Petra Engels picks up award from Autodistribution International
Aftermarket Professional of the Year 2012 Petra Engels, responsible for world-wide business with the independent automotive aftermarket at MANN+HUMMEL, is the first woman to receive this coveted award. The sales chief was selected from six nominated candidates at the 23rd ADI Convention in Brussels.
Ludwigsburg, 18th May 2012 – ADI Autodistribution International Ltd., a network of automotive parts distributors across Europe, concluded its 23rd ADI Convention in Brussels with something quite new. Through its 18 national partners, this organisation represents around 500 automotive wholesale businesses and is present in more than 29 countries with over 2,400 wholesale outlets. For the first time, a woman has been voted ‘Aftermarket Professional of the Year’ – Petra Engels, responsible for global sales in the independent aftermarket for international filtration specialist MANN+HUMMEL. Petra Engels and her team represent the MANN-FILTER brand, one of most renowned filter brands in the world. It is a by-word for reliability and absolute customer focus.
Together with five other candidates, Petra Engels addressed the assembled audience in a live debate – where she came, spoke and conquered. Commenting on her achievement, she said: ‘I am delighted to receive this award. It shows just how much our customers throughout Europe appreciate our work. This really motivates us’. For her, this success is the result of the great co-operation demonstrated by the entire MANN-FILTER team in the individual European countries.
This award is presented by ADI at its annual Convention. The organisation thus acknowledges outstanding colleagues from business partners or suppliers who have provided reliable products, comprehensive service and innovative ideas in the automotive parts and workshop equipment sector. Criteria which are also very important for Petra Engels as Head of Sales in the independent aftermarket. ‘Perfect parts. Perfect service’. This is our guiding principle at MANN-FILTER, this forms the basis of our actions’.
MANN-FILTER offers air, oil, fuel and cabin filters in OE quality as well as comprehensive service for distributors and workshops. The broad product portfolio contains around 4,500 filter elements for more than 35,000 vehicles and machines, including 11,000 passenger cars and transporters, 7,500 commercial vehicles and buses, 1,100 motorcycles plus 15,000 applications for off-highway vehicles and industry.
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Petra Engels, responsible for global sales in the independent aftermarket for international filtration specialist MANN+HUMMEL
The MANN+HUMMEL Group is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Employing 14,338 people at more than 50 locations worldwide, the company achieved turnover of about 2.5 billion euros in 2011. The group’s product portfolio includes air filter systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and cylinder head covers made of plastic with many integrated functions for the automotive industry, as well as filter elements for vehicle servicing and repair. For general engineering, process engineering and industrial manufacturing sectors the company’s product range includes industrial filters, a series of products to reduce carbon emission levels in diesel engines, membrane filters for water filtration and filter systems. Further information about MANN+HUMMEL can be found under http://www.mann-hummel.com.