Multilinguist to promote British emissions expertise in Germany
2nd February 2015
Klarius Products, the UK-Based exhaust and emission control products manufacturer, has recruited a native German speaker to help expand business in the European home of automotive engineering.
Thinusa Thilagarajan (22) was born and brought up in Oberhausen, Germany and has just graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Warwick in the UK. As part of her studies she looked into various aspects of behaviour in the workplace and how people interact with one another.
As well as German and English she also speaks fluent Tamil, along with several other languages to varying degrees.
Klarius has given Thinusa a wide brief, including working with existing German clients and identifying new business opportunities. Thinusa is based in Cheadle, Staffordshire, home of the company’s world class technical centre & manufacturing facilities, where she will liaise closely with customer services, logistics and technical centre teams to nurture and deliver growth across the companies export markets.
With a strong research and development programme, Klarius always has new products coming on stream, so Thinusa will share her time at the home of the company’s test track and in Germany. The company has over 11,000 parts in its portfolio including exhausts, catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters and mountings and mainly targets the aftermarket. It is recognised as one of Europe’s most efficient automotive component manufacturers and is able to adapt quickly to changes in market and customer requirements.
“One of the hallmarks of the automotive industry is the speed with which the technologies develop,” says Thinusa, “so there is always a new development to learn about and promote to our customers.”