MANN+HUMMEL invests over 25 million euros in German locations

MANN+HUMMEL opens new plant for cabin air filters


  • New location will be Cabin Air Filter Center Himmelkron (CCH)

  • Expanded production capacity and improved logistics

  • Investment in Himmelkron: 17 million euros

Ludwigsburg/Himmelkron, 8th May, 2012 – MANN+HUMMEL will today open a new plant for cabin air filters in Himmelkron. "This will expand our production capacity and improve logistics", explain managing directors Professor Dr. Michael Durst and Alexander Stein of the company MANN+HUMMEL Innenraumfilter GmbH & Co. KG. Approx. 300 employees who up to now worked at the locations Himmelkron and Gefrees of the filtration specialist will be employed in the new plant.


Cabin air filters are of strategic importance to the MANN+HUMMEL Group. Regardless of whether vehicles have a combustion engine or an alternative drive system, they are increasingly fitted with a cabin air filter. The worldwide production last year of approx. 75 million vehicles is set to increase to more than 100 million vehicles in 2017. Therefore there is a large potential for the development and production of cabin air filters.


Since the end of 2007 the production in Gefrees has been part of the MANN+HUMMEL Group with its headquarters in Ludwigsburg. The team produces high quality cabin air filter elements for the automotive industry and automotive-related applications. Filters produced in Gefrees and Himmelkron are destined for the OE production and the aftermarket of car and commercial vehicle manufacturers, as well as being sold under the MANN-FILTER brand in the independent aftermarket.


The MANN+HUMMEL Group has on average since the mid‑nineties enjoyed annual growth of around 9% and plans to increase turnover by 2018 to at least 3.4 billion euros. The newly opened cabin air filter center at Himmelkron will support this growth strategy. The group is accordingly investing in new technology, buildings and production lines to promote the planned growth. Investments in German locations alone amount to more than 25 million euros. Investment volume for the new cabin filter plant at Himmelkron: 17 million euros. On 11th May, 2012 MANN+HUMMEL will inaugurate a new extension to its Sonneberg plant in Thuringia. Investment volume: 7.2 million euros. The expansion of the MANN+HUMMEL plant at Marklkofen in Bavaria is in preparation. Investment volume for a new quality and development centre: 4.5 million euros.


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MANN+HUMMEL will today open a new plant for cabin air filters in Himmelkron. The filtration specialist expands its production capacity and improves logistics.



The MANN+HUMMEL Group is a development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Employing approx. 14,400 people at more than 40 locations worldwide, the company achieved turnover of about 2.5 billion euros in 2011. The group’s product portfolio includes air filter systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and cylinder head covers made of plastic with many integrated functions for the automotive industry, as well as filter elements for vehicle servicing and repair. For general engineering, process engineering and industrial manufacturing sectors the company’s product range includes industrial filters, a series of products to reduce carbon emission levels in diesel engines, membrane filters for water filtration and filter systems. Further information about MANN+HUMMEL can be found under http://www.mann-hummel.com.