WIX® Filters Releases 197 New Parts in First and Second Quarters Half of New Parts Dedicated to ProTec Cabin Air Filters Line

Wednesday, 03 July 2013

WIX® Filters, a member of the Affinia Group family of brands, introduced 197 new parts in the first and second quarters of 2013. Of the 197 new parts, 35 percent will serve light-duty applications and 65 percent will serve heavy-duty applications.
ProTec cabin air filter applications also made up half of the new parts in the domestic and foreign nameplate-passenger car category.

?At WIX Filters, we are continually adding new products and advancing current products to better serve our customer?s customer,? said Donald Chilton, North American product development manager at WIX. ?As we look to the long term, we strive to spearhead innovation and efficiency in our product offerings and meet demands for our industry?s future, from advancing technology to meeting new emission requirements to developing new testing capabilities.?

WIX is also developing test kits for diesel fuel conditioning and cleaning that will be released in August. In addition, WIX is examining modifications for natural gas and propane filters to meet off-road diesel certified emission reduction requirements for 2017-2018.

WIX is on track to launch about 400 new products by the end of 2013.
For more information about the new parts, contact a WIX representative or visit www.wixfilters.com to locate a WIX distributor.

About WIX Filters

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, off-road equipment and manufacturing applications. For more information, visit www.wixfilters.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/wixfilters, follow us on Twitter @WIXFilters and visit our YouTube page at youtube.com/TheWIXFilters

About Affinia Group Inc.

Affinia Group Inc. is an innovative global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services, including extensive offerings of aftermarket products for automotive and heavy-duty vehicles. With approximately $1.5 billion in annual revenue, Affinia has operations in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.affiniagroup.com.

Wray Ward