• Honeywell remanufactures turbos to OEM specifications
• New product range a perfect fit for older vehicles seeking quality and value
ROLLE, Switzerland – June 5, 2013 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Transportation Systems, a leading global developer of automotive turbochargers, today announced its new “Garrett Original Reman” line of remanufactured turbochargers for the independent aftermarket in Europe.
Honeywell is qualified to produce remanufactured turbos having developed the original equipment specifications for numerous applications in cooperation with global automotive manufacturers. Garrett Original Reman turbos have been meticulously restored, recalibrated and rebalanced, for the independent aftermarket ensuring seamless integration with vehicle engines.
“As the original turbo designer, Honeywell has the technical knowledge and manufacturing experience to deliver Garrett units matching the engine management system requirements through its original assembly, calibration and testing processes,” said Olivier Rabiller, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Transportation Systems Aftermarket. “The Garrett brand – synonymous with quality performance and reliability – is introducing a product developed with these core values to the independent aftermarket across Europe.”
Each Garrett Original Reman turbo is re-assembled to the same specifications as original new parts and inspected against original production drawings. As a starting point, Garrett remanufactured turbos receive several new original components, such as actuators, compressor wheels, bearing systems, seals, O-rings, piston ring seals, bolts and clamps. As an additional customer benefit, any part which has been upgraded since its original introduction will be replaced with the newer part in a remanufactured Garrett turbo.
“We have worked with our distribution network to answer a growing need in the market for a reliable remanufactured turbo replacement with an attractive price point for owners of older vehicles,” said Rabiller. “We recognize that Europe has an aging car parc and consumers are looking for this type of solution that offers great value for the late-model car owner who needs a repair, but doesn’t need or want to pay for a completely new part.”
The complexity of Garrett turbos involves rotational speeds in excess of 250,000 rotations per minute. These highly precise boosting technologies require component tolerances that can be as small as 4 microns - the same as a particle of dust and 17 times smaller than a human hair.
“Given the incredible sophistication of modern turbos and the extreme conditions under which they perform, experience has shown that reliable replacements are much more likely when manufactured to the original specifications,” said Rabiller. “While consumers may be tempted by the savings of other remanufactured turbochargers, the implications to vehicle performance and fuel consumption may be significant and can lead to even more costly vehicle repairs. In this case, it is not wise to expect the savings associated with non-original replacements are scaled to an acceptable level of performance and durability.”
Garrett Original Reman turbos will come with the same warranty as its new replacement turbochargers. The new Garrett Original Reman turbos continue to ramp up production and are available only through the independent aftermarket across continental Europe.
About Honeywell Transportation Systems
Honeywell Transportation Systems is a strategic business group of Honeywell International and is comprised of Honeywell Turbo Technologies (http://turbo.honeywell.com) and Honeywell Friction Materials (http://www.honeywell-frictionmaterials.com). Honeywell Turbo Technologies is a leading automotive turbocharger developer, supplying technology solutions to nearly every major automaker and truck manufacturer in the world. Honeywell Friction Materials is a leading global automotive supplier of braking components. Honeywell Transportation Systems enhances vehicle performance, efficiency and appearance through state-of-the-art technologies, world-class brands, and global solutions tailored for its automotive customers around the world.
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.
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