Audits prove Wix quality
As the task of the filter is to protect the engine, the quality of the filter is an issue of key importance. Wix says the best proof that Wix filters provide proper protection for your vehicle is the trust that almost every car manufacturer puts in the company.
Wix says each OE contract is preceded not only with construction and design works, but also with a series of tests carried out internally at the Mann+Hummel Filtration Technology laboratories in Poland and in the Wix Filtration laboratories in North Carolina in the USA as well as externally in independent laboratories.
In order to achieve and maintain top quality on a continuous basis, audits are carried out on a periodic basis by the car manufacturers and/or certifying bodies. Car manufacturers do not compromise on quality issues. Only those suppliers which apply state of the art technologies can become key players in the OE market.
Wix says that because it supplies OE filters, its aftermarket clients may be sure that by purchasing Wix branded products they buy products manufactured using the same technology and materials as the original products.
It must also be mentioned here that the application of Wix products does not invalidate the new vehicle guarantee, as Wix parts are the original parts or the parts whose quality meets the OE quality in accordance with EU Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation (EU) 461/2010 (MVBER).
It is not easy for Wix to sign new OE contracts, which is why they feel so proud when car manufacturers present them with best supplier awards (e.g. Ford Motor Company – Q1 quality award).
In the automotive industry, there is no better quality guarantee than the fact that components manufactured by a certain manufacturer are supplied as original equipment. In the industryspecific jargon, such supplies are called OE supplies, which is an abbreviation of Original Equipment.
Wix filters were for the first time installed in brand new cars leaving the production line in the middle of the 1950s in the USA. Their client then was Ford Motor Company, and the company has been our client ever since.
Today Wix cooperates with almost every major car manufacturer.
Wix European clients specially appreciate the fact that we cooperate with almost every car manufacturer (and that the cooperation is run from our European Wix branch).
Wix clients include:
It’s worth adding that Wix Filtration also cooperates with the manufacturers of heavy-duty vehicles and machinery and supplies product to the American market.
They include: Caterpilar.
For information contact Automotive Supplies Phone 0800 275 888, Extreme Automotive Parts Distributors Ph 0800 498 7363 or Autostop Ph 0800 288 678