06 Jun 2019

UFI FILTERS Group inaugurates its 6th industrial site in China, in Chongqing, on the Silk Road

It is the 17th industrial site in the world, with a total investment of 25 million Euro and with more than 200 new employees once at full capacity.

UFI Filters, a world leader in filtration technologies and thermal management, is inaugurating its 17th  industrial site in the world, the 6th in China, in the Italo-Chinese Chongqing Industrial Park, in the south-west of China.

The Group has always been a pioneer in the production of filters in China, landing there in 1982 and with first investments as WFOE in 1996. In addition to the new site in Chongqing, UFI can count on five other  industrial sites: four in the Shanghai area, together with one of its most important Research and Development centers, and one in Changchun.

Involving a total investment of 25 million Euro, the new plant extends for more than 17.000 m2, of which nearly 14.000 m2 are dedicated to the production of high technological filtering systems for the most important local Original Equipment manufacturers.

As part of UFI’s global strategy of providing a better and efficient service to main global Automotive brands, the new high-tech facility aims to serve the growing manufacturing area in the Liangjiang region, which is the new hub in the south-west China , with a “Just-in-time” service to the OEMs.

The new plant will provide a complete range of applications, including fuel, oil, CNG and LPG filters, as well as air filters, air intake systems and cabin filters; service filters such as urea, carbon canister, blow-by filters for passenger car and heavy duty and many more.

Giorgio Girondi, Chairman of UFI FILTERS Group, states: “Thinking global and acting local is a basic principle in our Group’s strategy to support our customers in their production efforts. The opening of the new industrial site in Chongqing is another demonstration of our constant growth in the Chinese market expanding now in the South-West to better serve a growing Original Equipment Manufactures’ hub. This new site will allow us to support the “just-in-time” production for all South-West of China including Chongqing, Chengdu, Changsha Wuhan. Our expansion also marks a milestone in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the global development strategy adopted by the Chinese government involving infrastructure growth and investments in collaboration with 152 countries and international organizations. The BRI signed earlier this year between Italy and China remarks the importance for the two countries working together to build connectivity and strengthen their cooperation”.