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Why being green is easy with John Deere

Hundreds of remanufacturers around the world celebrate the Remanufacturing Industrial Council’s Global Reman Day. Equipment manufacturer John Deere was one of them. 

Remanufacturing involves the complete disassembly, cleaning, inspection, repair or replacement and reassembly of used components to restore them to a condition that meets or exceeds the original performance specifications.

John Deere remanufactures around 2300 part numbers including engines, transmissions, axles, and electronics. Nearly 12.5 million kg of material was recycled through John Deere Reman in 2022.

The company aims to remanufacture parts at equal or better standard than the original, helping to reduce waste and conserve natural resources.

Emma Ford, John Deere Australia and New Zealand director of aftermarket and customer support said remanufacturing was an integral contributor to the company’s mission to connect with businesses and customers across the world to sustainably support communities as the global population grows.

“By 2030 we know there will be nine billion people on earth who will need to be fed, clothed and housed, and we feel we have a really critical role to play in that,” Ford said.

“We are very focused on working to support customers in doing ‘more with less’ by providing solutions like remanufactured parts that both reduce impact on the environment and input expenses – both of which are important markers of a sustainable industry that can rise to meet the needs of the future.

“For example, not having to make a new engine or axle from scratch means natural resources are preserved, melting furnaces aren’t fired up, and carbon footprints are smaller.

“Having affordable remanufactured parts at the ready also provides dealers with more flexible options to help customers avoid downtime and improve their bottom line.”

John Deere’s remanufacturing is on track to grow 50 per cent by 2030 in line with the company’s sustainability strategy, outlined in the 2022 Sustainability Report.

Visit deere.com.au to learn more.

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