International Truck Manufacturer Partners with AER to Develop “Cradle to Grave” Remanufacturing Program

The Client

Navistar is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines. The company prides themselves on understanding and meeting the needs of customers using sustainable technologies that help to provide a better, cleaner, and stronger line up of heavy duty vehicles.

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The Approach

As a company that considers sustainability to be one of its core values, Navistar has spent years pioneering innovative techniques for the global heavy duty vehicle industry. Through their ReNEWed program— the companyhas placed increased emphasis on supporting the needs of customers via sustainable remanufacturing practices. Navistar is dedicated to servicing their components using state-of-the-art remanufacturing partners who are committed to minimizing carbon footprint and overall environmental impact.

The Solution

Navistar chose to partner with AER to create and implement a “cradle to grave” remanufacturing program which included a comprehensive reman solution capped off with a completely custom engineered end of line test capability. The newly established remanufacturing program is well aligned with Navistar’s ReNEWed program - an initiative designed to deliver increased value through increased up-time using carbon reduction initiatives. With a commitment to providing the cutting edge services for supporting the needs of dealers and customers—Navistar’s ReNEWed program has expanded its remanufactured electronic components business to include engine control modules, instrument clusters, and body controllers for international truck dealerships. As a Tier 1 supplier remanufacturing components in accordance with the IATF 16949 standard, AER delivers OE quality products to Navistar vehicles at a fraction of the cost of new. Navistar has leaned on AER’s years of expertise in automotive remanufacturing to help reverse engineer parts and improve consumer satisfaction while maintaining focus on global sustainability and reducing service part cost.

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The Impact


As a result of partnering with AER, Navistar’s ReNEWed initiative has delivered results through its delivery of sustainably remanufactured components. Being one of the industry's most trusted OEM remanufacturing service center, AER is helping Navistar’s ReNEWed program to deliver environmentally friendly products using reverse engineering techniques that incorporate mid-cycle design modifications and enhancements. Navistar continues to expand its supplier remanufacturing business while simultaneously delivering higher customer value and expanding its offering of sustainably manufactured (remanufactured) products.


By maintaining a focus on global sustainability and reducing service part costs, Navistar has expanded its remanufactured product offerings while simultaneously improving customer satisfaction through their partnership with AER.

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