Over 180 automotive remanufacturing companies drew more than 3,000 visitors to the ReMaTec 2013 Exhibition (16-18 June) in Amsterdam.
The biennial show, which has established itself as the largest international gathering of suppliers to the remanufacturing industry, had something to offer fleet engineers, motor factors and workshop buyers from across the automotive spectrum.
Exhibitors from the passenger car and truck reman industries were well represented, as were those from the heavy duty segment, coach & bus, construction and marine engine repair sectors.
Remanufacturers of clutches, transmissions, steering racks and starter motors were there in strength, while core management specialists, parts cleaning equipment suppliers, consumables and accessory suppliers were also there in large numbers.
Bosch, TRW, Remy Automotive and Meritor were among some of the more high profile brand names with UK and Ireland remanufacturing connections, but there was also a strong presence from strong independent British brands.
For example, the latest in vane-flow test rig technology from Northampton based Turbo Technics attracted great interest from international turbo charger remanufacturing specialists. Staffordshire-based ECU and vehicle transmission remanufacturing specialist ATP which also picked up the Remanufacturer of the Year Award at the show – was one of many companies with new lines and new international business ventures to publicise.
Valeo and ZF were among a host of exhibitors able to demonstrate remanufacturing programmes that provide strong support for their OE and aftermarket programmes. Cummins and Wabco were able to show the fruits of various collaborative projects on remanufactured parts for trucks and vehicles from the world of construction equipment.
“The automotive remanufacturing industry is in very good health and judging by the quality of visitors at Rematec 2013, the sector has a very strong future ahead of it,” said Niels Klarenbeek, show organiser for Amsterdam RAI. “We are already looking forward to the next show in 2015 which promises to be even bigger.”