Continuous system and production improvement together with innovative thinking are at the heart of the relationship between Tier 1 suppliers and their customers. An example of this is the new charge air duct provided by MANN+HUMMEL for various Ford applications.
As a preferred supplier of Ford, MANN+HUMMEL is providing a wide range of filtration solutions across the Ford vehicle and engine range. MANN+HUMMEL is increasingly being asked by vehicle manufacturers to develop new, as well as enhancing existing, technologies and systems for today’s motoring and manufacturing needs.
A case in point is the development and supply of the cold side charge air duct for the Ford 1.5 liter 4‑cylinder diesel engine used in the C‑MAX Focus, Kuga and Transit Connect models. The MANN+HUMMEL product replaces a competitor component and brings the advantage to our customer of delivering cost savings by utilizing a different production technique.
Injection molding of the parts, as opposed to more traditional blow-molding, was the preferred option utilizing vibration welding technology together with infrared pre‑heating. The net result is a more cost effective system with no loss of performance or quality.