RAI Amsterdam held its first Asia edition of Rematec from October 11-13, showcasing what the Chinese remanufacturing industry has to offer. Co-located with Automotive Aftermarket Guangzhou (AAG), Rematec Asia presented the opportunity for its European, North American and South East Asian participants to get a first-hand look at remanufacturing companies in China and look for opportunities to enter the Chinese remanufacturing market. The international exhibitors also benefited from AAG visitors, allowing Chinese workshops, service stations and authorised dealerships to get acquainted with the sustainable benefits of remanufacturing. 

Business at the Rematec Asia 2019 show floor – Photo credit: Sinomachint

Together with China Parts Remanufacturers Association (CPRA) and Sinomachint (China National Machinery Industry International), Rematec Asia hosted presentations and discussions from Chinese and international remanufacturing experts.

Rematec Theatre
The Rematec Theatre was the focal point of the Rematec Asia programme and it was open to all visitors of Rematec Asia and AAG. It included a series of inspiring topics such as core logistics, cleaning technology and best practices in Chinese remanufacturing. All sessions were multilingual and well attended. The vibrant show floor offered a mix of International and domestic auto parts remanufacturing businesses.  

A strong foundation
Niels Klarenbeek, Director of Rematec said, “Rematec Asia succeeded in its ambition to offer insights in Chinese remanufacturing and play an active role in connecting international and Chinese businesses. The first edition offers a strong foundation to further develop the event in the years to come.”

Business at the Rematec Asia 2019 show floor – Photo credit: Sinomachint

Valuable connections 
One of the highlights for international attendees was the AAG’s Welcome Dinner, which was a formal dinner attended by 500 delegates. The famous Cantonese Cuisine and the Chinese cultural performances allowed for all to network and connect with each other.

Influential leaders met at the exclusive “Remanufacturing 50 Forum.” The one day conference was attended by the highest leaders from governmental regulating bodies, vehicle manufacturers, academic institutes and representatives from leading vehicle manufacturers such as BMW, Donfeng, FAW Group, Geely, Mercedes-Benz, PSA Automotive and Volvo Car Group.

Yorien de Ruijter, Exhibition Manager of Rematec Asia believes that bridging the physical gap between east and west in remanufacturing has succeeded. She explains that “we’ve been able to organise valuable business meetings between local and international remanufacturing ventures.  It was beneficial for all parties to meet in person. On behalf of RAI Amsterdam, I would like to thank our organising partners CPRA, Sinomachint, as well as exhibitors and visitors for their support and attendance.”

Rematec’s Director, Niels Klarenbeek, opening the inaugural Rematec Asia. Photo Credit: Sinomachint

Remanufacturing facilities
The last day included a tour to local remanufacturers. The trip included the recently opened immense Guangzhou Huadu auto parts market, where a staggering number of 1200 shops offered a wide of auto parts including core parts and components. The visit gave clear insight in the challenges and opportunities in return logistics in China.

The Guangzhou Kuayue Auto Parts Corp opened their EPS steering parts remanufacturing facility. International delegates were impressed by the number of cores on stock and their dedication to quality. They also learned about the latest insights of the Chinese certification regulations that apply to Chinese remanufacturing.

The last stop was to Guangzhou Huadu World Wide Transmission, which is a large Chinese OE contract remanufacturer. It remanufactures automotive transmissions for the leading Chinese vehicle manufacturers. Their state-of-the-art facility is setting the trend for remanufacturing in China.

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