APRA Europe To Feature Remanufacturing At Automechanika Frankfurt

Automechanika Frankfurt will collaborate with the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) to present a theme on remanufacturing as part of a special ‘Automechanika Remanufacturing Day’.

APRA is a global association for companies in the motoring remanufacturing sector with around 600 member companies, 120 of which can be found in Europe. The company says it represents the interests of the remanufacturing industry and plays a key role in ongoing efforts to achieve a circular economy.

“With APRA, we have secured an expert partner that is one of the most important organisations in the remanufacturing sector,” said Olaf Musshoff, Director of Automechanika Frankfurt. “In a time where climate change and environmental protection are of such concern, the circular economy and remanufacturing are more important than ever.”

Remanufacturing is a standardised industrial process where car parts are rebuilt to a state as good as or better than the original part with equivalent performance. The process requires that all technical specifications, including design, quality and testing standards, are satisfied. Industrially remanufactured parts come with the same guarantee as new parts.

A green remanufacturing logo has been developed that will be placed on stands to identify exhibitors offering relevant products in order to raise the profile of the theme at the show. Starting in mid-July, the Automechanika Frankfurt website will provide information on exhibitors in the ‘Special Interest – Remanufacturing’ section. Before the feature goes online, APRA and Automechanika will assess the exhibiting companies according to a specific criteria.

Specialist presentations will be given on the day which will talk about the latest developments in the industry. Participants will be able to talk to experts and industry insiders and there will be opportunities for networking.

Automechanika Frankfurt will take place from 8 to 12 September 2020.