< back

Sogefi Group, Europe’s leading Original Equipment and Aftermarket filter manufacturer, has made the perfect start to 2013 by securing a further three-year contract as a preferred supplier to Groupauto, UK and Ireland.

The agreement, effective from 1st January 2013, confirms that Sogefi will continue to supply Groupauto with its leading Aftermarket filter brands Fram and CoopersFiaam. The renewal demonstrates Groupauto´s continued confidence in the quality, scope and value that Sogefi has to offer. This announcement is a statement of the continuation of a partnership that has already lasted for more than a quarter of a century.

Sogefi Group is very pleased with this important contract renewal, which will allow the company to continue to benefit from the efficiency of Groupauto in the UK and Ireland, both in terms of its network presence (more than 200 members in UK and Ireland) and its logistical performance. Sogefi Aftermarket will therefore be able to profit from the commercial dynamism and recognised expertise of Groupauto, one of the UK’s leading motor factor trading groups.
For Groupauto, the continuation with the Sogefi Group, assures them the support of two leading filtration brands with an exceptional aftermarket reputation that brings the skills and expertise of a components manufacturer of original equipment due to Sogefi´s breadth and depth of range, as well as the marketing support and pricing strategy. The renewal has an important impact on Groupauto members, wholesalers, factors, garage networks, and the extra viability of their business.

Sogefi Aftermarket Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland, Nigel Duffield, said: “I am delighted that Groupauto has once again approved our UK aftermarket filter brands. This means that Groupauto members will be able to continue to benefit from our products encompassing market-leading technologies and OE-quality. The Sogefi UK Aftermarket sales team will be working very hard to satisfy all of the Groupauto customers and provide the services, which only a leading filter provider can ensure.”