WIX Filters Named Vendor of the Year by Hahn Automotive

Tuesday, 04 April 2006

WIX Filters has been named overall Vendor of the Year by Hahn Automotive, marking the most recent in a series of accolades the WIX brand has received for its commitment to customer service and support.

“At WIX, our strategy is simple – provide the best products with the best service,” said Bill Sheehan, vice president of sales, WIX Filters. “We are grateful that the hard work and dedication of our WIX Filters team has been recognized by one of the key players in the automotive aftermarket, and we are proud to say that the majority of Hahn’s premium filtration product is supplied by WIX.”

The award, which honored WIX for outstanding sales and service support, was presented during Hahn Automotive’s annual sales conference March 18 in Rochester, N.Y.“We are extremely pleased to present the Vendor of the Year Award for 2005 to WIX Filters,” said Eli Futerman, president of Hahn Automotive. “Their outstanding partnership, attention to detail, and best overall performance were the key factors in our decision to name WIX Vendor of the Year.”

Hahn Automotive sells automotive aftermarket products to commercial service establishments on a regional basis. Business is traditionally conducted through nine full-service distribution centers, four specialty distribution centers, nine direct distribution centers and more than 80 jobbing stores that operate in the same areas as the full-service distribution centers.

Since 1939, WIX Filters has been an innovator in filtration products. WIX designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks and off-road equipment. WIX, a member of the Affinia family of brands, is the number one filter in NASCAR and an exclusive NASCAR Performance Product. Its NASCAR relationship also includes the WIX Filters Lap Leader Award, which recognizes the drivers leading the most laps in each race. WIX Filters’ Internet address is www.wixfilters.com.