FILTRATION WITH FLAIR READY TO FLY
- MANN+HUMMEL Filters South Africa is ready for lift-off, with all their ducks precisely in a row
- AUTHORATATIVE. Uncompromising. Excellent.
These three words sum up the German experience most succinctly, and together combine to provide the most consistent offering for a manufactured product.
When it comes to the automotive aftermarket, and it concerns filtration, those three words are laconic. It’s not often that you can, indeed, use three words to sum it all up so neatly, like a perfectly packaged item, not a seam out of place. Yet, with MANN-FILTER you can, and the great news for all perfectionists out there is that MANN+HUMMEL and MANN-FILTER are right here in Johannesburg, ready to supply you with the best in filtration.
In fact, conducting an interview with the guys at MANN+HUMMEL South Africa, you feel as if you’ve been in an intensive R&D planning session, something that is, indeed, a common occurrence in any German scenario, so it’s not surprising that when you fling in a question intended to throw the guys off course, they come back with the correct answer without any hesitation. That’s what intensive R&D does. That’s what German quick-thinkers do the best.
Preamble aside, this filtration news couldn’t have come at a better time in the aftermarket industry. Precision and perfection is much needed where many sub-standard items are becoming increasingly insidious in the marketplace.
We are meeting with two men soaked in the ethos of MANN+HUMMEL. It’s like the smell of the earth after a soaking South African thunderstorm. Sweet and succulent, expectant with possibilities. That is the interview experience. It is immensely satisfying. Africa, or anywhere really, needs the very best, and when it concerns filtration, it is of dire necessity as sacrificing quality for cheaper products could have disastrous consequences.
The men in question, Cédric Dackam, vice president for MANN+HUMMEL Middle East Africa, and Piet van der Heever, managing director, MANN+HUMMEL Filters South Africa have been busy for a while getting the South African operation ready to meet all market expectations.
Dackam started collating all the background information in November 2016, conducting investigations and efficacy strategies.