remanufactured automotive parts. Once we have completed our life cycle assessments, both ourselves and our partners will have a clear picture of the environmental and climate impact of all our product groups. 

Gillian Fanning, Marketing Director of Serfac said, “BORG Automotive is Europe's largest independent automotive parts remanufacturing company and DRI is its most important brand.  DRI takes back defective spare parts from the distribution chain and gives them new life through remanufacturing. As well as being more sustainable, it also results in significant savings for garages and car owners.”
 
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