BS 8887-220:2010 “Design for Manufacture, Assembly, Disassembly and End-of-Life Treatment” is a European standard for remanufactured products. It is granted through the Kitemark certification, registered and operated by the British Standards Institution (BSI).
The only certification mark for remanufactured products
BS 8887-220:2010 certification of Kitemark is the only existing certification mark for remanufactured products. It is a prestigious symbol of quality and safety and offers added value to the products, both for distributors and end users.
The certificate is voluntary; however, obtaining it means having a recognition that certifies the highest quality products and services worldwide.
BS 8887-220:2010 specifies how to exchange a used product for a like-new one
BS 8887-220:2010 only appies to remanufactured products and establishes the requirements needed for a correct remanufacturing process.
The standard provides a list of the steps required to convert a used product to a like-new product to obtain a performance and warranty equivalent to a comparable new replacement product.
BS 8887-220:2010 defines and certifies all steps of the remanufacturing process, from disassembly remanufacturing and assembly including the parts or components used and the treatment of the product at the end of its life cycle.
A multitude of benefits
Obtaining this certificate, accredited by the National Accreditation Body for the United Kingdom (UKAS), combined with the independent support of the British Standard Institution, offers multiple benefits to the company that obtains it and its clients.
The BSI’s Kitemark certification proves that products are carefully tested, and the factory’s production controls are analysed.
By certifying that the highest quality and safety standards are followed, this European standard helps to increase customer satisfaction, and allows the company to better differentiate its remanufactured products to reach new customers.
The BSI Kitemark certification provides the company with more credibility, due to the high global recognition.
GM Technology is the first remanufacturing company in Spain to obtain the standard BS 8887–220:2010
In January 2022, GM Technology is certified with BS 8887-220:2010 “Design for Manufacture, Assembly, Disassembly and End-of-Life Treatment”, being the first remanufacturing company in Spain to achieve it.
BS 8887-220:2010 certifies the correct remanufacturing of our GreenLine range multifunction printers, its components (drum units, developer units, transfer and fuser units) and of course our R-OEM and R-GEN toner cartridges.
A living certification that is constantly updated
Getting certified with BS 8887-220:2010 also implies, on the part of the company, passing different follow-up audits, necessary to continue to ensure compliance.
On July 2022, GM Technology successfully passed the follow-up audit for the standard BS 8887-220:2010, also providing some improvements in the production process.
Among these, incorporating QR codes in labels and work orders, which helps to speed up the process and contributes to caring for the environment thanks to the reduced use of paper. In addition, we achieved better work organization during the production process, making our remanufacturing work more efficient.
BS 8887–220:2010, a guarantee of quality
BS 8887-220:2010 “Design for Manufacture, Assembly, Disassembly and End-of-Life Treatment” «certifies that we convert used machine to remanufactured machine, equivalent in quality to a new one, with the same guarantees and benefits. This certificate differentiates our GreenLine machines from any other» said Zoltan Matyas, our Director of International Business Development.
This independent certification guarantees quality, allowing us to distinguish ourselves from the competition, generating trust in clients and standing out in public tenders.
To conclude, the certification BS 8887-220:2010 highlights the good practices of the remanufacturing company that obtains it, emphasizing its commitment to sustainability through the continuous improvement of the quality and the guarantee of the final product.