Lindén, Hanna; Mackrisson, Mats; Hildenbrand, Jutta; Jonasson, Christian; Schaller, Vincent; Sundin, Erik; Kurilova, Jelena; Kowalkowski, Christian; Nansubuga, Brenda; Lundin, Peter
With the acute need to transition to a sustainable development, the automotive industry is a key actor, and the industry is up for a challenge in transforming toward a mobility setting with new types of vehicles, new prerequisites on vehicles and new business models. In the future, fewer people are expected to own their cars and will instead buy transportation services. The wear and tear of automotive components will thus increase due to the increased number of users per car. This change places new type of demands on vehicles. To retain the functional value of vehicles over time, with best possible environmental and economic profitability, demands appropriate design of components, effective methods for continuous maintenance and remanufacturing at industrial scale. The aim of the SE:Kond2Life project is to demonstrate how an ecosystem of circular value chains can be realized, in combination with a business logic for sustainable reuse of automotive components over multiple product life cycles. Three demonstrators will be set up which will consider current and future technological and market conditions and will be developed with the help of a consortium of key actors in the Swedish automotive industry value chain. A holistic perspective on automotive transformation is needed, which is also reflected in the project setup and methodology, including e.g. environmental assessments of remanufacturing, analysis of degraded components during use for predictive maintenance, literature and interview studies focusing on service based business models, and analysis of remanufacturing using e.g. value stream mapping. The presentation will include preliminary results from the above-mentioned studies. For Swedish industry, project results will provides valuable opportunities, as the global automotive industry moves away from a linear economy and towards the use of new business models based on servitization and sharing economy.