Remanufacturing driven by innovation.
VEGE is one of the world’s largest independent aftermarket suppliers of remanufactured petrol and diesel engines. We also offer remanufactured cylinder heads, turbochargers, manual gearboxes, brake calipers, diesel injection pumps & common rail pumps & injectors and brake callipers on an exchange basis.
With its advanced and efficient production process, backed by over 80 years of experience, VEGE is able to supply remanufactured products with a level of quality that equals that of new OEM products at extremely competitive prices.
VEGE - The pioneers of the exchange engine.
VEGE was founded by Mr. Wim Versteeg in 1936, originally a small garage business, the founder saw an opportunity to expand after the Second World War. Many American military vehicles, Dodge, Chevrolet & GMC had been left in Holland and were in daily use by the civilian population. Wim’s idea was to be able to respond quickly to the demand for these engines, so he bought up a stock of defective units, reconditioned them at his own cost and put them into stock.
Simultaneously the VEGE exchange system was born; the defective old engines originating from the vehicles in which Wim had installed a reconditioned engine were accepted from the customer in ‘part-exchange’ and could be re-used. These old units were the raw material the factory required for future production. We believe that this simple concept helps establish our eco-credentials and makes us one of the oldest recyclers in the automotive industry if not the world.
Positive impacts on the environment
VEGE began offering an ‘off the shelf’ remanufactured alternative to new back in 1936. We believe that this simple concept helps establish our eco-credentials and makes us one of the oldest recyclers to the automotive industry in Europe, if not the world.
We like to illustrate our eco-credentials; to do this we looked at just last year. Based only on the weight of the car-parts we sold around the world in 2023 we saved:
"A mature tree absorbs 21kg of CO2 per year"
Based on this fact; VEGE is doing the work of a forest of 392,326 trees every year!
by reusing the iron/steel/aluminium casting we not only save the costs base metal itself but we also prevent further damage caused to the planet by mining for the ore & minerals required to make metal.
by re-purposing the original castings the iron/steel/aluminium; does not need smelting, this is probably the biggest energy saving a company like ours can make.
This is a figure we are justly proud of, it’s hard to be absolutely accurate when making these claims but we have taken a conservative approach; the same approach we adopted for the last 80 years.
With an advanced production process and over 80 years of experience, we’re able to supply remanufactured products with a level of quality that equals that of new OEM products.
The VEGE Timeline.
First Exchange Engines
First OEM Contract
VEGE 50th Anniversary
VEGE Worldwide Expansion
Merger with CEL Group Ltd
80 Years of Remanufacturing
VEGE Launches New Website
VEGE invests further in Tunisia
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The world of engines is ever-changing and car manufacturers replace engine types faster than ever before; our Engineering Department is constantly introducing new models. Availability is key and with the customer in mind VEGE chooses to use selected partners to supplement the huge range of part numbers required to satisfy the massive automotive aftermarket.