Gat: development of new particulate filters “well underway

The gat group is "well on the way" with the development of the new particulate reduction systems, according to the gladbeck-based company, which came under prere last year because of the poor performance of its afterburner particulate filters. According to the company, the new gat particulate filter systems are based on a completely new technology and have already successfully passed the first internal tests.

Gat therefore expects that product development, which is monitored by the german federal motor transport authority (kba), for the use areas vw. As soon as the general operating permit (abe) is available, the first new particle reduction systems can be delivered to the end customers in the course of march.

This development shows that the gat group not only supports the goodwill arrangement agreed between the manufacturers, the trade, the workshops and the authorities involved, but is also doing everything in its power to make the new products required for the replacement of the old filters concerned available as quickly as possible. In this respect, the management of the gat group regrets the recent miscommunication in connection with the replacement of the gat particle reduction systems affected by the cancellation at the end customers.

The company did not specify which miscommunication it was referring to. In the recent past, however, there have been accusations that gat is deliberately delaying further development of its filters in order to avoid its obligations to provide free replacements. On the other hand, gat should have a vital interest in being able to provide new filter systems as soon as possible – because without them, no money can be made.