Detroit Reman showcases leadership in the supply of remanufactured products

Detroit Reman hosted industry media at its Tooele, Utah facility to highlight its extensive portfolio of remanufactured products. These remanufactured products are sold under the Detroit Genuine Parts brand for the DTNA on-highway aftermarket, and under various brands for customers in the off-highway and automotive aftermarkets.

Detroit Reman is a business unit of Detroit Diesel Corporation and its production of high quality remanufactured products contributes to Daimler's "Shaping Future Transportation" sustainability efforts by offering its customers products which are economical and environmentally friendly. Remanufacturing is widely recognized as the highest form of recycling, producing "like new" products while minimizing the impact on the environment by:

  • Reusing raw materials which would otherwise be mined from the earth.
  • Conserving energy by reusing old parts rather than melting them down to raw material.
  • Reducing the generation of waste by keeping old parts out of landfills.

Detroit Reman products offer superior performance, durability and reliability and deliver the lowest cost of operation, while also being the ideal sustainable solution for the aftermarket. "Detroit Reman's products are of the highest quality and provide a value-driven solution to lower the cost of ownership for our customers," said Stefan Kurschner, president, Detroit Reman. "Remanufacturing and sustainable corporate citizenship are integral to the Daimler corporate strategy. Remanufacturing by its very nature lends itself to sustainability by extending the useful life of a product which would otherwise be scrapped."

Detroit Reman's product portfolio includes:

Remanufactured engines and components: Diesel four-cycle, two-cycle and automotive gasoline engines, as well as a complete lineup of engine components including cylinder heads, connecting rods, fuel pumps, oil pumps, water pumps, air compressors.

Transmissions: Automatic, automated and manual transmissions.

Turbochargers: For medium and heavy duty diesel engines, and automotive versions including variable geometry turbochargers. 

Diesel Fuel Systems: Electronic unit injectors, electronic unit pumps, high pressure pumps, common rail remanufactured components.

Electronics: Engine control modules, vehicle control units, instrument clusters, industrial electronic components, wiring harnesses, circuit board assemblies, EGR valves. 

Aftertreatment Maintenance: Diesel particulate filters, diesel oxidation catalyst, selective catalytic reduction, exhaust gas recirculation coolers.

Innovative remanufacturing processes utilized by Detroit Reman include:

Thermal Powder Spray Process rebuilds worn or damaged aluminum and cast iron surfaces. This process allows recovery of a wide variety of components, including some that are no longer available as new parts.

Submerged Arc Welding rebuilds metal in thicker quantities. The process is able to be done in the open due to a flooding of flux over the actual weld process. This process is useful in recovering non-wear areas that have incurred damage on the surface.

Twin Wire Process is similar to the powder spray process but it uses two wires as the base coating material instead of powder. The wires are atomized using an electrical charge and a pressurized inert gas is used to apply it on a surface.

Supersonic Spray is a technique used to make cosmetic repairs to aluminum and cast iron. The process applies metal at a high velocity and introduces very little heat into the base component. Detroit Reman uses this technique to repair small flaws in components.

Plasma Transferred Wire Arc employs an extremely versatile surface coating technology. This process uses a single wire and a small application head to coat hard to reach areas. The surface can be honed back to the original specification used on a new block.

Aftertreatment Cleaning utilizes a proprietary liquid process that restores exhaust aftertreatment devices to original service internals. The process provides consistent cleaning across the substrate cell walls and incorporates effective inspection techniques.

Emissions Testing and qualification of aftertreatment systems are achieved through exhaust gas analysis. The process measures exhaust particulates, hydrocarbons, and nitrous oxides to ensure proper catalytic performance.

These processes allow restoration of worn products to original blueprint specifications and incorporation of the most recent OEM engineering upgrades.