With less than a week to go before the first ever global Reman Day, remanufacturing companies have announced events at 94 locations in 14 countries across four continents and within most of the 12 generally recognized remanufacturing sectors. As more companies were poised to join, the total number of participating locations were expected to exceed 100.

“This is impressive, fantastic, more wide-ranging and well beyond what anyone expected,” said Michelle Hayes, coordinator of the Reman Day project at the Remanufacturing Industries Council, RIC.

The majority of participating locations are in the United States. The other countries include Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Poland, Romania, Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, China, Singapore and Egypt.

Some of the major sectors represented include automotive, heavy duty, heavy equipment, electronics, hospital equipment, office furniture, machinery, appliances, printing ink toner cartridges and communications network equipment.

“The level of interest and visibility is gaining globally with likeminded remanufacturers from a variety of industries including aerospace (AFRA), imaging technology (ITC), electrical equipment (PEARL), aircraft maintenance (ARSA), and automotive (APRA),” said Jena Holtberg-Benge, General Manager Reman at John Deere, and leader of RIC’s Reman Day project.

“The Memorandum of Understanding signed by several associations in 2017 and 2018 with RIC created a synergy between the associations in an effort to align on top areas of challenge across our businesses and standardization of terminology and cause.”

“What this led to is far more. This dynamic group of leaders generated excitement amongst their members as well as good natured competition, all striving to beat the next. Through a flurry of e-blasts, full page ads, Reman Day marketing materials, engagement of government officials and team meetings across the country, the MoU members have generated what promises to be an exciting day.”

If you have yet to register your event, please do so at RemanDay.org