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. 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.
For example, if a car’s alternator, starter, or air conditioning compressor breaks down, you can instead install a DRI remanufactured part when you visit your workshop. This is better for the environment compared to a newly produced spare part, as the 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%.
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, it is not just the financial bottom line that matters. The company also works hard to minimize the negative environmental impact of production.