An expert in filtration for over 30 years, leading distributor Serfac Limited offers complete filter coverage from leading filtration brands Knecht and UFI plus Asian specialist Blue Print.
Distributed in Ireland by Serfac since the early 1990s, Knecht is part of the Mahle brand family and has a global reputation for strong brand values and excellent customer relationships. For over 80 years, the Mahle Group has been one of the leading international manufacturers of high-quality components for the automotive and engine industry.
All the company’s products are quality certified and are subject to multi-stage quality control. Knecht auto filters are supplied to practically all large OE manufacturers, including BMW, Merces-Benz, Audi, Volkswagen, Ford, Opel, Porsche, General Motors, SEAT, Renault, Volvo, Saab, Rover, Rolls Royce, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki and Skoda.
The company’s central R&D facility in Stuttgart services and supports the development of its brands through comprehensive scientific research and it is this scientific approach which puts Knecht Filters at the leading edge of filter manufacturing technology and makes the brand the choice of the world’s most prestigious manufacturers.
Knecht offers a comprehensive product range encompassing air, oil and fuel filters for passenger cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles. The brand continuously expands its filter range with innovative, high quality products. This includes eco filters that can be completely incinerated and cabin air filters, all of which are produced to original equipment quality.
Mahle places particular value on the fact that new trade products are brought onto the market as close as possible to the start of the vehicle’s production and, in most cases, before the first service interval. Accordingly, the “time to market”, i.e. the period of time required from product development to market launch, is given a high priority. Mahle has invested heavily in this area: in new, flexible, and efficient manufacturing technologies, in central and decentralised provisioning of goods, and in expanding its team of experts.
A recent addition to the Serfac brand range is leading Italian filter brand UFI. One of the world’s leaders in filtration with 16 industrial sites, 3 innovation centres and 54 commercial offices around the world, UFI was founded in Italy in 1971. UFI is a leading OE filtration provider and 95% of vehicle manufacturers worldwide choose UFI Filters which cover over 60,000 applications.
UFI supplies a full range of air, oil, fuel, cabin, hydraulic and coolant filters as well as thermal management systems to the automotive sector, meeting the needs of nearly all car brands and motorcycles as well as commercial, heavy duty and agricultural vehicles.
UFI filters are chosen by 6 out of 7 of the largest automobile manufacturers and by 7 out of 10 F1 teams. UFI employs 120 specialized technicians in its Innovation and Research Centers and holds 167 patents. As a research-driven company, it reinvests over 5% of its revenues in R&D.
Some of the most popular recent additions to the UFI filter range include:
Renault Nissan Diesel Filter for Nissan Qashquai II (J11) 1.5, 1.6 DCI 02/14 >; Nissan X-Train (T32) 1.6 DCI 2WD 12/13 >; Renault Kadjar 1.5, 1.6 DCI 110 06/15 >
BMW Oil Filter for BMW 1 Series (F20) M140 I 06/16 >; BMW 1 Series (F21) M140 I 06/16 >; BMW 3 Series (F30) 340i 07/15 >; BMW 7 Series (G11/G12) 730d 06/15>
BMW Diesel Filter for BMW 2 Series Tourer (F45) 214, 216, 218, 220 d 11/14 >; BMW X1 (F48) 18, 20, 25 d sDrive 06/15 >; MINI Cooper D (F56) 1.5 D 02/14 > 01/16
VW Air Filter for Audi A1 (8X) 1.6 TDI 11/14 >; Audi S1 (8X) 2.0 TFSI Quattro 01/14 >; SEAT Toledo IV (KG3) 1.6 TDI 05/15 >
Serfac also stocks an extensive range of filters from Blue Print which boasts over 2,300 references in its filtration portfolio. Blue Print’s filtration range includes air, oil, cabin and fuel filters, all of which are manufactured with high-quality materials to ensure optimum performance. The portfolio is continually reviewed and researched for gaps in the market and new parts are added so customers have easy access to the replacement filters they need.
Covering European vehicles as well as Asian and American marques, Blue Print’s percentage coverage of the market is still growing and is in excess of 90% of the vehicle parc, with over 100,000 applications in range, including over 900 air filters with over 31,000 applications, c. 500 cabin filters with over 40,000 applications, almost 300 oil filters with over 32,000 applications and more than 450 fuel filters with over 27,000 applications.
All Blue Print filters undergo rigorous testing to ensure first class quality and the weights of all Blue Print filters are checked against the manufacturers’ specifications to ensure first time fitment every time.
For more information regarding the comprehensive filter offering from Serfac, contact the Serfac sales team on 01 459 8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.