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People & Company

Mexican adventure

It was back in November 1974 when I was called to a meeting with our then-Managing Director. He told me about his visit to VW in Mexico and his plans to ‘lend’ me to our customer there for three to four weeks in the near future.

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People & Company

Really important tests in the Sahara

Oil-bath air cleaners used to be a benchmark in the automotive industry. However, today they are hardly to be found at all in the car segment as they were successively replaced by paper air filters after the 1970s. This changeover took place simply because the new paper inserts enabled a substantial increase in separation efficiency.

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History, People & Company

Chance encounters

It was March 1975 and I was about to embark on my first ever major trip overseas. I was about to travel to Mexico for six weeks and visit my biggest client to test whether the number of air filters could be reduced across the entire range of models.

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History

A trip down memory lane

Namibia had always been high on our list of places to visit, mainly because of the wildlife there. By autumn 2010, the time had finally come for my wife and I to fulfil this dream. After packing our suitcases, we, together with my wife’s cousin and his wife,

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People & Company

Arizona, here we come!

I have already written about my experiences of summer testing in North Africa a few times on the MANN+HUMMEL blog. On these trips we repeatedly encountered difficulties with our travel arrangements. When it came to organising the summer engine testing for one of our major clients in the summer of 1976,

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History

Learning by doing…

… this saying always springs to mind when I think about the early dust tests carried out for one of our major clients, a project for which I provided technical support when I was working in this field. Like all vehicle manufacturers, this client required their vehicles to be suitable for use in all countries.

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