Mauro Fenzi appointed as Chief Executive Officer.
Started the production of bended stabilizer bars in Romania – Oradea. This state of the art factory allows delivering high tech products. This move was needed to offer customers production from competitive areas. It was also required to follow the evolution of the customers' footprint toward Eastern Europe.
Sold the Fraize plant and the Air & Colling business unit stopped blow-molding activities to focus on products with more added value for Sogefi’s product strategy and decrease exposure to Diesel.
During this period, A&C patented many EVs applications, such as cooling systems for batteries and fuel cell applications (separator of water and hydrogen).
Sogefi started the production of coil springs (hot and cold technology) in the existing plant of Wujiang – large Shanghai area. The hot technology allows Sogefi to develop bigger and heavier coil springs, notably for electric cars.
Moved forward with the plan to open a brand new production plant in Oradea, Romania, dedicated to the suspension business and therefore becoming the biggest plant for this business unit.
After long and profitable cooperation with its local partner, Sogefi strengthened its Indian footprint by purchasing the remaining 30% minority shareholdings thus becoming the sole owner of its Indian operations.
Sogefi announces a plan to build a new factory in Morocco for its Filtration Business unit, the company’s first industrial site in Africa.
The plant, which will start operating at the beginning of 2018, will manufacture two different models of engine filtration systems (a metal diesel filter and an oil filtration module) for original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and original equipment spares (OES) for various vehicle types. The 10,000 square-meters factory will be built in the free trade zone of Tangier and will employ 120 people.
Sogefi Air & Cooling Canada awarded with a Gold Certificate of excellence by General Motors.
Sogefi announces a plan to launch coil spring production in China for passenger cars.
From the end of 2018, the new suspensions plant will be operational in Wujiang, where the company currently manufactures stabilizer bars. The purpose of the initiative is to meet the increasing demand for coil springs in China, in view of the growth forecasts for the local car market, the gradual replacement of leaf springs and the higher technical standards required by local manufacturers.
SOGEFI AWARDED THE BEST SUPPLIER FOR COST SUPPORT BY HONDA AT THE HONDA POWER SUPPLIER CONVENTION 2016 AND AWARDED WITH THE BRONZE QUALITY CERTIFICATION BY CATERPILLAR.
TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE AWARDED ISSA - A JV BETWEEN SOGEFI SUSPENSIONS FRANCE S.A. AND NHK SPRING CO., LTD. IN SPAIN - WITH THE SUPERIOR QUALITY AWARD FOR THE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE DURING 2015.
SOGEFI CELEBRATES THE 60° ANNIVERSARY OF PURFLUX BRAND, RECOGNISED AS FILTRATION PREMIUM BRAND.
MONICA MONDARDINI NAMED PRESIDENT OF SOGEFI GROUP.
LAURENT HEBENSTREIT APPOINTED AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND A NEW "LEAN" ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE PRESENTED WITH ALL SOGEFI GROUP ACTIVITIES SPLITTED INTO ONE OF THREE PRODUCT-ORIENTED BUSINESS UNITS: SUSPENSION COMPONENTS, AIR & COOLING AND FILTRATION, WITH THE PURPOSE TO CREATE A LIGHTER, SIMPLER AND MORE EFFICIENT STRUCTURE THROUGHOUT THE GROUP, IMPROVING COMPETITIVENESS LEVERAGING ON QUALITY, COSTS AND INNOVATION.
SOGEFI PLANS TO EXPAND ITS PRESENCE IN THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKETS THROUGH AN INVESTMENT OF € 17 MILLION AT MONTERREY (MEXICO) IN A NEW PLANT SERVING ALL THREE BUSINESS UNITS.
SOGEFI'S NEW PATENTED FILTER MODULE WILL DELIVER “ULTRA-CLEAN” PERFORMANCE ACROSS WIDE RANGE OF RENAULT DIESEL MODELS.
