Beyond the Buzzword: Gonzalez DfR3 Integrates Reuse, Retooling, Recycling.
Design for Reuse is a common business mantra. Gonzalez makes it make business sense. We go beyond the buzzword, elevating Design for Reuse to a new level. Our exclusive DfR3 process – Reuse, Retool and Recycle – captures greater value from retiring assets. Better yet, the process is sustainable, repeatable and profitable for all concerned.
DfR3 Proof of Concept: Gonzalez deliveres millions back to the customer.
With an integrated plan to Reuse, Retool and Recycle, we recently delivered $1,000,000 in bottom line savings to a customer. Put it another way: DfR3 provided a 15% “payback” on the overall investment. That’s a noticeable difference compared to existing industry practices. It’s an exclusive Gonzalez difference.
To plan for the end, start at the beginning.
Too often, the concept of reuse is an end-of-life-cycle consideration. Not at Gonzalez. DfR3 is designed-in, right from the start. The Gonzalez engineering team designs each manufacturing process or system to allow for easy adaptation of tooling and assets for use in future projects.
- Reuse: Components must be capable of producing another product.
- Retool: Designs anticipate modifications required for alternate uses.
- Recycle: Whatever cannot be reused or retooled must be capable of being easily and safely recycled to return maximum value.
DfR3 is not a buzz word for Gonzalez, it is part of our DNA. The goal is sustainability. For investment and the environment.