Track: Sustainable Manufacturing
There are economic and environmental motivations for organizations to value their end-of-life products. For that reason, there are alternative methods like recycling, direct reuse, repair, refurbishing, and remanufacturing. Among these only in remanufacturing used products are brought at least to the original equipment manufacturer performance specification. Worn-out parts are removed and replaced. It conserves the product identity and seeks to bring the product back into like-new condition. This paper presents remanufacturing activities of Mercedes. It explains the details of engine remanufacturing in bus factory of Mercedes-Benz in Istanbul/Turkey based on information obtained from Mercedes websites and interviews presented in media. In terms of environmental protection, the factory is an exemplary facility with the technology used, special measures taken, treatment plants, and alternative energy solutions.