Exported to more than 40 countries
Extensive Australian use in mining, trucking and industrial applications as well as automotive
Heavy duty construction with stronger housing and extra filter paper
In Australia, it first saw use in WA mainly for vehicles involved in the mining industry. Their Landcruisers and other commercial vehicles were driving in and out of an extremely dusty and polluted environment atypical of metro road conditions. The Osaka filter was a solution to the extra contaminants those vehicles were being subjected to.
From there the brand grew into not only supplying mining trucks and vehicles but general automotive as well in the WA market. Now it is one of the dominant brands in the WA market, mainly through highly positive word of mouth.
We compared an Osaka Z9 to the Purolator brand (which is the No.1 filter in the USA) which we were carrying at the time. The Osaka filter had more paper, denser housing and other heavier duty components, and weighed in 20% (!) heavier than the ‘name brand’ filter we had.