Remanufactured turbochargers offering cost savings as inflationary pressures bite
There is no better time to offer a remanufactured turbocharger to customers as the current economic climate has led to a perfect storm for vehicle owners.
From a customer viewpoint, remanufactured products using high-quality components can be considered the same as a new product, providing a more attractively priced alternative to the original.
Turbocharger remanufacturing is increasing in popularity within the aftermarket, as an original equipment turbo can often be very expensive to replace. Remanufacturing preserves as much of the material in the original product as possible, therefore using less raw materials than in the manufacture of new products.
Remanufacturing involves vehicle parts being rebuilt to a standard equal to, or greater than, the original manufacturer specification. At times, aftermarket design improvements mean that remanufactured parts often outperform the original equipment (OE) originals, as any design defects can be engineered out.
The process ensures that the original design and quality specifications are all met, so technicians and end users can be confident in the quality of the remanufactured vehicle part they receive.
In the past, low-quality components from unreputable suppliers have been used in the remanufacture of turbochargers, which has created preconceptions about the reliability of remanufactured parts. However, this opinion about remanufacturing has changed significantly in recent years.
A professional turbo repairer will carry out pre-production checks of all old units to ensure that only the best quality turbo core is selected for remanufacturing. All parts are inspected for damage and wear. Any worn or damaged parts will be replaced. The core assembly is balanced and only when a unit passes the final balancing tests is it deemed ready for final assembly.
Tom Wright, product manager said: “The entire UK economy is being gripped by the cost-of-living crisis, and the garage and automotive sector is no exception.”
“With service providers and customers concerned about spending, it’s important to consider the benefits in cost offered by remanufactured components, with significant reductions in price when compared to original equipment (OE) products.
“Cost savings aside, we’re reminding the industry that there’s no compromise on safety and part quality. The use of high-quality components in remanufacture ensures a long-term, sustainable approach on vehicle repair and servicing.”
Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) Europe recently reported that1 remanufacturing saves millions of tons of carbon equivalent emissions, 85 percent of raw materials and 55 percent of energy compared with new production, meaning remanufacturing is sustainable and resource friendly.
“Remanufacturing provides additional benefits on a wider scale, with the environment benefitting from carbon savings and reduced emissions from not having to extract raw materials in the manufacturing process of a new turbocharger,” Wright says.
Here at Melett, we understand the importance of using the correct materials and are committed to supporting the turbocharger repair market with the highest quality parts and service.
Melett UK will close for the Jubilee bank holiday at 17:00 on Wednesday 01 June and reopen at 08:00 on Monday 06 June. Any orders that are not picked or dispatched before we close will resume preparation when we reopen. If you would like any more information or guidance on the above, please contact our customer care team on +44 (0)1226 320939.
Memorial Day 2022
Melett North America will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday May 30th and will reopen at 8.00 am on Tuesday May 31st.
Melett Polska will be closed for a public holiday on Thursday 16th June and will reopen on Friday 17th June. Any orders that are not picked or dispatched before we close will resume preparation when we reopen. If you would like any more information or guidance on the above, please contact our customer care team on +44 (0)1226 320939.
May Bank Holiday opening hours
Will close 5.00 pm Friday 29th April and reopen 8.00 am Tuesday 3rd May
Will close 4.30 pm Friday 29th April and reopen 8.00 am Wednesday 4th May
PLEASE NOTE -THE ABILITY TO SUBMIT YOUR ORDERS THROUGH THE MELETT WEBSITE HAS BEEN RESTORED
We are delighted to advise full website functionality has now been restored, meaning you can view stock and pricing, add parts to your basket and submit your order via the website. In addition, all turbo/part number searches are fully working.
Until further notice please place your orders by 2.30 pm and we will endeavour to dispatch the same day dispatch.
We will keep you updated as we navigate through the remaining internal connectivity issues, we have dedicated teams working round the clock to resolve any remaining issues as quickly as possible.
We, at Melett, would like to stress our gratitude for your continued patience and support throughout this difficult time.
Please note you can now view your pricing on the Melett website.
We appreciate this is not a complete solution at this stage, however, please be assured our internal website and IT teams remain focused on reinstating the stock availability function.
We cannot stress enough that we are doing everything we can to reconnect our internal system, and we will restore full website functionality as soon as possible.
If you experience any problems whilst ordering online, please do not hesitate to contact:
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Melett UK will be closed on Monday 29th August and will reopen at 8.00am on Tuesday 30th August.
Any orders that are not picked or dispatched before we close on Friday 26th August will resume preparation when we reopen. If you would like any more information or guidance on the above, please contact our customer care team on +44 (0)1226 320939.
Melett Polska will be closed for a public holiday on Friday 11th November and will reopen on Monday 14th November.
Any orders that are not picked or dispatched before we close on Thursday 10th November will resume preparation when we reopen. If you would like any more information or guidance on the above, please contact our customer care team on +44 (0)1226 320939.
Queen Elizabeth II state funeral - Monday 19th September
Melett UK will be closed on Monday 19th September for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II . Melett will be joining people and businesses across the country in reflecting on Her Majesty's incredible contribution and enduring legacy.
Melett North America and Melett Polska will remain open as normal.
Easter opening hours
Melett UK - will close 17:00 Thursday 14 April and reopen 08:00 Tuesday 19 April Melett Polska - will close 16:30 Thursday 14 April and reopen 08:00 Tuesday 19 April Due to essential maintenance, the Melett website will be temporarily unavailable on Thursday 14 April from 17:30 to 19:30. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Due to essential maintenance, the Melett website will be temporarily unavailable on Friday 25 February from 18:00 to 20:00 (GMT). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Planned maintenance – Thursday 24 March 2022
We will be undertaking planned maintenance on our internal systems this evening between 17:00 and 20:00 GMT, which will affect some website functionality.
We aim to keep disruption to a minimum and the website will remain online. However, we will need to temporarily disable online ordering during this time.
Thank you for your understanding.
We are undertaking essential maintenance this weekend (February 19-20) and some of our website services may be unavailable at times. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
- Due to essential maintenance, the Melett website will be temporarily unavailable on Friday 28 January from 18:00 to 20:00 (CET). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Festive opening hours
- Melett UK Will close 5:00pm Thursday 23rd December and reopen 8:00am Tuesday 4th January
- Melett Polska Will close 4:30pm Thursday 23rd December and reopen 8:00am Monday 3rd January
- Melett North America Will close 5:00pm Thursday 23rd December and reopen 8:00am Monday 3rd January
Please note: Due to essential maintenance the Melett website will be temporarily unavailable on Friday 10 December from 5:00PM (CET) to 11:00PM (CET). Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Please note; Unfortunately, we are experiencing processing delays for all orders which may result in delays in shipping. If possible, please confirm orders at your earliest opportunity to help minimise disruption to our normal high standards. Please accept our apologies and rest assured that we are working hard to resolve the issue.
Melett Poland will be closed for a Public Holiday on Thursday 11th November. Any orders that are not picked or despatched on Wednesday 10th November will resume preparation when we return on Friday 12th November.
Melett Poland will be closed for a Public Holiday on Thursday 6th November. Any orders that are not picked or despatched on Wednesday 5th November will resume preparation when we return on Friday 7th November.
Melett will be closed for a Public Holiday on Thursday 11th November. Any orders that are not picked or despatched on Wednesday 10th November will resume preparation when we return on Friday 12th November.
Melett will be closed from 5 pm on Wednesday 24th November until 8 am on Monday 29th November for the Thanksgiving holiday
Online ordering now available
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