Why choose reconditioning and repair ?


Industries are faced with a recurring problem named obsolescence.

Scheduled or not, the ageing of the systems is often linked to technological advance. In fact, manufacturers choose to stop manufacturing a range in favor of a more recent one in order to offer more efficient parts. However, we must not forget that many industrials still use original machines equipped with these ranges and sub-assemblies which have become obsolete ...

This is the case of SIEMENS for example, which decided in October 2020 to discontinue the sale and support of its range of SIMATIC S5 PLCs, and SIMOVERT MASTERDRIVES and SIMOREG DC-MASTER drives.

Industries who face a breakdown on their machine must then make a decision. Either repair their system themselves, or have it repaired or replace their defective system with a new or reconditioned one.

You Get To Decide


Buying a new subassembly is not always possible due to lack of financial means or lack of availability on the market. It is true that the price difference between a new and refurbished system is sometimes very significant. And this cost sometimes forces the industries to choose a used part.

Beyond the price difference between new and reconditioned parts, the availability of the part is decisive. As explained above, some manufactuers are abandoning the production and maintenance of certain ranges, which are still in use. For a company which has to deal with a breakdown, there are only two options left. Either it repairs his defective system (when this is still possible), or it replaces it with a reconditioned unit.

Fixing a broken down machine, with a reconditioned system, firstly makes it possible to reduce the cost of the repair and secondly to prolong the operating life of the machine.

Standard Exchange Industry is a specialist in providing new and reconditioned electronic systems. We are qualified to repair, replace electronic or mechanical sub-assemblies, in order to keep your installations.



Companies who decide to repair or replace a part rather than investing in a new one take the financial argument into account for sure. But some of these professionals can also make this choice to limit their industrial waste.

These actors, conscious or not, adhere to ancestral practices such as re-use and repair.

In addition to saving money, choosing a reconditioned system helps supply a more ecological and responsible circuit. Because instead of investing in new units, you are reusing existing systems that are sometimes used but still functional.

By selecting the “Refurbished Supply” service at Standard Exchange Industry, we guarantee a reconditioned part that has been tested by us on a manufacturer's bench, before shipment.

But SEI¹ goes further by offering in addition both the services "Refurbished standard exchange" and "New standard exchange". The exchange consists of recovering the defective part, in exchange for a new or reconditioned part. As a result, Standard Exchange Industry’s partners are more than ever at the heart of this virtuous circle in more than 120 countries.

Investing in repackaging or exchange at SEI means being a partner in a circular and virtuous economy, beneficial for everyone. You limit your waste, promote the reuse of existing parts and collaborate with a French company to find again a machine in good working order within a short time and for a more than interesting budget.



Many manufacturers have taken the initiative to share the nomenclature or technical documentation of their ranges, which encourages the repair.

The time has come for us to realize that we cannot be the society of waste we have been. Repair is part of an ecological approach that is more relevant than ever. Countries are mobilizing, especially in the automotive sector where new legislation on the circular economy has emerged: the PIEC (part resulting from the circular economy). This legislation allows owners to choose a reconditioned or used part to repair their vehicle when possible and offered by the professional.

Using PIEC is not systematically offered, it depends on some criteria on the part which needs to be changed (its use, availability, reliability, etc.). In addition, the staff must inform the user of this practice in their garage. The owner of the vehicle must always give his consent upstream, before using a second-hand or reconditioned part. It is obvious that the PIEC is only offered if both parties find these interests : lower bills, well-preserved environment, guarantee of the safety of the vehicle and the passengers.

In the industrial area also the ways of thinking evolve. The volume of parts and machines discarded is considerable, and have bad impacts on global ecology. As some parts can be repaired, the demand for used or reconditioned parts has grown in recent years: drives, motors, power modules, digital control, etc.

You too are helping to preserve the environment by choosing reconditioning. At SEI, free quotation for repair in less than 2 working days are offered. A team of experts who support you in each step of the process: analysis, diagnosis, choice, estimate, repair.

SEI¹ = Standard Exchange Industry