Earth’s iron ore deposits date to nearly 2 billion years ago. To us, it makes a lot of sense to keep that iron, which we use in our products, around for as long as possible. It’s a concept that also makes a lot of financial sense for our customers and why our remanufacturing and rebuilding businesses are a win for all.
Cat Reman focuses on the reclamation, recycling and reuse of parts and components, such as engines, into good-as-new ones. The process keeps materials, such as iron, in our value chain and out of landfills and is less energy-intensive than manufacturing a new machine.
Cat Rebuild programs increase the lifespan of equipment by providing customers with product updates for a fraction of the cost of buying a new machine.
Customer buys remanufactured component; price includes a core deposit as incentive to turn in the original “core” product being replaced.
Dealer inspects core product; if accepted, then deposit returned
Cores are disassembled down to their smallest parts, losing their original identities.
Elements are cleaned and inspected against strict engineering criteria.
Individual components are salvaged using advanced technologies
fail to meet performance specifications are recycled as scrap.
Components are assembled into Cat Reman products that include the latest engineering updates.
Each product is tested to ensure it meets same-as-when-new specifications and a new serial number is assigned where applicable.
Product is painted Caterpillar yellow and re-enters the marketplace for purchase as a remanufactured part.