Gonzalez takes you beyond the buzzwords. To us, design for reuse is a three-part philosophy that’s engineered into every project. It also means that our thinking starts from the beginning of a project, not the end. It’s the distillation of advanced planning and comprehensive design for Reuse, Retool, and Recycle. We call it DfR3. You’ll call it a program that saves dollars today and makes sense for tomorrow.
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 delivers millions back to the customer.
With an integrated plan to Reuse, Retool and Recycle, we recently delivered substantial 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.
All Good Things Come to an End. At Gonzalez, That’s Just the Beginning.
Gonzalez turns decommissioned equipment from a headache to a savings account. Our DfR3 process unlocks dollar value from end-of-life equipment. And Gonzalez’ exclusive DASH program acts like a bank where you build asset value for future programs.
Design Asset / Sustainability / Habitat
The DASH acronym describes our comprehensive program to preserve the value of your equipment and tooling investments.
- Your Design Assets have inherent value. The Gonzalez DfR3 (Design for Reuse, Retool, Recycle) philosophy unlocks it.
- Gonzalez achieves Sustainability by providing for future use and ease of retooling.
- Habitat stands for more than just protecting the habitat we live in, it also describes the Gonzalez storage facilities where your tooling and designs are organized, inventoried and accessible.
Return on investment now has a whole new meaning. Instead of equipment write-off at the end of a project, DASH creates an asset account for each customer to draw on for future designs.
DASH is the difference between salvage and savings.
The DASH concept goes far beyond simple salvage or warehousing. Every asset and every design is organized and cataloged. Instant availability – within a few clicks – means Gonzalez designers can integrate your existing assets into new projects. We can achieve savings in design time and component delivery. The benefits flow directly to your bottom-line savings.