Valhalla company expands oil filter product to foreign brands
SOMS Technologies LLC, a Valhalla-based company that produces highly efficient oil filters, said that it has extended its product lineup to include major European and Asian automotive brands.
The company said that the expansion comes in response to car companies and consumers looking to cut their energy consumption and economize.
“By offering our filter for a broader range of vehicles, we are enabling drivers to make the most of their current vehicle investment while positively impacting the environment,” Miles Flamenbaum, chief executive officer of SOMS Technologies, said in a written statement.
Audi, Honda, Infinity, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Range Rover, Toyota and Volkswagen are among the foreign brands covered in the expansion.
This company said that its technology can cut maintenance costs by 65 percent and reduce motor oil use by 70 percent by allowing vehicles to operate up to 30,000 miles without an oil change.
SOMS – which stands for Spin-On Microfilter System – began marketing the product last fall. It hopes to become profitable by the end of 2009 with more than $1 million in sales.