The increase in sales of used Class 8 trucks in North America has resulted in a jump in the number of remanufactured components being purchased to outfit those vehicles, according to Meritor Inc.
“Many truck operators have recognized the significant value of top-quality remanufactured components,” said Doug Wolma, general manager for the company’s remanufacturing operation. “Trucking operations of all sizes are realizing the real value of remanufactured components, not just in terms of cost savings, which can be as much as 30% less, but in terms of nationwide warranty coverage and quality production processes that contribute to longer component life and an improved bottom line.”
Meritor recently addressed the demand for remanufactured components. The company introduced an additional differential production line at its Plainfield, Indiana, remanufacturing facility, and increased capacity at its Mississauga, Ontario, facility that remanufactures steering gears and manual transmissions.
“Our production and inventory system ensures local inventories for faster delivery to the dealer location or even the end-user facility,” said Sean Widrig, project manager, Mascot, Meritor. “We’ve become their local warehouse and dealers simply don’t have to stock the right Mascot remanufactured unit – we have it ready to go that day or, at latest, the next day.”