UFI Filters, a leader in filtration and the production of heat exchangers for combustion, electric and hybrid vehicles, has joined Autodistribution International’s (ADI) supplier portfolio, which will result in expanding both its UFI and SOFIMA brands.
A true benchmark in the distribution of Aftermarket components and products for professional repairers, ADI is one of the leading networks in the industry Headquartered in Brussels, it is present in 49 countries in Europe, North Africa and Central Asia, where it has 24 partners, 600 distributors, 3,000 points of sale and a network of 10,000 workshops.
With its Original Equipment (OE) pedigree, the UFI Filters Group joins the portfolio of over 40 suppliers in one of the most prestigious networks for the automotive Aftermarket, which generates a business of 7.5 billion euros in the passenger car and heavy duty sectors.
UFI Filters Group was able to join ADI because of its strengths which include: a presence in the OE segment (with over 250 co-branded products with the world's leading vehicle manufacturers); technological innovations (with over 200 internationally recognised patents); the quality of the UFI and SOFIMA brand distribution network in Europe and further afield, and the potential to develop business on a global scale.
The partnership with ADI is an important step for UFI Filters to grow market share and turnover across both the UFI and SOFIMA brands in Europe and beyond, with double-digit sales growth expected in the next few years.
Onofrio Defina, COO and Sales & Marketing Aftermarket Director, EMEA, UFI Filters, comments: “We are aware of the importance of networks and are extremely proud of this valuable partnership. It constitutes another step in the UFI Filters Group's organic growth strategy, which has seen us establish partnerships with other international groups since 2014. We want to offer the market our technological strength and logistical flexibility, and we have the added advantage of being an OE-supplier to the most important brands in the passenger car and heavy duty sectors.”
“We are pleased to welcome UFI Filters as a new partner to our supply base,” emphasises ADI Managing Director, Manuel Van Royen. “This is another step towards our continuous goal of extending the range of our offer to the automotive Aftermarket with high-quality products.”
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