Caterpillar's Remanufacturing Process

As a world leader in remanufacturing, Cat Reman is making progress possible finding new ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, and reclaim materials which once would have gone into a landfill.

A leader in remanufacturing technologies and processes, Cat Reman returns products at the end of their lives (called 'core') to like new condition and helps reduce owning and operating costs by providing our customers like new quality at a fraction of the cost of a new part. Through the remanufacturing process Caterpillar reduces waste, lowers greenhouse gas production and minimizes the need for raw materials.

Once a returned core arrives at a Reman facility, it is disassembled down to the smallest part, losing its original identity. Each element goes through a cleaning process and is inspected against strict engineering specifications to determine if it can be effectively salvaged. Accepted worn out components are then converted into production ready material through advanced salvage techniques which use the same rigorous engineering process that goes into new Cat machines.

These world-class salvage techniques make it possible for Cat Reman to return otherwise unusable core parts to the latest performance specifications, a key differentiator when looking at remanufacturing at Caterpillar versus the competition.

Cat Reman is just one way Caterpillar is developing new solutions to grow the business and help create a more sustainable world.