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LIFECYCLE EXTENSION THROUGH PRODUCT REDESIGN AND REPAIR, RENOVATION, REUSE, RECYCLE STRATEGIES FOR USAGE&REUSAGE-ORIENTED BUSINESS MODELS

Objective

Integrated product-service solutions or Product-Service Systems promote a shift from value in exchange to value in use to satisfy customer needs. In this new landscape, manufacturers do not sell a physical product, but its usage (renting, pay-x-use) or its outcome (pay-x-performance). Companies and supply network should focus on reducing the Life Cycle Cost of the Product-Service Systems and extending their lifecycle in order to maximize profits, but also to increase customer utility and the lifecycle value of their offerings. Such models entail environmental benefits through increased duration, renovation and re-use of product modules. Despite the expected benefits at a company and societal level, the transition towards such models is slow and mainly concerning large multinationals manufacturers. Smaller firms often lack managerial vision, competence and resources to revolution their Strategy, Organization (internal and inter-firm), Product Design, Maintenance/repair/renovation services and Economic Performance Measurement Systems (towards customer lifetime value).
The T-REX project supports such transition in the capital goods industries by developing and experimenting conceptual tools, with three practical demonstrators in the transportation (lift truck), machine tools and robotics assembly domains. T-REX will develop:
• A business model suited for the new landscape that changes the way products are offered and customer relationships managed;
• Product design techniques to extend the lifecycle, to foster upgrading and renovation, and to support serviceability
• Service design methods to develop new services consistent with the business models and re-engineering existing services
• Tools for asset Health management, customizable to the industry requirement, and a new lifecycle oriented accounting tool
Demonstrators are meant to show that the new business platform can achieve a re-use of 52-70% and reduction of 25-30% of lifecycle costs.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF(RTD)
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 768 597

Participants (9)

ULMA SERVICIOS DE MANUTENCION S.COOP.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 459 151
Address
Ps Otadui 8
20560 Onati
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FIDIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 360 675
Address
Corso Lombardia 11
10099 San Mauro Torinese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KINE ROBOT SOLUTIONS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 348 920
Address
Toinen Linja 1
20100 Turku
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ESENERGIA VORTEX SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 274 880
Address
Avenida Can Bordoll - Poligono Ind. Can Raquetas 159
08202 Sabadell
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMA TECNO srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 259 354
Address
Via Bellini 14-16
20038 Seregno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PREDICT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 334 095
Address
Avenue De La Foret De Haye 19
54500 Vandoeuvre Les Nancy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CIE LEGAZPI SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 109 826
Address
Calle Urola 10
20230 Legazpi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 403 169
Address
Piazza Mercato 15
25121 Brescia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 321 328
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations