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Klarius steps-up to support air pollution targets

Klarius051_CATs_made_in_UK_reduce_pollution_pic1_PR3255_38176Klarius has revealed plans to increase manufacturing volumes of its pollution reducing diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and catalytic converters (CATs).

Klarius has increased its schedule of new-to-range introductions to include far more cars and light commercial vehicles. Essentially aimed at older cars that produce a higher level of pollution, it’s thought that the ability to ensure all replacement emission components meet high quality and performance standards will make a significant contribution to t new stricter pollution reduction targets.

Doug Bentley, R&D Manager at the UK manufacturer comments. ‘We manufacture over 30,000 exhausts, CATs and DPFs every week and we make sure that we meet very strict emissions targets for our components, the difference between one of our systems and a poor quality one can be significant. If the back pressure of an exhaust is wrong for example, or the precious metal loading on a catalytic converter monolith is too low, then that vehicle can emit air pollutants several percent higher than if it was fitted with a quality item such as one manufactured in the UK by Klarius.’

Supporting the UK government is high on Klarius’ agenda, ‘Paul Hannah, Business Development Director at Klarius states, ‘We want to show our support for the UK government on this issue, and for its agencies such the VCA (Vehicle Certification Agency) that enforce quality standards and work with manufacturers such as Klarius to regulate and certificate products made in the UK to ensure a consistently high standard.’

The majority of aftermarket emissions components fitted in the UK are manufactured by Klarius, but not all, and it is vital that the general public are aware that they can check on a brand of replacement and know that we are working with the government to help improve things as far as air pollution is concerned. It will also benefit fuel economy and vehicle engine health and longevity, so it is doubly beneficial.’

Klarius new-to-range introductions are published regularly and actively sent to a comprehensive index of parts factors, retailers and garages to help them provide the general public with easy access to the right parts and make a positive contribution to reducing emissions from vehicles in the UK.