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    One of the SOFIMA plants.
    Site dedicated to the production of filters for industrial vehicles.

SOFIMA FILTER srl was founded in Mantua, Italy in 1981 inside the UFI FILTERS spa Group as the brand for filtration products intended for the spare parts market for automobiles, trucks, motorcycles and industrial vehicles.

Today there are 8 SOFIMA plants in the world, of which 4 are in China, all of which work scrupulously in tune with the production and quality standards of the parent company.

Contacts between SOFIMA and the Far East began in 1983 when a delegation from China showed interest for manufacturing the filters of the Italian brand. This acquaintance led to a relationship that created a turnkey plant for manufacturing oil, air and gasoline filters in Bengbu.

SOFIMA’s path to expansion in the Far East continued in 1988 in Shanghai with a contract with SFF (Shanghai Filter Factory). This experience was joined by another five contracts for plants in different geographic areas of China: Peking (with two factories), Chang Chun, Xinxian, and Chongqing.

In 1994 the Mantua-based company set up its first Joint Venture with the Ministry of Aviation for production of hydraulic filters. The Group then decided to invest in the Automotive sector and in March 1996 laid the foundations for the first 100% owned plant, leading to creation of SOFIMA AUTOMOTIVE FILTER SHANGHAI CO., LTD, with headquarters in a city that aims to become the trade and development center of the entire Far East. After more than fifteen years over 1,200 people work in this plant which has become one of the worldwide largest businesses in the filtration sector.

In 2002 a new plant was built on the outskirts of Shanghai to produce hydraulic filters: SOFIMA HYDRAULIC FILTER CO, Ltd. Two years later SOFIMA AUTOMOTIVE FILTER CHANG CHUN CO., LTD was founded in Manchuria, located near the main FAW automobile production hub (Volkswagen Group).

SOFIMA INDUSTRIAL FILTER (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD was set up in China in 2011 in a new plant in the Pudong industrial zone, dedicated to producing filters for the Industrial Vehicle sector.

Today SOFIMA is the leading Chinese Aftermarket brand, recognized on the market as a symbol of quality thanks to its original equipment supplies to more than 40 manufacturers.

SOFIMA FILTER SA, with its production sites on the outskirts of Tunis along with the Maison du Filtre distribution company, have been present in Tunisia since 1993 and are among the most important businesses in the field of filter production and distribution for countries in North Africa and the Middle East.

Today the SOFIMA FILTER brand is present in the leading Independent Distributor chains in more than 70 countries throughout the world. The catalogue contains over 2500 items and the brand belongs to the Aftermarket Business Unit created in 2005 within the UFI FILTERS Group to give form to a worldwide strengthening process in the spare parts sector.

The strength of the SOFIMA Aftermarket team is: a full range of filters in its catalogue, an all-round service, territorial control thanks to the quality of its distribution network, a dedicated sales team and technical support for Distributors, Spare Parts Dealers and Repair Shops.

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