By Leonardo Mestre Galofre, Brighton University
Project Title: Development of Remanufacturing Standards in China
Start of the Project: May 2015
Planned Closure of the Project: April 2016
A project led by the National Key lab of Remanufacturing China and University of Brighton to support development of remanufacturing standards was funded recently by the British Foreign Commonwealth Office. The overarching aim of the project is to develop a series of remanufacturing standards and governmental policies to regulate the market in China with support from the UK who could also learn from the practices and lessons from China and identify market opportunities for the UK remanufacturing industry.
Positive engagement in this project has been received by various stakeholders organisation such as the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China, the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), the British Standards Institution (BSI), the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the Scottish Institute of Remanufacture.
Research into the state of the art of existing remanufacturing capabilities via questionnaires, industrial visits and interviews will be undertaken in order to perform a thorough comparison global study. There will be an organised workshop based in the UK towards the end of 2015 and a mission to China including a visit to the remanufacturing industry demonstration base and remanufacturers next April to close the project evaluation.
We would like to broaden the survey to as many companies and organisations as possible to understand first-hand the current situation, issues, challenges and opportunities on remanufacturing, and gather feedback from various remanufacturing stakeholders in the UK including remanufacturers, consumers and society. Visits to various remanufacturing companies, institutes and organisations are to be arranged.
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