The worldwide focus on sustainability and the circular economy, in combination with the current large price increases of raw materials, require sustainable manufacturing methods. The remanufacturing industry has the knowledge and expertise to produce sustainably and improve the product life cycle.

Rematec is the global platform for the remanufacturing industry that connects industry experts with knowledge institutes and governmental bodies. Rematec is dedicated to serve the industry and the remanufacturing community by sharing stories, expert views and advice via our (online and in-person) events year-round. In the run up to Rematec Amsterdam 2023 we will organise several free to attend online knowledge sessions.

Rematec webinars schedule

✔️ TUESDAY 28 JUNE 2022 | Eyes on China: Opportunities for the remanufacturing industry in China 

✔️ TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2022 | Eyes on Electric Vehicles: Impact and opportunities of EVs for the remanufacturing industry

✔️ MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2022 | Q&A SESSION | The Nexus of EVs and Remanufacturing

✔️ TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2023 | Eyes on the US: The evolving landscape of remanufacturing in the US

✔️ TUESDAY 4 APRIL 2023 | Eyes on the US: The impressive scope of remanufacturing

Eyes on the US

The Impressive Scope of Remanufacturing
Tuesday 4 April 2023 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm CET – 6:00 pm CEST

For many, remanufacturing may be associated with the automotive and heavy-duty industries. But in reality remanufacturing occurs in a variety of industries which include consumer products, medical equipment, and imaging products and consumables. Join us as we hear from leaders from these diverse industries discuss the ‘state-of-play’ in their respective sectors, how the policy landscape is shaping the transition to greater circularity, how remanufacturing has the capability to meet regional needs through product and business adaptability, and the future outlook of remanufacturing.

Speaker line-up

Moderator: Rajiv Ramchandra

Rajiv Ramchandra is the founder of Recreate India Research Foundation (Re:CREATe).

Joe Kripli

President, Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA)

Tricia Judge

Executive Director, Attorney and Sustainability Officer, International Imaging Technology Council

Siva Balakrishnan

General Manager (Lifecycle Solutions), GE Healthcare

Ed Edwards

President, Circuit Board Medics

Eyes on the US

The evolving landscape of remanufacturing in the US
21 February 2023 | 17:00 - 18:00 cet

The United States is the world's largest producer, consumer, and exporter of remanufactured goods. Over the last couple of years, the remanufacturing industry in the US has changed and developed fast. As we learned, the key trends are in marketing, workforce development, technology, and sustainability. With this webinar, we are here to get you ready for Rematec 2023 and talk to you about all the latest trends and developments in the US remanufacturing industry.

Speaker line-up

Moderator: Rajiv Ramchandra

Rajiv Ramchandra is the founder of Recreate India Research Foundation (Re:CREATe).

Keynote speaker: John Chalifoux

John Chalifoux is the chief sustainability officer for MEMA and the chief operating officer of MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers.

Jeffrey Stukenborg

Jeffrey Stukenborg is the Head of Global Reman Engineering at ZF Group (Michigan, USA) and Chair of the Remanufacturing Industries Council headquartered in Rochester, NY.    

Shawn Zwicker

Shawn recently returned to Cummins remanufacturing (ReCon) as the global leader for the business. Prior to returning Shawn spent 4 years leading global operations for Cummins Filtration.

P.T. Muldoon

CRP Automotive Director of Engineering P.T. Muldoon is also chairman of the Technology & Operations Council of MERA – The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing.

Q & A Session

What is the impact of EVs for the remanfacturing industry?
7 November 2022 | 15:00-16:00 CET

Let’s follow up! The Rematec webinar ‘Impact & Opportunities of Electric Vehicles (EVs) for the remanufacturing industry’ will be followed up by a Q&A session.

The webinar attracted many industry professionals, so not all questions about the financial and environmental benefits could be answered by our industry panellists Mike Hague-Morgan (Autocraft Solutions Group), Jan Koller (Fraunhofer IPA) and Gregor Ohnemüller (University of Bayreuth).

Questions like: what are the legal issues that need to be resolved? When do you see the remanufacturing of EV components become business viable? What will be the core repairs/modules for Reman in BEV in the future? And/or is there any chemical "fatigue" issue that could prevent remanufacturing?

To give you more insights in the innovations, developments, impact, struggles and opportunities, we therefore give a follow up on this hot topic. Through a Q&A session, our panellists have all the attention for your questions.


15.00 hrs Welcome and opening remarks by moderator: Rajiv Ramchandra founder of Re:CREATe

15.05 hrs Brief introduction by: Jan Koller and Gregor Ohnemüller
15.10 hrs Q&A session with:
-Jan Koller, Fraunhofer IPA
- Gregor Ohnemüller, University of Bayreuth
- Mike Hague Morgan, Autocraft Solutions Group


Impact & Opportunities of Electric Vehicles for the Remanfacturing Industry
27 September 2022 | 10.00-11.00 CEST

In July’22 the European Parliament lawmakers voted to support an effective EU ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035. This decision will speed up Europe’s shift towards electric vehicles (EVs). As a result of this important electrical paradigm shift, and in order to prepare new strategies, remanufacturers must follow the new technical developments closely and start immediately to study and research these new systems and their new components. Short-term production changes are not yet necessary although the changes may come sooner than proposed above.

