Niels Klarenbeek is show director of the June 23-25 ReMaTec 2019 exhibition being held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The event covers the automotive remanufacturing industry, also known as the reman segment.
“Reman saves money and scarce natural resources; there has never been a better time to tell the world about the benefits that remanufacturing offers to the world,” he reports, responding to a series of questions posed by Aftermarket Business World:
Q: What are some of the highlights of ReMaTec that will be of particular interest to the aftermarket?
A: Our Industry keynotes by MAHLE and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will offer great insight in how the automotive industry, including the aftermarket, will develop in the next few years.
The European Engine Remanufacturing Championship will offer live experience to the show floor, there will be live demonstrations on Augmented Reality for Remanufacturing Applications and Robotized Remanufacturing and our Robotized Remanufacturing area will showcase working robots in reman applications.
The Remanufacturer of the Year Award from ReMaTecNews is the most prestigious honor in remanufacturing. Founded in 2005 and now in its 15th year, the prize is given to a person or business that has served automotive remanufacturing with particular distinction. Over its lifetime the award has celebrated the achievements of some of the reman industry’s preeminent names. Within the industry it is considered a major accolade.
At a time when green issues, conservation of resources, recycling and environmental responsibility are at the forefront of public concerns, the award is intended to highlight the huge commercial and environmental benefits of remanufacturing.
Q: Are there events being presented directly for the benefit of American aftermarket executives?
A: Yes. We have Daimler Trucks North America and their IoT (Internet of Things) supplier Filament in a combined keynote on “How Blockchain Enhances Core Management.” PwC’s global automotive lead, Christoph Stuermer, will present the latest report on “5 Trends That Will Transform the Automotive Industry.”
We have U.S.-based associations – the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA), the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and the Reman Industries Council -- that will hold networking events. The entire program is in English and geared to an international audience, including the U.S.
Q: What are some of the educational and training sessions being conducted?
A: Here are some highlights regarding the keynote speeches: PwC’s Christoph Stuermer on “5 Trends transforming the automotive industry;” Alison Clift Jennings, CEO of Filament, and Daimler Trucks North America will discuss “Enhanced Core Management Through Blockchain;” and Christoph Dutschke, technical coordinator at MAHLE, will present a keynote on “Drivetrains of the Future.”
Some other educational programs include MAHLE holding technical trainings on “Damage Prevention in Engine Environment,” and ICoR, the International Conference on Remanufacturing, will be held during ReMaTec.