Two brands under one roof for the first time

· Purolator Filters and MANN-FILTER join forces at AAPEX
· Global filter innovations showcased

LAS VEGAS – Nov. 5, 2013 – The world leader in filtration, MANN+HUMMEL will showcase both MANN-FILTER and recently acquired Purolator Filters products for first time at the AAPEX show. The combined booth signals both the merger of the companies and the resulting robust product and service offering available to customers around the world.

Purolator, a 90 year-old, trusted American legacy, and MANN-FILTER, a 70 year-old, respected OE-based German brand, offer comprehensive filter programs for automotive, heavy duty, agricultural, and industrial applications. Having the two world-class brands under one roof means MANN+HUMMEL now provides an unmatched line up of oil, air, cabin air, and fuel filter products. 

“We are proud to present together for the first time two great filtration brands under a single-minded company focus: the business success of all of our customer partnerships. With our continued and unrelenting commitment to high quality standards, product innovation, and strong marketable brands, we have renewed our effort to invest in the vitality and long-term prosperity for the MANN-FILTER and Purolator brands,” notes Manfred Wolf, president and general manager, Automotive and Industrial Business of the MANN+HUMMEL Group.

MANN+HUMMEL is dedicated to the science of filtration and is passionate about providing new filter innovations to both vehicle service professionals and the everyday driver. With 900 research and development specialists, 60 global locations, and 15,000 employees, the filtration expert confidently pledges to each customer and each driver an industry-leading combination of OEM engineering rigor, global manufacturing quality, and intimate aftermarket knowledge.

The company’s unmatched line up of oil, air, cabin air, fuel filters products will be showcased at AAPEX in booth #6030 at the Sands Expo Center. The display demonstrates MANN+HUMMEL’s industry leadership and reinforces its commitment to becoming the first choice for advanced filtration technology by developing innovative solutions for the future of the filtration industry.  Products on display at the show will include:

  • Air Filters
  • Cabin Air Filters (particle filters, carbon activated filters, polyphenol filters)
  • Fuel Filters (inline and cartridge)
  • Oil Filters (spin-on and cartridge)
  • Motorcycle filters
  • Plastic and metal oil filter modules (complete module made by MANN+HUMMEL)


MANN+HUMMEL’s presence in the United States began in 1994 with the establishment of MANN+HUMMEL Filter Technology Inc. in Glenview, Ill. To support a growing customer base and meet market demand, the company added locations in Michigan, North Carolina, and Tennessee over the past ten years. On Nov. 1, 2013, MANN+HUMMEL added the newly opened MANN+HUMMEL North Carolina Innovation Center on Centennial Campus, in partnership with North Carolina State University, to its family of facilities in North America. The company will continue its expansion later this year by establishing a North American headquarters for its AA and IF divisions in Raleigh, N.C. The move represents a long-term investment and commitment to the people and communities in America, as well as supporting their customers and growing market demand.

With the acquisition of Purolator and establishment of MANN+HUMMEL Purolator Filters on April 1, 2013, MANN+HUMMEL strengthened its position and market coverage in the United States. Since 1923, Purolator has served markets in the Americas and Asia region with more than 2,000 filtration part numbers. Combined with MANN-FILTER, it will provide customers around the globe with a more robust product offering and service.


Media contacts:       

Kevin O’Dowd
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Harald Kettenbach
Tel:                 +49 (0) 7141 98-2583
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Miriam Teige
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The MANN+HUMMEL Group is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Employing 14,575 people at more than 50 locations worldwide, the company achieved turnover of approx. 2.6 billion euros in 2012. The group's product portfolio includes air cleaner systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and plastic components for sound design, so-called symposers, and filter elements for the servicing of motor vehicles. For general engineering, process engineering and industrial applications the company's product range includes industrial filters and membrane filters for water filtration and filter systems.