November 2014 saw the participation of the UFI Hydraulic Division in the 7th International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment, in short BAUMA 2014, along with 3.104 other exhibitors from 41 countries.

During the four days of the Bauma exhibition (25.11.2014 - 28.11.2014), the UFI Hydraulic Division, under the brand name SOFIMA, by which our organisation in South East Asia is known, exhibited a range of standard and bespoke hydraulic filtration solutions to meet the demanding requirements of the mobile and stationary hydraulic markets.



UFI is not new to this market and the SOFIMA name is already well recognized with an established reputation for quality and service. UFI's Business development activities in China go back to 1983, and led to the establishment of a wholly-owned production facility in 1996. At that time, the first European filtration manufacturer to invest in China, winning the company the prestigious "Golden Panda* Award" in 2010 for its contribution to the development and consolidation of economic bilateral relations between Italy and China.

(*Awarded by the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce and the Fondazione Italia-Cina, sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Embassy of Italy in China).

In 2011 The Hydraulic Division in Shanghai, China was merged with the Heavy-Duty business of SOFIMA Automotive Filters and now occupies 8.000 m2 of manufacturing and warehousing space and 3.000 m2 of office-space.

SOFIMA manufacture hydraulic filtration products to serve and develop the South East Asian markets and also supply the UFI Hydraulic business in Europe with essential items, representing high-volume standardized products, which, by their very nature can only remain competitive in the Global marketplace where manufacturing economies of scale can be achieved.

Despite the downturn in the market and the fact that Bauma 2014 took place in the midst of a recession in the construction machinery market, the exhibition still attracted 191.000 visitors from 149 countries (a 6% increase on the last exhibition in 2012). After China, the top-ten visitor countries/regions were Russia, Korea, Japan, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong-Kong and Indonesia.

There are still many building projects taking place in the People’s Republic of China which continue to represent enormous investment volume and consequently opportunity for the UFI Hydraulic Division. According to the German consultancy “Far-Eastern Consulting,” every two days in China, plans are drawn up for new residential and industrial districts, the size of the Italian capital, Rome. This government supported process of urbanization is seen in the People’s Republic as an important engine in the building sector and the economy as a whole.
Sofima Industrial Filters (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
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