LIFE AUTO project is coordinated by RHODIA OPERATIONS S.A.S., subsidiary of Solvay group, in partnership with FILTRAUTO S.A., member of SOGEFI GROUP.

The project, registered as LIFE12 ENV/FR/000480, started on July 1st, 2013 to end in June 2016.






SOGEFI GROUP, founded in Italy in 1980, is a global leader in automotive original equipment and aftermarket components. The company is in partnership with the world´s major car and commercial vehicle manufacturers and is a market leader in Europe and South America.

Within the SOGEFI GROUP, the Suspension Components Business Unit is the third largest suspension components provider worldwide. The Engine Systems Business Unit is one of the leading manufacturers of fluid filtration modules and air intake and engine cooling systems.

SOGEFI Aftermarket Business Unit is one of Europe’s leading vehicle filter suppliers for OES and IAM. The aftermarket brands Purflux, Fram®, CoopersFiaam and Tecnocar (in Italy) offer a complete portfolio of OE-quality automotive oil, air, fuel and cabin air filters for all major American, European and Asian car makes. SOGEFI Pro is the aftermarket filter brand for commercial vehicle applications. 

The SOGEFI GROUP is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange. The Group’s 2012 turnover was €1,335 million. The company has a global presence and employs around 6,800 people worldwide at 43 production sites and 17 commercial offices in 21 countries.


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Sites involved in the LIFE AUTO Project


LIFE AUTO Project is carried out on four different sites in France: La Rochelle and Aubervilliers sites for Solvay, and Guyancourt and Vire sites concerning SOGEFI.