Bendix has introduced a new business unit solely focused on remanufacturing in Elyria, Ohio. Capitalising on more than 35 years of experience in remanufacturing compressors, air dryers, valves, and brake shoes, the new unit consolidates the company’s remanufacturing efforts and will expand its aftermarket business in North America and worldwide.
“Remanufacturing for Class 6, 7, 8, and trailers in North America accounted for $3.1 billion in 2010,” says Steve Mance, Bendix Vice President and General Manager – Charging group. “Remanufacturing offers long-term growth opportunities for Bendix. With our long-established expertise in remanufacturing and deep understanding of market needs, we are well-positioned to expand our efforts and realise the significant growth potential in this area. Furthermore, the remanufacturing business will provide customers an opportunity to purchase remanufactured products that have the same level of performance they have come to expect from a Bendix product.”
By salvaging key components of returned products and reassembling them with other salvaged and new components, Bendix will be able to provide remanufactured products that meet OE specifications and ensure availability even in peak demand years, officials say. According to Bendix, engineers in the new business unit can now use components originally manufactured by other brands to bring remanufactured parts as close as possible to their OE specifications.
Henry Foxx, Bendix director for Compressors, will lead the unit. Foxx, a 20-year industry veteran, has led the Bendix Compressors group since joining the company in 2005.