Remanufacturing is a central measure for increasing resource efficiency. The material and energy expenditure for the manufacture of a product and the associated costs are lowered. Through remanufacturing the original high level of value added is retained and the dependence on import of critical raw materials is reduced.

Remanufacturing as a key component of a circular economy is viewed as being the preferred option for closing material loops, particularly compared with recycling, and possesses a high resource efficiency potential.

Resource efficiency through remanufacturing (PDF, 687KB)

In the manufactoring industry, material costs are cost factor no. 1. In 2011, their proportion of the total costs amounted to 45 % in Germany. Savings in this field have a significantly greater impact on the company's coffers than labor costs or the much discussed energy costs.

The reduction of energy and material consumption enables companies to reduce costs and to produce more competitively. Resource efficiency pays off. Read more about our company and resource efficiency in the brochure.

Imagebroschüre VDI ZRE Englisch online (PDF, 2.29MB)

The brochure Competetive Advantage: Resource Efficiency gives an introduction into the meaning of resource efficiency and its strategic and economic advantages.

VDI-ZRE-competitive-advantage-resource-efficiency (PDF, 1.78MB)

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