Leading commercial vehicle parts supplier Roadlink International has been championing the benefits of remanufacturing to some of the industry’s top influencers as part of SMMT’s Remanufacturing Showcase, which has been taking place from 8th -19th July.
The showcase saw some of the country’s leading personnel gather in London for the annual initiative, aimed at building industry and political awareness for the vital role remanufacturing plays – and can play – in the automotive industry, while highlighting the excellent environmental and economic impacts that remanufacturing delivers.
Alongside other big industry names, Roadlink was exhibiting components and processes used in remanufacturing for the automotive industry to effectively illustrate the benefits of the remanufacturing process.
Remanufacturing in itself has significant social, economic and environmental potential in the UK, if the right measures are set in place to support the industry and its development. The value of remanufacturing in the UK is c. £2.4 billion, with a potential to increase to £5.6 billion alongside the creation of thousands of skilled jobs. Alongside economic opportunities, remanufactured products also emit fewer greenhouse gases and consume less materials, resources and water.
Roadlink has long been a fervent believer in the remanufacturing process, reflected in the company’s ongoing investment in reman and its commitment to helping reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
The supplier remanufactures its brake calipers and shoes with the entire vehicle lifecycle in mind. Roadlink’s remanufactured calipers are fully-tested and produced to the highest standards thanks to its extensive state-of-the-art production facility and distribution operation, which are certified to the latest ISO9001:2015 quality and ISO14001:2015 environmental standards.
Keith Sedgley, Roadlink joint managing director, said: “As proud champions of remanufacturing, we’re delighted to have been approached to contribute to this initiative. It provides the perfect platform for some of the country’s top movers and shakers to learn more about the work our business, and the wider automotive remanufacturing sector, are doing, while understanding how much potential opportunity for growth and helping the environment remains untapped.
“The perception of remanufacturing is gradually changing and we are getting the remanufacturing message through, but there is still plenty of work to be done.”
Alongside its calipers and brake shoes, Roadlink offers a comprehensive range of new and remanufactured braking solutions, including brake pads, discs, drums and riveting machines.