The key principle of the Circular Economy is to maximise the continued use or our natural resources at the highest possible level. Remanufacturing is a valuable strategy in fulfilling this principle. The remanufacturing process ensures that by careful examination, preparation and materials selection, the minimum amount of material is removed and replaced in the product, whilst ensuring that the life expectancy of the finished product equals or exceeds the performance of the new item.

Any materials that are removed are then subjected to further examination and any opportunity for them to be remanufactured in their own right ready for re use at a future time. If this is not viable they will be waste streamed to ensure raw materials are (where possible)reclaimed



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.