Klarius announces comprehensive ‘new to range’ list of CATs and DPFs
The Klarius R&D department has been busy at work producing a range of new products to meet market demands; these include a large range of catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters to match corresponding exhaust systems already available.
New to range CATs include premium replacements for VAG Group vehicles such as the Audi A6, VW Passat and Skoda Superb, Ford Transit, Vauxhall Vectra and Omega, plus, Jaguar XJ8 and various PSA, Honda and BMW models. New DPFs include Mazda 6, which is a combined Cat and DPF unit, Jaguar S-Type and Honda’s popular soft-roader the CR-V.
Based at the company’s central manufacturing and stock warehouse location in Cheadle, the Klarius R&D department produces new replacement exhaust, CAT and DPF designs based on model ageing cycles, predicting demand and also based on direct demand from the marketplace.
Doug Bentley, Klarius Head of R&D comments, ‘This year has seen a huge increase in central stock levels at Cheadle with systematic stocking policies meaning that here in R&D we can concentrate on what’s new that the market needs right now.
‘The life cycle of exhausts is different in a sense to diesel particulate filters and catalytic converters, they don’t wear out but tend to fail due to an engine issue, or getting clogged due to repeat short journeys, or physical damage.
Depending on the manufacturer an exhaust may last between two and ten years, or even longer before a significant number need replacing. Our small batch production system however means that we can economically make either product in numbers anywhere between ten and a hundred off, so we are able to virtually make-to-order depending on what needs replacing.
If you combine that very fast, reactive manufacturing response with the general product ageing trends we end up producing an assortment of ‘new’ replacement items for a huge range of vehicles of different ages. On the latest list you’ll see everything from a Vauxhall Omega to a very recent Honda Civic, through to oddballs like the Subaru Justy.’
Klarius exhausts, CATs and DPFs are manufactured, tested and fully test fitted to real-world vehicles at the manufacturing and R&D centre in Cheadle. Klarius is the only manufacturer to design and test all parts on actual vehicles of the correct model and year, which allows the company to offer its unique Klarius Fit First Time guarantee.
The latest product references are live on the Klarius electronic catalogue and various sourcing platforms such as TecDoc right now. For a full list and regular updates you can register on the Klarius website at www.Klarius.eu.
Download the Klarius new to range update 2014 here.