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RIC launches remanufacturing accreditation programme

August 7, 2019

The Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC) announced the launch of a first-ever remanufacturing accreditation programme which will be based on the American National Standards Institute approved remanufacturing standard.

The Remanufacturing Industries Council announced a new accreditation programme that allows remanufacturers to acknowledge and validate that their remanufacturing processes conforms to RIC001.1-2016: Specification 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, RIC explained.

RIC said: “This announcement is an important step in helping companies bring clarity to their remanufacturing process.”

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

Interested parties can contact Jenn Brake, RIC, Marketing & Membership Director at or +1 585-380-8041.

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