Sogefi, one of Europe’s leading automotive parts suppliers, is showcasing its advanced commercial vehicle filter brand, Sogefi Pro, for the first time at this year’s CV Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
Sogefi Pro is an OE quality filter brand that has been exclusively tailored for heavy duty, trucks and buses, and incorporates all commercial vehicle filter products that Sogefi had previously offered under its Fram, CoopersFiaam and Purflux replacement filter brands.
Overall, a complete range of 532 part numbers are available through Sogefi Pro to the aftermarket, covering around 93% of the truck and bus parc in Europe. This includes many renowned OE manufacturers such as Volvo, Renault, Mercedes, Iveco, MAN, Scania, DAF and others.
Nigel Duffield, Sogefi Aftermarket Sales Manager commented, “We are delighted to be making our debut at this year’s CV Show.” “Our specialised Sogefi Pro range gives our heavy duty customers an opportunity to expand their listings with these high quality components. Car parts distributors across Europe are investing in this market right now. The essential role a filter plays in the heavy duty sector cannot be underestimated, creating a significant commercial business opportunity.”
Nigel points out that up to twelve different filters are potentially required for just one single truck. On average, six of them will be changed over a year during service, as opposed to only two for passenger cars. A poor quality filter can cause severe damage to the engine, immediately taking the vehicle off the road. This will have huge cost implications for the professional such as unexpected repair costs and loss of income through vehicle down time.
Sogefi Pro offers a wide range of OE quality hydraulic filters, diesel filters, oil filters, air filters, water filters, urea filters and air dryers as well as cabin filters. In addition to this, the range includes filters that support the demands of the Euro VI, the latest diesel engine emission legislation implemented by the European Commission, aimed at reducing emissions of both nitrogen oxides and particulate matters from trucks and buses.