Remanufacturing Industries Council launches first-ever remanufacturing accreditation program

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved RIC001.1-2016 standard provides a comprehensive and cross-sector definition of remanufacturing and, equally importantly, establishes the specific characteristics that differentiate remanufacturing from original manufacturing or other manufacturing processes.

Today the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC) announced a new accreditation program that allows remanufacturers to acknowledge and validate that their remanufacturing processes conform to RIC001.1-2016: Specifications for the Process of Remanufacturing.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved RIC001.1-2016 standard provides a comprehensive and cross-sector definition of remanufacturing and, equally importantly, establishes the specific characteristics that differentiate remanufacturing from original manufacturing or other manufacturing processes. While some manufacturing processes include important earth friendly practices, remanufacturing is unique in the additional steps necessary to return a “Core” (a worn, failed, or end-of-use part/product) to “like-new” or “better-than-new” condition. 

This announcement is an important step in helping companies bring clarity to their reman process.  RIC designed the accreditation program to create a consistent mechanism for remanufacturers to document operational adherence to the standard, RIC001.1-2016: Specification for the Process of Remanufacturing.

“Our members are excited about the potential this program has in creating clarity for all remanufacturers. Adherence to the program will provide remanufacturers with a recognition of competency and show their commitment to the reman industry,” said Paul Adamson, Director and Marketing & Membership Chair for RIC and Chief Revenue Officer for America’s Remanufacturing Company.

The Remanufacturing Industries Council will officially launch the remanufacturing accreditation program at their annual conference, RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference, on October 9-10, 2019 in Rochester New York. The program will be available to both RIC members and non-members.

About RIC:

Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC) is the unified voice for a global remanufacturing audience. We leverage our members and their networks to provide expertise on overcoming local and international challenges that impact the remanufacturing industry – from tools to technology to market acceptance and best practices. RIC provides a platform for advocating, collaborating and educating stakeholders to create increased awareness and build upon the successful acceptance of remanufactured products worldwide. As the voice of the remanufacturing industry, RIC actively promotes the financial, environmental, and workforce benefits of this important business sector. The Remanufacturing Industries Council is a vital support and promotion organization for the global recognition of the value of remanufactured goods and the creator of the ANSI standard RIC001.1-2016: Specifications for the Process of Remanufacturing.

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