During my recent visit to Brazil as the guest of Sindipeças and ApexBrasil, I had the opportunity to visit Tecfil, an automotive filter factory located in the city of Guarulhos, in São Paul. I visited on 3 April 2014, and what an illuminating visit it was!
Illuminating because it was is if I was having a déjà vu experience, having visited the G.U.D. Holdings manufacturing facilities in Durban and Pietermaritzburg in South Africa on 27 April 2014.I am not an expert on filter production, but it is clear that there is an international template that is followed around the world, because the similarities between G.U.D. and Tecfil are uncanny. Maybe this is not surprising, because both manufacturing facilities manufacture to OE specifications, and both facilities boast world class laboratories and extensive testing equipment for both production and product development. And not surprisingly, both companies produce