Research and Development


Sogefi is at the forefront of technology and dedicates a significant amount of its turnover to R&D.

The aim of Sogefi’s R&D teams is to meet the expectations of global clients by finding improved technical, economic and environmental solutions through continual innovation.

In the Suspension Components Business Unit, whether for bars, helical springs or other suspension components, the basic idea underlying all product development processes is continued weight reduction combined with performance improvement.

The production processes involved, along with materials development and design skills, enable Sogefi to manufacture products that are lighter better performing products. This in turn contributes to vehicle weight reduction and, consequently, to improved fuel consumption, whilst leaving each manufacturer’s typical driving features unchanged.

In its ongoing effort to improve product technology and environmental performance, Sogefi has made great progress in the development of suspension components from innovative materials - much lighter than steel - that have a remarkable effect on the final overall weight and hence on vehicle fuel consumption, but also drastically reduce the total environmental costs.

The Engine Systems Business Unit owes its growth to a strong culture of innovation in servicing its OEM customers’ needs. Fulfilling toxic gas emission regulations, reducing CO2 emissions and this, without deterioration of the engine performance, is a tough challenge for OEMs. Innovation is a key success factor to manage this delicate balance and OEMs rely on their Tier-1 supplier to remain at the cutting-edge.

To date, the Engine Systems Business Unit has patented over 500 solutions all over the world, and continually proposes innovative solutions to support OEMs and meet their challenges.

As for the fluid filtration product range, the R&D team continually develops improved filtration systems, meeting stringent customer requirements in terms of efficiency, service interval, and compatibility with oil additives and bio fuels used around the world.


Our products have better filtration performance with new technologies such as “Diesel 3 Tech”, lower weight and smaller size with plastics progressively replacing aluminium. We can also integrate additional functions like sensors or coolers, allowing the OEMs to rely on us as system expert.

As far as the air and cooling product range is concerned, the R&D team is a pioneer in technologies that deliver unprecedented results. Our Engineering Offices work in close collaboration with our Testing and Validation Laboratory, as well as our Acoustic, Simulation, Prototyping and Metrology services. For powerful engines, we use plastic materials that are resistant to very high temperatures, and for the cramped under hood environment we specifically develop compact and light products.