MANN+HUMMEL invests in America

· Automotive filtration expert MANN+HUMMEL announces multi-million dollar investment and expansion the United States
· North Carolina Innovation Center ensures future innovation

RALEIGH, NC – November 1st, 2013 – Leader in Filtration MANN+HUMMEL opens the doors of newly constructed Innovation Center in partnership with North Carolina State University. Raleigh, NC will also be the future site of MANN+HUMMEL’s North American headquarters for their Automotive Aftermarket and Industrial Filtration divisions, as well as for their Sales and Marketing division for the Purolator brand.

The investment and opening of the North Carolina Innovation Center reinforces MANN+HUMMEL’s commitment to creating innovative solutions for the future of filtration technology. Through their partnership with North Carolina State University, MANN+HUMMEL seeks to build on its leadership and create further opportunities to recruit the best minds in advanced development and filtration, and to become the market’s first choice for advanced filtration technology. The North Carolina Innovation Center will combine engineering, research, strategy, and innovation to provide world-class research and tailored solutions for our customer’s future products. “Our aim is to focus on innovation, quality, and speed” notes Manfred Wolf, President and General Manager of the Automotive and Industrial Business at MANN+HUMMEL. “Innovation is who we are. Innovation is what our customers expect, and we are happy to help them solve their challenges today, and in the future”.

MANN+HUMMEL’s presence in the United States began in 1994 with the establishment of MANN+HUMMEL Filter Technology Inc. in Glenview, Illinois. In order to support a growing customer base and meet market demand, they added locations in Michigan, North Carolina, and Tennessee over the past 10 years. As of November 1st, 2013, MANN+HUMMEL added the newly opened MANN+HUMMEL North Carolina Innovation Center on Centennial Campus, in partnership with North Carolina State University to their family of facilities in North America.

The company will continue their expansion later this year by establishing their North American headquarters for their Automotive Aftermarket and Industrial Filtration, and Purolator Sales and Marketing divisions in Raleigh, North Carolina. 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 their acquisition of Purolator and establishment of MANN+HUMMEL Purolator Filters on April 1st, 2013, MANN+HUMMEL strengthened their position and market coverage in the United States. Purolator serves markets in the America’s and Asia regions with more than 2,000 filtration part numbers since 1923. Combined with MANN FILTER, it will provide customers around the globe with a more robust product offering and service. MANN+HUMMEL will continue their expansion in North Carolina, with plans to invest over 15 million dollars in their Fayetteville and Raleigh sites over the next two years.

With two brands under one roof, MANN FILTER and Purolator Filters NA LLC will be showcasing their innovations together for the first time at the upcoming AAPEX trade show in Las Vegas, USA from November 5th to 7th, 2013.


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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.