Meritor's remanufacturing efforts promote fleet efficiency, environment

Due to growth of remanufactured component sales, Meritor invested $2.7 million in equipment for Plainfield, Ind. facility.

"The real benefit to customers is lower overall maintenance costs," said Tim Bauer, product director, Meritor. "The elimination of premature brake jobs resulting from cracked linings will make fleets using these shoes more competitive."

Meritor's Wolma reiterated that remanufactured components offer higher quality and lower costs than rebuilt components, and fill a distinct market niche with older vehicles operated by the second or third owners seeking the lowest costs to remain competitive. According to Wolma, this demand for remanufactured product will grow in the future and include more sophisticated electronic components. The product portfolio will grow, change, shift and broaden to include electronics, controls, and mechatronics.

More truck owners are opting for remanufactured components for reduced costs and nationwide warranty. Recently, the increased number of remanufactured components has matched the influx of used trucks in the marketplace.


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