As an original equipment manufacturer for the leading brands in on-highway and off-highway vehicles, we have been implementing the brightest ideas in filtration into the best quality for more than 60 years. From complex parts or entire filtration concepts to the filter insert. To you, this means: We deliver high-quality and high-performance filtration solutions anywhere in the world and for nearly all types of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, farming and construction machines, and marine applications.
However, the developments on the markets of this world have become increasingly unpredictable. Radical changes in technology such as the move to electric propulsion systems or digitization have a major impact on our business. All of these developments pose challenges that we have already begun to tackle together with our customers.
What we are focusing on is the exploration of entirely new areas of business revolving around the topics of gear oil filtration, Smart Filtration and electric mobility solutions such as oil-cooled axle elements.
In spite of the uncertain framework conditions, we are still operating in a market segment of the future that offers enormous potential for growth. Current forecasts are predicting that the global filtration market will double over the next ten years. Plain and simple, filtration remains an exciting field and offers a plethora of opportunities for specialists like us to succeed.
Modern passenger car drive trains, whether they be combustion engines or hybrid or electric motors, have one goal in common: maximum efficiency at low CO2 emissions. Our filtration systems contribute to attaining the goals for a long lifetime and maximum output.
As an original equipment manufacturer, we develop and manufacture high-quality and multi-functional filtration and fluid management systems for passenger cars made by all the prominent manufacturers of the world, which we are able to produce ourselves including all die-cast and injection-molded parts. We place special focus on achieving a maximum of performance at a minimum of weight, installation space and cost of installation and maintenance.
To our customers, partnering with us translates to savings in time and cost, independence, flexibility, confidentiality and short decision-making processes as all steps of the processes involved at Hengst are managed under one roof.
Fit for all future requirements
The concepts and engines used for commercial vehicles are marked by continuous advancement and ever-growing requirements. The main forces and objectives driving these developments are CO2 limits, lower fuel consumption, reduced operating costs and modular engine families for different markets and applications.
Among other things, these objectives result in downsized engines, changes in oil quality and extended service intervals. These goals constantly pose new requirements on filtration, such as the need to deliver a high filtration rating at maximum dust pick-up capacity or enhanced differential pressure characteristics under high loads. Vital in the segment of fuel filters is the ability to deliver effective water separation that will safely protect complex injection systems. What is more, individual functions in the fluid flows can also be integrated into a multi-functional module and service center by arranging the installation space at the engine in an intelligent way. Paring down the number of interfaces and eliminating connecting lines are important steps to minimizing the installation space and reducing weight.
Agricultural and construction machinery
The exhaust emission standard lowers the pollutant limits for agricultural and construction machinery dramatically. Even today, innovative filtration solutions engineered by Hengst help save fuel and lower emissions.
Used on fields or at construction site, agricultural and construction machines are subjected to operating conditions that are particularly harsh. Investing in premium filter systems from a smart partner pays dividends as they keep the engine and the hydraulic system of the machine safe from such external influences as sand and dust or from wear caused inside the system and help the vehicle operate at peak performance. Hengst offers filtration solutions across all performance classes and emission standards for these marathon runners on the field and the construction site.
On board off the highway as well
Hengst filter solutions are also available for a large number of off-road applications in the industrial sector. These include marine applications and the segment of mobile machinery with machines such as in-house forklift trucks, generators or power units. Operating with a network of 20 locations worldwide, we serve our international manufacturers and customers as a reliable partner. Strategically chosen locations provide maximum market and customer proximity. As we guarantee consistent quality standards, our customers can be sure to find top-tier quality at every single development, production and sales location.
All of these abilities have earned us the status of a leading, internationally recognized development partner and OEM supplier for filtration technology used by vehicle and engine manufacturers and by customers operating in industry and the consumer merchandise sector.
Clean & safe
As reflected in our vision “We lead the world in filtration making our planet a purer place”, we focus all of our expertise in the field of filtration on the goal of developing environmentally compatible drivetrain designs. One key technology for attaining sustainable power generation is fuel cell technology. The engineering of Hengst Filtration’s solutions guarantees that the fuel cell system will operate with maximum safety and optimized efficiency.
The SMART Alternative
It is in the nature of things: There is only one original. This one fact alone enables Hengst FIlter to stand out as an unmistakable brand in the global Independent Aftermarket.
As a family-owned company, Hengst proves that continuity and value orientation, as well as flexibility, speed and innovations are the basis for success in the world market – and have been for the past six decades. Our company manages to impress not only with innovative technology but also with the way we work together with our customers around the globe in a trusting and cooperative relationship. After all, we define being SMART as: Showing responsibility and passion for product quality of the highest order, appreciation and respect in personal interactions, lean organizational structures and excellence in our operations.
This is why being The SMART Alternative is more than just a promise of performance. It is our corporate claim and message to trade, industry and workshop operators that we will remain successful - today and in the future - with our ideas and intelligent solutions.