European Remanufacturing Network
With an EU market potential of €90bn by 2030, remanufacturing is set to become an increasingly important aspect of the future manufacturing industry.
Remanufacturing allows companies to strategically position themselves close to their customers whilst delivering economic and environmental savings. ERN helps existing remanufacturers improve their operations and encourages new business to take up remanufacturing.
This website reports the outputs of the European Commission-funded project, European Remanufacturing Network funded under Horizon 2020. Below, you can find links to pages with more information on the project and tools and resources that it generated.
The enduring output of this project is the Conseil Européen de Remanufacture (CER, European Remanufacturing Council). This is a fee-paying consortium of enlightened manufacturers who want to advance the European remanufacturing agenda including addressing the key priorities from the ERN project.
What is remanufacturing and what are the benefits to your business, consumers and the environment?
Remanufacturing is the process of returning a used product to at least its original performance with a warranty that is equivalent to or better than that of the newly manufactured product.
From a customer viewpoint, the remanufactured product can be considered the same as a new product.
Five free video sessions exploring remanufacturing policies, design and processes.
Over the course of five sessions you will learn about the meaning of remanufacturing from both the customer and manufacturer perspectives; how to create, capture and deliver value; what obstacles and opportunities exist.
Find out how remanufacturing can help organisations in your sector by using our remanufacturing case study tool.
Find out how remanufacturing can help your organisation by using our case study selector. The tool will show relevant examples of companies that have realised the benefits of remanufacturing within selected industries.
Learn about how companies are making remanufacturing a successful reality.
What business opportunities does remanufacturing offer and what are the environmental benefits? How does remanufacturing in turn change a product’s design? What remanufacturing processes are efficient?
Our case studies themed around the core elements of Business Models, Design and Processes seek answers to these questions.
If you are a manufacturer, find out more about the CER Conseil Européen de Remanufacture
If you are a researcher, inform your efforts by reading about the CER’s current research priorities
If you have enquiries about the ERN project, its processes and findings, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org