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Diesel Forward secures remanufactured certification

Sept. 28, 2018
Diesel Forward recently achieved recognition for its remanufactured components by earning Manufactured Again certification.

Diesel Forward recently achieved recognition for its remanufactured components by earning Manufactured Again certification from the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA).

The company is a provider of aftermarket diesel engine fuel systems and technical components for light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment. Diesel Forward and its Alliant Power brand distribute aftermarket new and remanufactured parts through more than 21 central distributors.

“We were very pleased to earn this certification for our components,” said Dave Saxon, director of remanufacturing and engineering. “We firmly believe that remanufacturing is good for consumers, the economy and the environment.”

Along with distribution, Diesel Forward operates a fuel system remanufacturing facility, and a “state-of-the-art” product development, service and training center.

Remanufacturing is a standardized industrial process by which previously worn, sold or non-functional products are returned to like-new or better condition in a factory setting using industrial processes.

Each product is disassembled to its core materials and then each reusable core, in combination with new components, is cleaned and remanufactured to like-new condition to meet or exceed the quality and performance of newly manufactured goods.

This process yields fully warranted products, giving consumers peace of mind, the company said.

For the consumer, buying remanufactured parts offers the following benefits:

  • 30% to 60% less expensive compared to new
  • Fully warranted products, no sacrifice in quality
  • Up to 95% energy and raw material environmental savings

The Manufactured Again certification program was launched by MERA in 2016. With the program, companies now can certify their remanufacturing processes meet quality management standards more generally associated with new manufacturing. This certification also allows all buyers to confidently identify—and purchase—remanufactured products.

The Manufactured Again certification program is tied to ISO 9001 and IATF 16949, two internationally recognized quality standards. ISO 9001 can be used by any organization, large or small, regardless of its field of activity. IATF 16949—a sector-specific requirement that is a supplement to ISO 9001—is one of the automotive industry’s widely used international standards for quality management.

Diesel Forward said it earned its ISO 9001 or IATF 16949 certification this year.