We help manufacturers capture value by closing the loop

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Bugaboo

Bugaboo is developing a flexible leasing plan of their innovative pushchairs and strollers in combination with value creation through reuse and remanufacturing.

Gorenje

Gorenje is exploring alternative business models for their washing machines including leasing plans or selling wash cycles instead of products, and additionally developing a parallel business of product returns for remanufacturing.

tedrive

tedrive wants to understand how new business models, product design, supply chain and IT solutions can increase the share of reuse of their steering equipment and optimise their remanufacturing operations.

Loewe

Loewe wants to increase the life of their products by turning televisions into entertainment platforms where maintenance and upgrade of the experience via ‘product features’ becomes the new key component of the business model.

ResCoM, which stands for Resource Conservative Manufacturing, is working to develop an innovative methodology and software platform for the industrial implementation of closed-loop manufacturing systems. It is co-funded by the European Commission and runs until autumn 2017. ResCoM will help designers and manufacturers understand how collection, remanufacturing and reuse of products can lead to more profitable, resource-efficient and resilient business practices compared to the current linear manufacturing system. The platform and methodology will be complemented by a series of industrial case studies that demonstrate the benefits of its application across various industries.

News

ResCoM General Assembly and Advisory Board meetings take place in Cambridge

ResCoM General Assembly and Advisory Board meetings take place in Cambridge

Jun 17, 2016

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 World Remanufacturing Summit 2016 to be held in May in Beijing

World Remanufacturing Summit 2016 to be held in May in Beijing

Apr 25, 2016

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ERN brings together remanufacturing organisations

ERN brings together remanufacturing organisations

Apr 11, 2016

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Why is this important?

Moving towards restorative models of production and consumption presents an opportunity for industry to capture more value from their products and materials as well as mitigating the risks of price volatility and material supply. If new closed-loop manufacturing models are implemented by an increasing number of manufacturers, this will also benefit the wider economy. It will help establish more economic resilience and decouple growth from the demand on finite resources, whilst reconciling economic development with that of environmental priorities.

Our planet and our economy cannot survive if we continue with the 'take, make, use and throw away' approach. We need to retain precious resources and fully exploit all the economic value within them. The circular economy is about reducing waste and protecting the environment, but it is also about a profound transformation of the way our entire economy works. By rethinking the way we produce, work and buy we can generate new opportunities and create new jobs.

European Commission First Vice-President, Frans Timmermans, on the launch of the EU Circular Economy Package, December 2015

Who are we?

The ResCoM project comprises twelve organisations across research, industry and technology. Each partner brings their specialist focus to the project whilst collaborating closely to ensure an integrated approach is applied.