What to expect

During the REMATEC Webinar – Eyes on EVs you learn what the impact of electrification will be in the near and far future. Experts from the industry and leading knowledge institutes will share their views on the opportunities and challenges for remanufacturing. What are the near future predictions towards Electric Vehicles (EVs) and what is its impact to the remanufacturing industry? How to deal with obstacles as high-voltage batteries and the logistics of classified dangerous goods? Who will pick up the opportunities? Or is it simply too early – or late – to get involved?

Watch the Rematec webinar recording 'Impact & Opportunities of electric vehicles for the remanufacturing industry'

Autocraft Solutions Group | Testing, repair & remanufacture of EV battery packs, E-motors & power electronics.

Speaker line-up

Moderator: Rajiv Ramchandra

Rajiv Ramchandra is the founder of Recreate India Research Foundation (Re:CREATe).

Mike Hague-Morgan

Mike Hague-Morgan is a co-owner and majority shareholder of Autocraft Solutions Group. Focus on EV battery repair and remanufacture and provides a fully outsourced IC engine assembly solution for OEMs moving to EV.

Jan Koller

Group Manager at the Fraunhofer Project Group Sustainable Manufacturing in Bayreuth | Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

Gregor Ohnemüller

Research Assistant at the Chair of Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Technology at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. In his work, he focuses on the circular economy with a special emphasis on remanufacturing of lithium-ion batteries.

Fernand Weiland

Fernand Weiland, hold management positions with aftermarket divisions of Bendix Automotive, Lucas Automotive, Magneti Marelli Automotive and TRW Automotive. Founder of the APRA European Division and co-founder of the biennial Rematec remanufacturing exhibitions in Amsterdam.

Eyes on China

Opportunities for the Remanfacturing Industry in China
28 JUNE 2022 | 10.00-11.00 CEST

China is the largest automotive market worldwide. However the Chinese remanufacturing industry is still very young. Recently the Chinese government has announced new policies for the remanufacturing industry. They decided to liberalise the bonded remanufacturing of key auto parts such as automobile engines. This creates great opportunities for the international remanufacturing industry to do business and share their knowledge and experience.

What to expect

During the Rematec webinar, you will learn from Mr. Xie Jianjun, Secretary General of CPRA, what this new Chinese policy means for the remanufacturing industry. Following this keynote, well-known experts, as Clemens Ortgies, Julia Ma, Mike Yu and Huang Zhiyong, will discuss the impact of this new policy on the domestic remanufacturing business. What are the most important changes? What are the new opportunities for the international companies to enter the largest automotive market in the world? Based upon their experience our panellists will share with you what the do’s and don’t’s are of doing business in the Chinese remanufacturing industry, and they will give you advise on how to start. This 'Eyes on China' webinar is moderated by Rajiv Ramchandra, founder of Re:CREATe.

Watch the Rematec webinar recording 'Opportunities for the remanufacturing industry in China'

Keynote Xie Jianjun - Secretary General of CPRA New Chinese policies for the remanufacturing industry.

Our stellar speaker line-up

Moderator: Rajiv Ramchandra

Rajiv Ramchandra is the founder of Recreate India Research Foundation (Re:CREATe). In 2020 Re:CREATe received the prestigious ‘Reman of the Year’ Award.

Keynote: Xie Jianjun

Xie Jianjun (Secretary General of CPRA) will share the latest policies from the government for the Chinese remanufacturing industry.

Panellist: Clemens Ortgies

Clemens Ortgies is manager sales & service of YC Europe GmbH, the European branch of Yuchai, one of the biggest Asian engine manufacturer and leading engine remanufacturer. Mr. Ortgies is also a board member of APRA Europe AISBL.

Panellist: Julia Ma

Julia Ma is Head of Key Account Management in the department Circular Economy Solutions and working 4+ years at Encory. In this function she is responsible for all Encory’s existing customers in Europe and Asia in the field of reverse logistics for Aftersales automotive parts and services solutions, as well as driving growth projects in other markets.

Panellist: Mike Yu

Mike Yu is manager with experience of working for both local and international companies operating in China and Asia, such as Continental, Borg Warner and ZF. Currently he is a strategic advisor to Nexus Automotive and General Manager of iRM eCommerce based in Shanghai.

Panellist: Huang Zhiyong

Huang Zhiyong is General Manager of Guangzhou Huadu Worldwide Automatic Transmission Co., Ltd. and he will share insights as a local Chinese remanufacturer.