The important contribution of Sogefi’s “Diesel3Tech” technology, as well as the development of lightweight components, reduction of fuel consumption and decreasing CO² emissions, was awarded with “Frost & Sullivan Product Line strategy” 2010 prize Sogefi Filter Division received the 2010 “Frost & Sullivan Europe Product Line Strategy Award in Powertrain”. Sogefi was chosen among several competitors because of the engagement in technology innovation applied to all the range of its products.
Frost & Sullivan underlined the Sogefi’s support in developing greener car. Arif Basheer, Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst noted that “all Sogefi’s products are aimed at reducing CO² emissions and increasing fuel economy, which benefit OEMs by way of lowered CO² fleet averages as well as end-consumers by offering them better fuel economy and lower CO² taxes”.
Frost & Sullivan’s jury considered innovations introduced by Sogefi in several fields like: components weight reduction, friction reduction between parts, engine ageing decrease and compatibility with bio-fuels. “A key accomplishment has been weight reduction: during the last five years, Sogefi has managed to reduce the weight of liquid filtration systems by 25 per cent, which corresponds to around 1.2 kgs for a diesel vehicle,” said Basheer. “This is made possible with the use of light materials such as glass reinforced plastic and compact designs.”
The award also recognized Sogefi’s “Diesel3Tech” technology that enables the protection of ideal injection systems in bio-diesel under all conditions. To evaluate Sogefi’s performance against key competitors, Frost & Sullivan used several criteria: breadth of product line, size of addressable customer base, impact on customer value, impact on market share and breadth of applications/markets served.
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