LONDON, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Following a recent ruling by the Supreme Court that requires the UK government to take action on air pollution in several major cities, the UK's largest vehicle emission control component manufacturer, Klarius, has revealed plans to increase the manufacturing volumes of its pollution reducing diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and catalytic converters (CATs).
Furthermore, Klarius has increased its schedule of new-to-range introductions to include far more cars and light commercial vehicles in the near future. Essentially aimed at older cars that produce a higher level of pollution, it's thought that the ability to ensure all UK replacement emission components meet high quality and performance standards will make a significant contribution to the government's task of meeting new, stricter pollution reduction targets.
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."
Bill Cash, local Conservative parliamentary candidate for the Stone constituency which includes the Staffordshire area where Klarius is based, commented:
"Much as I believe that it is not necessary for us to be dictated to by European policy, the overall aim of improving urban air quality levels is an extremely important one. The checks and balances set in place to ensure vehicle road worthiness and emissions standards are met via the MOT system are to be commended and the fact that such an enterprising local company as Klarius is putting resource into improving the options for drivers is also very positive. I have recently visited the Klarius factory in Cheadle and wholeheartedly support the drive and enthusiasm shown by them as a UK manufacturer. I am very much in favour of reducing air pollution and always have been."
Paul Hannah continues: "We also need to help prevent actions such as drivers having diesel particulate filters (DPF) removed from their cars to prevent clogging. This drastically increases engine emissions, particularly the harmful gases such as nitrogen dioxide that were highlighted in the report. By increasing the availability of quality replacement DPFs and encouraging better education for drivers, we hope to reduce these practices and make a positive contribution."
Paul Hannah: +44-(0)1538-752561 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Klarius Products Ltd