Stellantis said it had started selection of internal workers to be employed in its first Circular Economy Hub in Mirafiori, Italy.

A dedicated project team has been created focusing on specific professional skills gained from a technical background and experience in Italian production processes.

Another 200 workers are now being recruited as hub production ramps up.

The hub will start operating with three main activities:

• Parts remanufacturing (Reman), used, worn or defective components are disassembled, cleaned and remanufactured according to OEM specifications, same performance and warranty as original spare parts, greater convenience without compromising quality. The goal is to extend the life of parts (engines, gearbox, high voltage batteries) and offer a sustainable and accessible alternative (under the SUSTAINera label) within the Stellantis spare parts offer;
• Vehicle reconditioning (Repair + Reman), to sell vehicles second-hand;
• Vehicle dismantling at the end of their life cycle: the vehicle becomes a resource both for the recovery of original components in good condition (to be reintroduced into the SUSTAINera offer of Reuse spare parts) and for the recovery of materials for recycling (Recycle) to return into the material production loop.

Stellantis aims to quadruple revenues from extending life of products and to increase recycling revenues by 10 times versus 2021.