An Environmental Commitment

With the potential to reduce material and energy consumption by up to 95 percent, remanufacturing is the most efficient and sustainable process for producing aftermarket replacement parts -- making Motorcar Parts of America’s business practices green by nature.

Since its establishment in 1968, environmental and sustainable processes have been a hallmark of the company. Today, Motorcar Parts of America is the leading supplier of remanufactured starters and alternators, with an expanding line of additional non-discretionary aftermarket hard parts that meet or exceed OE standards.

Highlights of the eco-friendly remanufacturing process, include:

  • Sorting the broken-down units returned by customers utilizing an innovative and efficient core-sorting process
  • Reconditioning and re-utilizing durable components after passing rigorous testing processes

How Remanufacturing Can Address Climate Change

The remanufacturing process preserves the energy required in forging and forming durable components, an advantage to recycling alone; and, it allows for recycling of metal scrap, such as copper, aluminum, and steel. Equally important, by reclaiming and reconditioning components, the remanufacturing process also conserves the energy and materials that would be required to create new parts. Manufacturing one new starter for instance requires more than 10 times the amount of energy and nine times the amount of materials compared with producing remanufactured parts. Manufacturing a new alternator requires approximately seven times the amount of energy and eight times the amount of raw material necessary to produce a remanufactured part. The energy savings translates into lower carbon dioxide output and overall lower consumption. In fact, by some estimates, remanufactured products conserve roughly the equivalent of 400 trillion BTUs of energy per year. The remanufacturing process employed by Motorcar Parts of America takes real steps to mitigate the effects of climate change, by drastically reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that are normally generated by producing new parts.

Committed to Social Responsibility

The company is firmly committed to being socially responsible, particularly during the current global pandemic and the impact it is having on employees, family members, and the community at large. Management believes strongly in respect, tolerance, and diversity. It seeks to nurture this spirit daily. Equally important is the company’s commitment to health and safety and the welfare of its employees -- supported by the availability of medical professionals onsite or within close proximity to its operations. The company’s many socially responsible initiatives include subsidized food programs for employees and donations to community organizations, sponsorship of sport teams and weekend family events.