SOGEFI AWARDED BY THE ITALIAN GIPA (GROUPEMENT INTER PROFESSIONNEL DE L’AUTOMOBILE) WITH THE “EXCELLENCE TROPHY” IN THE CATEGORY “CONTRIBUTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT” AND RECOGNISED WITH AN AWARD BY GROUPAUTO ITALIA FOR THE CONTRIBUTION OF SOGEFI AFTERMARKET IN 'PREMIUM MARKETING' CATEGORY.
SOGEFI, STARTS UP TWO NEW INDUSTRIAL SITES, PRODUCING SUSPENSION COMPONENTS AND ENGINE SYSTEM COMPONENTS RESPECTIVELY, IN WUJIANG, IN THE SHANGHAI AREA OF CHINA.
SOGEFI RECEIVES THE AWARD BY GENERAL MOTORS AS SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2013 IN THE CATEGORY OF AIR INTAKE SYSTEMS.
SOGEFI LAUNCHES THE LIGHTWEIGHT SPRINGS ON NEW AUDI A6 AVANT ULTRA.
On the expiry of his mandate, Sogefi Chief Executive Emanuele Bosio leaves the helm of the company and Guglielmo Fiocchi takes over as Chief Executive Officer of Sogefi. Sogefi’s Engine Systems Business Unit opens two new factories, one in Pune (India) producing filter systems and the other in Monterrey (Mexico) producing components for Chrysler, GM and Ford V8 engines.
IN JULY SOGEFI CONSOLIDATES ITS PRESENCE IN INDIA WITH THE OPENING OF A NEW FACTORY PRODUCING SUSPENSION PARTS IN PUNE AND A NEW PLANT FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FILTER SYSTEMS IN THE
BANGALORE AREA. IN SEPTEMBER THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTS GUGLIELMO FIOCCHI AS GENERAL MANAGER OF SOGEFI.
Sogefi celebrates its 30th anniversary and, with the acquisition of the Mark IV Systèmes Moteurs group, completes its range of products for engine systems and strengthens its position in North America. The group closes
the year with revenues of 1,158.4 million euro, reaching an all-time high for the thirty years of its history thanks to the acquisition of Mark IV Systèmes Moteurs and to the organic growth of the businesses of the group.
Sogefi expands its presence in India by signing a joint venture agreement, for a 51% stake, with the Imperial Auto group to open a plant at Pune (near Mumbai) to produce suspension components for local vehicle manufacturers.
The Group’s management structure is rationalized and a separate Aftermarket Division is created to better focus on the replacement markets.
Following a degree of necessary retrenchment due to the global economic crisis of 2009 which had a harsh impact on the automotive industry, Sogefi’s revenues increase over the previous year to 924.7 million Euros with over 6,000 employees (including hired people).
Sogefi acquires a 60% stake in a joint venture in India (at Bangalore) with the M.N. Ramarao Filters Private (MNR) group. Its aim is to enter the Indian filters market, specifically for cars and two/three-wheeled vehicles as well as for industrial
Sogefi enters into a joint venture with Sardou S.A. in France to develop suspension components made with innovative materials, alternative to steel, aimed at considerably reducing weight.
In China, where the company has been a presence since 1996 in the suspension sector, Sogefi sets up a joint venture to expand its business further within the filtration industry.
A new plastic components plant is acquired in France (at
Argentan in Lower Normandy) to improve the vertical integration of components and advance the technical skills in the filtration sector.
Rodolfo De Benedetti becomes Chairman of Sogefi S.p.A., replacing Carlo De Benedetti, who is appointed Honorary Chairman.
The Group focuses on its industrial and corporate reorganization to optimize its presence and competitiveness in all markets, especially in countries with very dynamic economies.
The company reaches revenues of 1,023.4 million Euros and the number of employees rises to over 6,100.
Sogefi S.p.A. shares, listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since 1986, are moved to the STAR segment, reserved for small and mid-cap companies who can provide excellence in terms of transparency, communication, liquidity and corporate governance.
