June 30, 2021
Remanufacturing is a sustainable method of bringing our products back to life. When a customer returns their used component to a dealer, Cat Reman salvages, engineers and remanufactures it using state-of-the-art processes and technologies to recapture and renew its built-in quality and performance. Caterpillar Nuevo Laredo is a hub for remanufacturing, and section managers Gaby Betanzo, Lizbeth García and Estefania Hipolito and their teams are making a major impact in their work.
The Nuevo Laredo remanufacturing team represents a wide range of work and skills needed to maintain and manage Caterpillar’s sustainable process of remanufacturing. From remanufacturing fuel system injectors and starters, to salvaged parts and materials, to the end packaging – each leader and each team member plays a critical role in the success of the Nuevo Laredo facility. The impact remanufacturing goes far beyond the enterprise, too. Lizbeth says, “The impact remanufacturing has on the environment is tremendous. I see it as giving components a second life by leveraging material the customer can’t use anymore. I like being able to give a second chance to components to ultimately reduce waste on the planet.”
“We work every day with multidisciplinary teams looking for improvements to increase our salvage processes and reduce new parts usage so that our deliverables are as good as new and as strong as ever,” says Estefania. This sentiment is echoed by Gaby who goes on to say, “The more components we salvage lead to more parts being built with remanufactured parts. Alternatively, if you add more new components, you decrease the value of remanufacturing.
The commitment to helping build a better world extends through the Nuevo Laredo team and beyond, “I believe everyone who works at Reman should feel very proud to contribute to enterprise sales and production goals while impacting sustainability goals that positively affect the environment,” says Estefania. Are you ready to do the work that matters?