There are often reports in China that illegal operators collect parts of scrapped cars and assemble them into new cars for sale, but such illegal sales in China are becoming an emerging legal industry in Europe and rely on high-end technology and strict supervision regulations. Ensure the quality of recycled parts products.
A V-12 Rolls-Royce engine lay quietly on the repair bench. 15 years ago, it was the launch center of a British military car. After two days, it will
Opened by two repairmen. Every screw, nut, spring and valve tube will be removed. Most parts will pass the test, and 95% of the parts will be cleaned and polished. Then, with some new parts, a new engine is assembled. Of course, it has to pass rigorous testing and after reaching the qualification standard, this modified and regenerated engine will have a service life of 4 to 5 years. After repeated reinstallation, such an engine can have a service life of 45 years. Welcome to Caterpillar Parts Reassembly Company in Shrewsbury, UK! Any used mechanical parts can be reassembled and recycled here!
May occupy the Asian market in the future
The staff here give new life to used parts, so it's not too much to call them parts reclaimers. Nabil Nasr is a parts recycling expert at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. It takes only a few minutes to repair the parts, but parts regeneration is to clean and install the split parts until it becomes a clean and new product. The history of parts reorganization can be traced back to the emergence of the automotive industry 100 years ago. The auto parts industry still occupies 75% of the global market share, and market refinement is still in progress. Günther Seliger, an engineer at the Technical University of Berlin, said: "The market prospects for parts reorganization are very bright." The market targets for parts reorganization are all-inclusive, from photocopiers to medical devices, from compressors to cameras and mobile phones. According to the data provided by the Auto Parts Reorganization Association (APRA) Cologne office, from the European auto parts reorganization market alone, the total market in 2005 was 5.2 billion euros, while the total market in 2015 is expected to grow to 9.7 billion US dollars.
Some fixed equipment and heavy machinery companies such as Remy, TRW and Bosch have replaced the huge profits of the parts replacement business. But Caterpillar is still the leader in the parts replacement industry. It is estimated that in 2005, Peoria and Illinois ’farm and construction manufacturers had a market share for parts restructuring of only US $ 1 billion, accounting for only a small portion of the company ’s total revenue of US $ 36 billion. However, the parts reorganization industry will develop rapidly, and by 2010, the market share of parts reorganization will increase by 12% or 15%. Stephen Fisher is the manager of Caterpillar Parts Restructuring Department. He said: "Europe has attractive market opportunities, while the Americas market is overly refined, resulting in a small market for parts reorganization." Christophe Decaix , Is the parts restructuring department manager of parts supplier Bosch, he said: "Part reassembly still does not account for the monopoly of the dominant accessories. Obviously there is still a lot of market space." Caterpillar faces two major contradictions-Wealdstone project in the UK The company and the French company Eurenov. Through the promotion of the concept of parts reorganization, Asia will one day become a huge market for parts recycling.
Guarantee the quality level with high technology
Caterpillar's first European branch is located in the west of the United Kingdom. Every month, 15,000 worn-out parts are reassembled here. Caterpillar no longer only deals with engine parts produced by our factory. 40% of the engine parts for cars, trucks and ships come from other companies. Fisher called parts reorganization a highly profitable industry. Nasr said that the reorganized parts profit even exceeded some new parts.
Due to the low cost and low energy consumption of parts reorganization, the parts reorganization industry is simply a profitable cash cow. The energy consumed by parts reorganization is 85% lower than the energy used to produce new parts. Consumers will also benefit. The reorganized parts and new parts are the same in quality, but the price is 50% -60% lower.
The environmental protection effect of parts reorganization cannot be ignored. According to research data from Bayreuth University, parts reorganization saved 14 million tons of raw materials. The EU stipulates that only 15% of the car can be discarded. By 2015, this data will be reduced to 5%. This regulation obviously brings huge business opportunities to the parts restructuring industry.
Caterpillar Helped Land Rover establish a parts restructuring business.
Regenerating used parts still relies on high-end technology-a software system that detects metal capacity. The flame nozzle controlled by the automatic robot shoots the white hot flame towards the surface of a row of 4 cylinder heads. In fact, the nozzle shoots molten metal, which sprays 1 mm of chromium and nickel onto the cylinder surface.
Nasr of Rochester College said that high technology can allow parts reorganizers to deal with some complex electronic accessories-such as car navigation systems and DVD players. The car can have a service life of about 10 years, while some parts can only be used for 2 years. He predicts that automakers will hand over parts that have been damaged in two to three years to parts reorganization companies for repair.
Caterpillar's parts reorganization business is designing the company's original components. The company's parts reorganization engineers are working with designers to study parts that can be easily reorganized. Fisher believes that the design process is extremely critical, which will greatly extend the cycle time of parts.
The huge profits drive Caterpillar to promote the reorganization of parts into the European market. Fisher said: "Part reorganization is to recycle used components and then create something new." This idea of ​​turning waste into treasure is Caterpillar's philosophy of operation. Tim Barker, Caterpillar ’s operations manager, said: “Our employees love the idea of ​​turning waste into treasure. They feel it ’s a pity to throw away waste parts like throwing away banknotes.”