Nine of UK’s top-selling cars feature Sogefi components

In the UK, nine out of ten best-sellers are equipped with Sogefi parts. Within Europe, eight out of ten European top-selling cars are fitted with a range of Sogefi products, according to the Information Handling Services (IHS).

The recent IHS report found Sogefi filters, suspension parts and air and cooling systems in the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Fiesta, Opel Corsa and other European favourites. The Group’s popularity with these makes and models is testimony to the excellent quality of Sogefi’s OE and aftermarket products, which both feature identical technologies.

The IHS ranking puts the Volkswagen Golf VI at the top of the list in Europe, followed by the Ford Fiesta VI and the Opel Corsa D. Other 2012 models featuring original Sogefi Group parts include the Renault Clio III, Ford Focus, Opel Astra, Renault Megane III and Nissan Qashqai.

The UK’s favourite cars are very well supplied by the Group. Nine out of the ten top models that are mentioned use Sogefi parts: top-ranking Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and Ford Focus, amongst others, run with a range of filters, a full spectrum of suspension parts or intake manifolds and turbo outlets. The Nissan Qashqai, BMW 3er and Mercedes C-Klasse also use Sogefi oil filters, additional suspension components, plus a variety of other parts, such as thermostat housing, coolant pipes and coolant pumps.

The significant use of Sogefi Filtration products, namely air, oil and diesel filters, is excellent news for the aftermarket, which can offer users OE-quality replacements from the whole range of Sogefi Aftermarket brands.

For Andrea Taschini, General Manager of the Aftermarket Division, the figures are evidence of the Group’s successful strategy of investing in research and development. “The fact that they are selected by Europe’s leading car manufacturers for their top-selling cars demonstrates the quality and performance of Sogefi’s original technologies,” says Taschini. The same cutting-edge technology and innovation that goes into Sogefi´s OE equipment is also used in the company’s aftermarket products, such as its Purflux, Fram® and CoopersFiaam replacement filters.
Dream machines

Sogefi’s OE oil filters also support the smooth running of some of the world’s most popular dream machines. For example the Ferrari California, the Maserati Gran Turismo and the Mercedes Benz SLK 350 CGi all make use of Sogefi filters, which are available in aftermarket versions as well. Sogefi oil filters are also selected as original equipment for many high-performance motorbikes. Every Ducati bike, for example, features an original Sogefi oil filter, such as the Ducati Monster 1100.

In addition to supporting comfortable and efficient driving, Sogefi’s filters are designed to reduce vehicle noise, curb energy consumption and lower CO2 emissions. Further to this, to ensure a holistic approach to environmental sustainability, Sogefi R&D has been working on cutting back on the amount of raw materials used to manufacture its products. Biodegradable and recycled plastics have replaced metal in the manufacturing of filter parts and other components. Lightweight materials are used for suspension parts, which maintain performance while improving fuel efficiency.

This all explains why so many customers are choosing the company’s OE and aftermarket parts. “The cars carrying our parts are driven by millions of people and must deliver thousands of kilometres of trouble free driving each year,” says Taschini. “There is no room for error.”

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