13 Jul 2024
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European legislation pushes “huge increase” in DPF demand says BM Catalysts

Legislation across Europe is driving up demand for replacement DPFs, and BM Catalysts are pointing out that similar measures could soon be seen in the UK.

Particle Number (PN) counters have been brought into roadworthiness tests in Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany, and all four countries are seeing vehicles failing to meet new Euro 5a, 5b or 6 requirements.

This could come to the UK as well, as a result of the recent MOT consultation.
BM Catalysts Commercial Director Mark Blinston commented: “If the average failure rate for Euro 5 and 6 is 10 percent, then this will create a huge increase in the demand for replacement DPFs. If a vehicle fails the test, the only way to pass it will be to replace the DPF.

“In the UK there are over four million Euro 5b or 6 diesel passenger cars – so the potential market for these parts could be very significant. What’s more, in Europe, there are over 280 million vehicles in use and diesel engines are approximately 19 percent of these. With this in mind, substantial parts growth is to be expected.”

Euro 6 vehicles include SCR technology as OE, and the market for SCRs is expected to grow fast as a result. With this in mind, BM Catalysts is already looking to expand its SCR products range

Mark added: “These legislative changes are already driving demand for a whole range of hot end emission products, and it’s important that we look ahead and make these key investments to ensure we’re perfectly positioned to help serve the market and reduce emissions where possible.”

For more information, visit: www.bmcatalysts.co.uk