Knorr-Bremse TruckServices receives Remanufacturer of the Year 2019

3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 15, 2019

Jens Lindholm (right) presents Knorr-Bremse’s Dr Daniel Koehler the Remanufacturer of the Year Award 2019 in the category ‘Best Reman Process Optimisation‘.

Knorr-Bremse TruckServices, the aftermarket operation of Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems, has won the Remanufacturer of the Year Award 2019 in the category ‘Best Reman Process Optimisation‘. The award was presented at the world‘s largest remanufacturing exhibition, ReMaTec 2019, in Amsterdam.

Remanufacturing is the industrial reconditioning of cores (used products). The key to success for a business model of this kind is a customer-friendly process for returning the cores to the remanufacturing plant, normally through a core surcharge programme.

At the awards ceremony, the panel of judges commended the performance of Knorr-Bremse TruckServices in the field of process optimisation. Through its fully digitised return process for cores, the jury said Knorr-Bremse TruckServices was living up to the high expectations of customers and of the process itself. The jury was particularly impressed by the way in which the Knorr-Bremse process permits the seamless tracking of a core, from collection order and incoming goods, to core identification and surcharge refund accounting.

“As a manufacturer and supplier of original equipment, we are familiar with the precise technical requirements for each individual component of a product,” said Wolfgang Krinner, member of the management board of Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems. “Since 2015 we have bundled and continuously expanded our remanufacturing know-how at our dedicated plant in Liberec in the Czech Republic. This way we can be sure to safeguard our high Knorr-Bremse quality standards along the complete value chain. The entire core management process is also centralised at the Liberec plant.”

Dr Daniel Köhler, vice president TruckServices Technical Solutions at Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems and responsible for remanufacturing, accepted the award.

“We are very pleased about this award with which the jury has recognised our initiatives in the remanufacturing sector. Remanufacturing has been firmly embedded in Knorr-Bremse‘s aftermarket strategy for the past six years. With EconX we have our own brand of remanufactured products. In the last few years we have steadily expanded our portfolio and today we can offer dealers, workshops and fleet managers more than 500 different products for value-based repairs.”

At ReMaTec 2019, Knorr-Bremse TruckServices showcased its industrial remanufacturing expertise. Along with several new additions to the EconX portfolio, such as the radial version of the SB7 calliper and compressors for DAF and Volvo applications, visitors were also able to gain an insight into the various individual process steps involved in industrial remanufacturing at Knorr-Bremse TruckServices.