Stellantis hopes the creation of its initially “circular economy” hub will assist increase its decarbonization technique.
The initially Circular Economy Organization Unit will be positioned in the automaker’s production plant in Mirafiori, Italy. It is anticipated to set the template for a future sustainable small business model to be rolled out across the group as it aims to accomplish net zero carbon emissions by 2038.
A specific project group has been developed, focusing on the experienced abilities gained from a technical background and knowledge with production processes in Mirafiori, to drive the circular economy improvement and development targets.
On leading of this initial group, 200 Italian workers will be recruited and involved in production and management. The additional raise in employment will be associated to the production ramp-up of the hub. When important, additional education will be supplied to accomplish the abilities essential to meet the level of production requirements.
The hub will commence operating with 3 key activities that implement the 4 strategic places of remanufacturing, repair, reuse and recycling:
- Remanufacturing components: Applied, worn or defective elements are disassembled, cleaned and remanufactured according to OEM specifications. The aim is to extend the life of components such as engines, gearboxes and higher-voltage batteries, and give a sustainable and accessible option.
- Car reconditioning, to contain each repair and remanufacturing processes just before reintroducing automobiles on the pre-owned industry.
- Car dismantling at the finish of their life cycle and sifting out prospective reusable or remanufacturable components just before the recovery of components for recycling.