Remanufacturing is one of the original “green” industries starting in the 1930s and exploding in growth in the 1950s and 1960s. This was decades before the media and politicians were concerned about pollution and sustainability. Fondy Auto Electric started remanufacturing rotating electrical parts in 1968, just as concerns about our environment were starting to be heard.
Remanufacturing is one of the most efficient ways to recycle material. Studies have shown that remanufacturing a vehicle part consumes only 9% to 14% of the energy that it takes to make a new part. Remanufacturing also requires only 12% of the raw materials that it takes to manufacture a new part.
Even the parts that are rejected in the remanufacturing process are recycled. They are sold into the scrap metal industry where the metals are reclaimed providing raw materials without the energy consumed in the mining, transportation and refining of metal ore.
It is estimated that remanufactured parts save 400 trillion btu’s of energy per year. 400 trillion btu’s is equivalent to the energy content in the gasoline to operate 6 million passenger cars for a year. If it were not for remanufactured parts, the generation of energy to manufacture new parts would emit an additional 28 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.
When you purchase remanufactured parts you are saving money, acquiring a quality part and protecting our environment.