ReMaTecNews, an international news magazine and website for remanufacturing based in Amsterdam, has named Meritor the 2012 Remanufacturer of the Year.
The award recognizes an organization that has served the automotive or heavy-duty truck remanufacturing sectors with distinction in fields such as innovation, technical excellence, customer service and commitment to the promotion of the qualities of remanufacturing.
Meritor's remanufacturing operations encompass eight sites in five countries producing drivetrain and wheel-end components. More than 30,000 tons of metal are recycled annually in Meritor's remanufacturing operations worldwide, and the company recycles 90% of all waste from its operations. More than 40,000 tons of cores, or original components, are processed at Meritor remanufacturing facilities annually.
The honor is Meritor's second remanufacturing-focused award. The company won the 2010 HDRG Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year. Meritor has invested more than $8 million in process upgrades to its global operations in the last five years, including $2.7 million earlier this year in new equipment for its Plainfield, Ind., facility, which remanufactures commercial truck components while preserving raw materials.