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Troy, U.S.A. — ReMaTecNews, an international news magazine and website for remanufacturing based in Amsterdam, has named Meritor the 2012 Remanufacturer of the Year.
The award recognizes an organization that has served the automotive or heavy-duty truck remanufacturing sectors with distinction in fields such as innovation, technical excellence, customer service and commitment to the promotion of the qualities of remanufacturing.
“Meritor is a global company that has set very high standards for everything it does in remanufacturing,” said William Schwarck, ReMaTecNews editor-in-chief and chairman of the panel of judges. “We are proud that this year’s winner is of such high caliber and advanced skills and is taking remanufacturing to a new level.”
Meritor’s remanufacturing operations encompass eight sites in five countries producing a substantial portfolio of drivetrain and wheel-end components. More than 30,000 tons of metal are recycled annually in Meritor’s remanufacturing operations worldwide, and the company recycles 90 percent of all waste from its operations. More than 40,000 tons of cores, or original components, are processed at Meritor remanufacturing facilities annually.
“This award is a direct reflection of our companywide commitment to sustainability and, more important, our employees who drive for excellence in remanufacturing operations,” said Doug Wolma, general manager, Global Aftermarket Operations, who accepted the award at the World Reman Summit in Bayreuth, Germany on Sept. 3. “Meritor firmly believes in the value remanufacturing brings to our company and our industry.”
The honor is Meritor’s second remanufacturing-focused award. The company won the 2010 HDRG Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year. Meritor has invested more than $8 million in process upgrades to its global operations in the last five years, including $2.7 million earlier this year in new equipment for its Plainfield, Ind. facility which remanufactures commercial truck components while preserving raw materials.
Meritor, is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Michigan, United States, and is made up of approximately 10,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries.
ReMaTecNews, the only international news magazine and website dedicated to automotive and heavy duty remanufacturing worldwide, is an independent channel for news, views and developments within the remanufacturing industry. Published by RAI Langfords B.V., the magazine is circulated throughout Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa, North America, South America and Asia.
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