In November, MANN+HUMMEL opened an office in Johannesburg and therefore for the first time has its own business premises on the continent of Africa.
Ludwigsburg, 14 December 2016 – In November, MANN+HUMMEL opened an office in Johannesburg and therefore for the first time has its own business premises on the continent of Africa. The filtration specialist with headquarters in Ludwigsburg, Germany founded a sales office in August that will conduct its business from the South African metropole of Johannesburg.
Initially six employees will work at the new office. They will primarily support automotive aftermarket customers and industrial customers in the southern part of the African continent. Starting in 2017, MANN+HUMMEL will also supply customers from a logistics centre in Johannesburg.
As a result of this new location, MANN+HUMMEL is now represented on all continents and is therefore able to further pursue its strategy of being close to customers. Josef Parzhuber, President & General Manager Automotive Aftermarket at the MANN+HUMMEL Group says: "South Africa is the largest automotive market on the continent of Africa and is characterised by good market conditions with regard to its political and economic stability. This step allows us to strengthen our position as a global company. We are close to our customers in terms of location and the solutions we offer."
MANN+HUMMEL is increasingly focused on the African continent. The filtration specialist is not ruling out additional future actions. Josef Parzhuber explains: "We are currently examining the possibilities for further commitments in other African countries. The markets in Africa have enormous potential and offer MANN+HUMMEL opportunities for growth."
The MANN+HUMMEL Group is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. In 2015, a workforce of over 16,000 employees at more than 60 locations worldwide generated sales of approx. 3 billion euros. The acquisition of the Affinia Group involves the addition of around 4,500 employees, some 10 locations and approx. 900 million euros in sales. The group’s product portfolio includes air filter systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and technical plastic parts, as well as filter elements for vehicle servicing and repair. For mechanical engineering, process engineering and other industrial applications, the company’s product range encompasses industrial filters, membrane filters for water filtration and filter systems.
Further information about MANN+HUMMEL can be found at www.mann-hummel.com