Sogefi S.p.A. Headquarters transfers from Mantova to Milan.
The Group’s first US plant is opened at Prichard (West Virginia), to manufacture shock absorber springs and stabilizer bars for the local market.
In Brazil, a new suspension components production plant is opened at Mogi Mirim (near São Paulo).
Acquisition of the French company Filtrauto S.A., operating in the filters sector, with manufacturing plants in France, Italy, Spain, UK, Slovenia and Argentina. As a result, Sogefi becomes a leading company in both the replacements market and supply of original equipment filtration systems.
Takeover of United Industries Plc., the British group operating in the precision springs industry, with 3 plants in the UK, 2
in France and 2 in the Netherlands. Sogefi’s revenues rise to 674.2 million Euros with employees numbering over 5,100.
The acquisition of the French company Allevard Ressorts Automobile consolidates Sogefi’s market leadership in Europe as a manufacturer of suspension components for the automotive industry which extends the Company’s customer base to include all major
manufacturers. In Spain, Sogefi acquires PBR S.A., a successful manufacturer of replacement filters for automotive vehicles, thereby strengthening its market presence in the Iberian region.
A new plant dedicated to manufacturing springs and stabilizer bars for suspension is inaugurated at Fronville in France.
In Brazil and Argentina, controlling shareholdings are acquired in the associated companies manufacturing filtration elements.
Sogefi becomes the European market leader in suspension components for the automotive industry, which it consolidates with further acquisitions of the German companies Luhn&Pulvermacher and Dittman&Neuhaus. As both German companies manufacture suspension components for
trains and industrial vehicles, they are integrated with similar operations already active within the Group.
A new filter manufacturing plant is opened in Brazil, at Mateus Leme, in the Minas Gerais, while new offices are opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Again anticipating future trends, Sogefi sets up a strategic joint venture in the suspension industry in China called Liaoyang KS Automotive Spring Ltd., with the German group Krupp Hoesch Automotive. Both companies agree to each hold a 30% interest while the remaining 40%
goes to the Chinese company First Automobile Works.
Sogefi’s revenues increase to 913.2 billion Lire (equal to 471.6 million Euros) with over 4,500 employees.
Sogefi further expands its products portfolio by acquiring the French companies Montal S.A. and ES Metal S.A., specializing in the production of precision springs for special applications.
In South America, the Group consolidates its presence by acquiring 60% of an Argentinian filter manufacturing company.
After identifying growth potential in the South American market, the Group arrives in Brazil where it acquires Europarts Industria de Autopecas Ltda, a former division of Allied Signal
operating in the filters sector. The company is subsequently renamed Sogefi Filtration do Brasil Ltda.
Revenues reach 570.3 billion Lire (equal to 294.5 million Euros) and the number of employees rises to over 4,400.
Sogefi continues to expand its international filtration interests by acquiring Coopers Filters Ltd. in the UK and a shareholding in Afico Filters S.A.E. in Egypt.
The Company’s presence in the suspension components industry is further consolidated with the acquisition of two Italian companies (Mollificio Bresciano and Sidergarda) and a French company (Ateliers Métallurgiques de Saint Urbain S.A.).
As part of its strategy of expansion and diversification in the automotive sector, Sogefi takes over Rejna S.p.A., an Italian manufacturer of suspension components for the transportation industry.
Sogefi is listed for the first time on the Milan Stock Exchange. At the end of the financial year, revenues are 147.8 billion Lire (equal to 76.3 million Euros) with over 1,700 employees.
Sogefi expands its activity to new markets in Europe through a joint venture with the American group Allied Signal.
Acquisition of Fiaam S.p.A., an Italian company specializing in the manufacture of a wide range of car filters.
Business agreement signed with the US group Allied Signal for the exclusive licence to use the world-renowned FRAM® filter brand.
Sogefi S.p.A. is established in Mantova, in northern Italy, with the objective of becoming a major force in the automotive components industry. CIR becomes its controlling shareholder.