Founded in 1971, UFI Filters is a global leader in filtration technology and thermal management. It serves a wide range of sectors – from automotive, aerospace and marine to specialized industrial and customized hydraulic applications. Renowned for its innovation, UFI’s products and know-how are to be found in all kinds of vehicles – from Ferrari and other top F1 teams, to the European ExoMars spacecraft.
UFI supplies the full range of air, oil, fuel, cabin, hydraulic and coolant filters as well as thermal management systems to the automotive sector, meeting the needs of nearly all car brands and motorcycles as well as commercial, heavy duty and agricultural vehicles. In the OE market, UFI is a leading filtration provider. Each family of filters within the company’s two Aftermarket brands, UFI and Sofima, covers 96% of the European car parc.
One of the first Italian companies to identify growth opportunities in the Far East, today UFI has 19 industrial sites and employs over 4,000 people in 21 countries. It employs 168 specialized technicians in its Innovation and Research Centers and holds 237 patents. UFI has doubled its turnover in the last 10 years. As a research-driven company, it reinvests over 5% of its revenues in R&D.
Research and Innovation
Research, design, development and testing of new filter materials. We are constantly implementing new filtration solutions in our UFI Innovation Centres in Italy, China and India.
- State-of-the-art testing equipment capable of simulating real-world operational conditions.
- Dedicated pilot production plants.
- Sophisticated chemical-physical analytical investigation techniques.
- Scientific collaboration with universities – both Italian and abroad.
These are the key points that allow us to develop tailor- made filter media for specific current customer requests and anticipate the evolution of filtration technology.
One of the primary objectives of the UFI Filters Group is preserving our planet’s natural resources. Our Group is constantly engaged in research and the implementation of solutions that guarantee maximum respect for the environment providing technologically advanced systems which are able to reduce energy consumption and reduce CO2 emissions.
The first Corporate Social Responsibility Report of UFI Filters Group for the year 2021 presents an overview of the Group’s activities, commitments, results and impacts on the Environmental, Social and Governance contexts in which it operates. The report is organised in six chapters that describe our approach to Sustainable Business and focus on the impact and value created for UFI Filters Group’s stakeholders:
- OUR IDENTITY
- OUR HOUSE
- OUR COMMITMENT
- OUR PEOPLE
- OUR INNOVATION
- OUR WORLD
The report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the most widespread international standard that promotes the development of voluntary reporting of economic, environmental and social performance.
Values, Mission and Vision
Why we exist: UFI Mission
Our mission is to create innovative and sustainable solutions in filtration and thermal management systems.
We put our customers first and aim to provide them with exceptional quality products to enhance the efficiency of their applications.
We believe in a business ethic of continuous improvement and mutual respect, which begins inside the Company and extends to our customers and suppliers with equal importance.
What we want to accomplish: UFI Vision
Be the trendsetter in the world of filtration and thermal management
How we will do it: UFI Values
INNOVATION: being one step ahead
PASSION: being driven by our heart
EXCELLENCE: delivering superior results, we are chosen by the best
INTEGRITY: adhering to moral and ethical principles
ACCOUNTABILITY: reaching our targets respecting our values
DIVERSITY: appreciating and valuing our differences
UFI Filters Group is committed to promoting a corporate culture based on ethical behavior and good corporate governance, following the principles established in the Group’s Code of Ethics and Antibribery Policy.
To protect compliance with these principles, UFI Group has activated an internal reporting channel to communicate potential violations of the law, of its Code of Ethics, of corporate policies and procedures, guaranteeing confidentiality and privacy to the reporting party.