General Motors Honors Supplier for the Second Time
A great honor for Hengst Filtration: Muenster-based company Hengst is the “GM Supplier of the Year” for the second time. General Motors presented the supplier with its greatest honor for suppliers – one of the most established in the global automotive industry – on March 31 in Orlando, Florida. GM management was unanimous in its decision to distinguish Hengst among over 20,000 suppliers. Even more pleasing to the supplier, this year is the 25th anniversary of the award, which was accepted by Olaf Ley, Group Director Sales OE Passenger Cars, and Howard Boyer, CEO of Hengst of North America, Inc.
HELLA and Hengst tie the knot
UK agreement for comprehensive OE filtration alliance March 2017 heralds an exciting new chapter for HELLA here in the UK, as it becomes the first country within the HELLA group to introduce filtration through a powerful alliance with original equipment (OE) manufacturer, Hengst Filtration.
The agreement is a union between two longstanding – HELLA established in 1899 and Hengst in 1958 – and like-minded businesses, for both are OE manufacturers and system suppliers to the global automotive industry, both are acknowledged as award winning technological innovators, while they are also both renowned for their commitment to deliver the very best in terms of quality, availability and support to the independent aftermarket.
Best Supplier: Sinotruk Honors Hengst
Long-term, close development partnership with China’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer
Hengst is also a popular development and system partner for Asian vehicle manufacturers: Sinotruk, one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers in China, recently honored Hengst China as the “Best Cooperation Supplier of 2016.” Hengst and Sinotruk have maintained a close business partnership since 2009.
The prize is an especially prominent one on the Chinese commercial vehicle market, since Sinotruk only selects a few suppliers for the award each year from its total pool of around 1,000. Key factors that won Hengst the award include its expertise in research and development, permanently high quality, supplier reliability, and economic efficiency. Ongoing suggestions for improvement from the Hengst team on site in Kunshan also impressed China’s largest manufacturer of heavyduty commercial vehicles. “We are proud of this proof of the trust Sinotruk has in us, and we believe it is a confirmation of our corporate strategy of staying close to the markets and our customers through our global locations,” says Ingo Brunsmann, Group Vice President of Original Equipment.
16th location worldwide: new sales office strengthens presence and customer proximity in the Gulf
A strong network around the world: on 1 January 2017, Hengst will open its 16th location worldwide in the form of Hengst Middle East FZE. This means that customers in the Gulf will be able to benefit from short routes and an even quicker and more customised service.
In the Gulf, Hengst filter products have been valued for their quality and reliability for many years. This is reason enough to expand the already strong market position with a permanent presence in the region. Hengst Middle East will use the Dubai location to serve the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Quatar, Bahrain as well as Oman.
Regional Sales Director Ziad Alali, the manager of the new location, not only boasts many years of industry experience, but also commands extensive knowledge of the regional markets.
The previous exporter, Manfred Hommert GmbH, will remain by the team’s side in Dubai in a close advisory role. The new location represents the next step for Hengst in expanding its presence in all major markets. Globally positioned but always close to the customer: it is based on this maxim that the company has built up a dense global service network over the past few years.
Hengst features innovative filtration and deposition solutions for commercial vehicles at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016
The highest reliability, as little downtime as possible, the engine’s high efficiency: these are decisive factors that commercial vehicle operators demand from technology. Intelligent fluid management and advanced filtration technology are an essential part of the engine’s protection and reliable mechanics. With numerous innovative solutions, Hengst provides a comprehensive overview of its program for new and retrofitted commercial vehicles at the IAA 2016 (Hanover, September 22nd to 29th, 2016, Hall 13 Stand C23).
Hengst is presenting a new brand image and the entire IAM product range at the Automechanika 2016
Work smarter – with excellent service and premium products: At the Automechanika 2016 (September 13 to 17, 2016, at the Frankfurt Trade Fair, Hall 4.0, Stand A71) Hengst will present a new brand identity and an expanded and completely redesigned exhibition stand. The trade fair attendees will gain insight into the IAM product range with more than 2,500 filter products and also learn what differentiates brand-name filters with OEM (original equipment manufacturer) quality from presumably less costly alternatives. With its brand promise, Hengst is setting itself up for the requirements of the future IAM market. The company wants to offer excellence as a partner for innovative filtration solutions with know-how and passion.
An idea to spark optimized performance: The Blue.maxx modular system from Hengst is setting benchmarks in diesel fuel filtration. Hengst will present the concept with other solutions for filtration and fluid management in commercial vehicles at the 2016 IAA (Hanover, September 22-29, 2016, Hall 13 Stand C23) – true to the fair’s motto “Driven by Ideas.”
From original equipment to the aftermarket: You can always rely on the quality of Hengst filters. The company will be presenting an overview of its IAM range of more than 2,500 filter products at the Automechanika (September 13 to 17, 2016 at the Messe Frankfurt).
Fed up with nasty passengers?
Interior cabin air filters ensure clean conditions inside your automobile
You no longer have to endure “bad air” in your vehicle: Air conditioning, which is standard in most modern vehicles, allows individuals to adjust temperatures to their own needs; the integrated interior cabin air filters keep undesirable air components such as pollen, dust, bacteria and allergens at bay. The prerequisite for this: The interior cabin air filter should be replaced regularly, every 15,000 kilometers at least or, ideally, twice a year.
The acquisition is part of the growth strategy set out by the Hengst Group
On February 1, 2016, Hengst will acquire all shares of the Danish filtration specialist Nordic Air Filtration. Nordic Air is a market leader in high-quality solutions for industrial air filtration and supplies dealers and OEMs worldwide. The company has three locations in Denmark and in the United Arab Emirates and employs around 100 staff who generate annual sales of over EUR 15 million. Nordic Air Filtration has a very large portfolio of around 4,000 different filter products and more than 20 different filter media for gas turbines and industrial applications.