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What is the HDRG?
The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group was established in 2004 as an affinity group of APRA members who remanufacture a significant portion of their components for the heavy duty or commercial vehicle marketplace. Heavy duty is defined as class 4 through 8 trucks and all types of off-road vehicles. It should be noted that there are also many medium duty vehicles included in the commercial vehicle sector. HDRG is a market segment of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association. The HDRG will be devoted to representing the interests of the remanufacturers in the commercial vehicle market. There are different factors driving the commercial vehicle market then the light duty consumer market. The commercial markets view their vehicles as tools of their business and the purchasing characteristics are directed in that application.
The remanufacturers need different tools and information to sell into this market. HDRG will foster the development of those tools and aid in forming the alliances necessary to market in that arena. Everything HDRG does is driven solely by the best interests of remanufacturers and the remanufacturing industry.
Why was HDRG formed?
The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) was formed in 1941. From the beginning there have been a significant number of members who were remanufacturing/rebuilding heavy duty products. For over 30 years there has been a Heavy Duty Brake Division made up of companies who remanufacture air and vacuum brakes. There has also been a Heavy Duty Transmission, Driveline and Axle Division for over 25 years that has organized meetings and plant tours in this segment of the market. There have also been many active members in the Electrical and Clutch heavy duty business that have served the association well since 1941.
In 2004 we recognized that the heavy duty remanufacturers should be working to solve problems common to their marketplace and to network with each other to provide a unified voice to potential customers, the government, OE parts manufacturers, fleets, owner-operators, association and government agencies.
Currently there is a task force in place of Heavy Duty Remanufacturers covering a wide range of products who are working together to set our course for the future.
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