John Deere Affirms Commitment to Remanufacturing Business

John Deere Reman • Edmonton was unveiled recently as the new name of the Phoenix Reman Group. The new name reflects John Deere's commitment to the growing remanufacturing business.

Originally founded as Phoenix Piston Hydraulics in 1984, the company began by repairing hydraulic pumps and motors for a growing regional market. As the company evolved into the Phoenix Reman Group, it broadened its business scope through a Deere & Company partial acquisition in 1996, and eventual complete purchase in 2001.

Today, John Deere Reman • Edmonton, located in the Nisku Industrial Park, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, produces components for John Deere Construction & Forestry, John Deere Agriculture, Hitachi Construction, and Hitachi Mining customers in North America, Europe, South America and South Africa.

“The quality of workmanship and resourcefulness of our Alberta, Canada, staff is exceptional,” said Don Flatau, general manager. “The team has been able to deliver impressive year-over-year growth in a safe, professional environment.”

The product scope has grown in addition to revenue. Axle and transmission revenue now rivals the historic hydraulic component business, and recently electronics remanufacturing has been added to the product offering all carrying the John Deere brand.

Moline, Ill.-based John Deere embraces remanufacturing for its environmental benefits. Remanufacturing is a environmentally responsible process, where not only the material is saved, but all of the other resources such as energy, labor and engineering skill originally employed to make the part are fully recovered. Approximately 85 percent of the energy expended in the manufacture of the original product is preserved in the remanufactured product.