THE REMANUFACTURING PROCESS

THE MAKING OF CAT® REMAN

THE REMANUFACTURING PROCESS
THE REMANUFACTURING PROCESS

HOW THE CATERPILLAR REMANUFACTURING PROCESS WORKS

Join the Cat® Reman production line and learn how the Caterpillar remanufacturing process reclaims used parts and components –– also known as core. With top-of-the-line technologies, Caterpillar inspects, disassembles, cleans and salvages end-of-life cores before remanufacturing and reassembling them to match the OEM specifications of new Cat products.

127 MILLION POUNDS OF COLLECTED MATERIAL THROUGH END-OF-LIFE RETURNS (2021)

85+ UNIQUE CATERPILLAR PATENTS FOR REMANUFACTURING PROCESSES

REMANUFACTURED BY CATERPILLAR TO OEM SPECS & RIGOROUSLY TESTED FOR QUALITY

 

 

TAKE A STEP INSIDE THE CAT REMAN PROCESS

Cat Reman is more than meets the eye. So, watch this content to take a closer look at the practices, processes and people dedicated to making Cat Reman possible.

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Contact your local Cat dealer to find the right Cat Reman part.

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IT ALL COMES DOWN TO CORE

The Caterpillar remanufacturing process begins when a customer's component nears the end of its life. The customer can return the used core (i.e., equipment part) to their authorized Cat dealer in exchange for core credit1. Acceptable core is sent to one of Caterpillar's global core processing facilities where it's inspected before moving on to a Cat Reman factory.

Upon arrival, the core is disassembled to its smallest piece parts, losing its original identity. Then, the individual pieces are cleaned of microscopic debris and inspected. Next, the components go through laser cladding, machining, metal deposition and other advanced salvage procedures.

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After salvage, the part is reassembled into a like new component, following the original OEM specifications and incorporating all the latest Caterpillar engineering updates. It's tested to match the same standards as new Cat parts and reintroduced to the supply chain as a Cat Reman product with a same-as-new, 12-month Caterpillar Parts Warranty2.

1. End-of-life core is eligible for total or partial credit if it is fully assembled and complete; it displays no non-operational damage; and it is not visibly cracked, broken or welded.

2. Limitations may apply. For complete details about the applicable Caterpillar Limited Warranty, contact an authorized Cat dealer.

Restarting the Life Cycle of Your Equipment

It might seem complex, but there's an easy way to understand the Cat Reman process. Chart each step taken by Caterpillar to restore parts to like new condition with this straightforward infographic.

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THE CAT REMAN
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Let's cut to the core of Cat Reman. Take a trip to our central web hub for expert advice and exclusive content dedicated to affordable and accessible remanufactured Cat products.

THE CAT REMAN DIFFERENCE

Take advantage of all that Cat Reman offers you. Find affordable, like new performance with a wide variety of options available to keep your operation thriving.

CAT REMAN & SUSTAINABILITY

Did you know the Cat Reman process emits fewer greenhouse gases than the manufacture of new parts? Journey through our circular economy to learn how Caterpillar supports a more sustainable world.