Guyancourt, 5 October, 2015 – Sogefi, a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance filters for the original equipment and the aftermarket, has won an award for its performance in the “premium marketing” category at the second Groupauto Italia Strategic Supplier Meeting held in Rome in late September. This is the first time the major autoparts buyer group has given awards to its supplier partners.
In presenting the award, Groupauto Italia said Sogefi Aftermarket had shown a remarkable understanding of the competitive dynamics of the market and had delivered excellent solutions in respect of products, prices and communication policies.
Accepting the award on behalf of Sogefi, Fabio Pellegrini, Sales Manager Aftermarket for Italy, expressed the filter maker’s thanks to Groupauto Italia and said: “This valuable recognition reflects the mutual respect and trust built up over many years which has led to such a successful partnership. As well as being an appreciation of the work done over the past years, the award provides strong motivation for Sogefi to continue investing in innovative solutions for the market.”
The awards, made in four categories, were decided on the basis of votes by Groupauto Italia’s
33 associate members. For over 40 years Groupauto Italia has been a leading buying group involved in the distribution of spare parts and equipment to garages and motor factors throughout the country.
Sogefi is a preferred supplier to all the major international buying groups with all its Aftermarket brands Purflux, Fram®, CoopersFiaam and Tecnocar. It is a Groupauto partner in France, the UK & Ireland, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, Turkey, Belgium, Austria, as well as in Italy.
About Sogefi Group
The Sogefi Group, founded in Italy in 1980, is a world leader in automotive components for original equipment and the aftermarket. The company is a partner of the leading manufacturers of cars and commercial vehicles worldwide and is the market leader in Europe and South America.
Within the Sogefi Group, the Suspension Components Business Unit is the third largest manufacturer of suspension components worldwide. The Engine Systems business unit is one of the leading manufacturers of modules for filtration, air intake and engine cooling systems.