Environmental benefits


Protection of the Environment in which we live and rely on has in recent decades become an issue that we as a human race are much more aware of. There are many and varied elements that make up our world that need care, attention and protection. Be it Wildlife, Pollution, Climate change and economic use of our natural resources to name but a few.

Almost all the raw materials used in manufacturing products are made from materials extracted from the earth. Whether it’s Iron Ore, Bauxite, Crude Oil or rarer materials such as Scandium, Yttrium, Thulium, Lutetium, Gold or Silver. Each of these elements is expensive to find, extract and process to a usable form. Their continued use on an ever increasing scale drives the potential for ultimate exhaustion, preceded by ever increasing costs and effects on the environment by excavation from more difficult, expensive and often environmentally more risky locations. For example deep sea drilling for oil has seen a number of Environmental disasters in recent years. When oil was plentiful mining in these conditions would not have been considered.

The Circular Economy promotes the careful use of our resources whilst in many cases delivering productivity to the business community. The highest level circulation is to remanufacture products rather than generate them from base raw materials. Not only does this circular approach benefit the environment from a commercial perspective, a remanufactured product can be reintroduced into the supply chain at a reduced cost of as much as 85% against the new buy part when all environmental impacts are considered.

Other levels of repair and ultimate materials recycling all deliver their own benefits in their own way to the environment and the commercial success of business.

environmental benefits


APDI R&D Our Mission and Principles
of Remanufacturing


Our Mission is to be regarded as experts in the re-manufacture of electro-mechanical modules/ assemblies. Click a segment for more details.

Learn the module application and customer expectations. Understand the module design and component functionality.

Learn the failure modes- Critical to know the reman process will capture all failure causes. Develop re-use criteria for all components.

Ensure capability of new materials. OE materials/components preferred. Rigorous field trials. In-house testing to ensure functionality and life.

Understand assembly requirements and settings- dedicated tooling and fixtures to provide capability. Fully trained workforce participating in the development of the process and FMEA’s. Robust final inspection. 100% machine test often used. Continual improvement as process matures. Build team involvement.

Work closely with customers’ & supply chain from design through manufacture to field support specialists.

The Circular Economy

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APD have been at the forefront of the re-use/recycling industry, saving over 100,000 tonnes of landfill in the past 10 years.