Company history: 75 years´ experience of healthy growth
From the first fabric filters made in Ludwigsburg to the high-tech product portfolio manufactured around the world today - with pioneering decisions and many technological milestones over seven decades in between. Take a journey through time and discover the history of the MANN+HUMMEL Group.
|2016||MICRODYN-NADIR acquires TriSep, a U.S.-based specialty membrane company
Acquisition of the global filtration operations of Affinia Group, manufacturer of the WIX and FILTRON brand of filters
|2015||MANN+HUMMEL opens its Chongqing plant, the sixth in China.
MANN+HUMMEL takes full control of joint venture MICRODYN-NADIR.
|2014||MANN+HUMMEL acquires a 50 percent stake of the German-based company MICRODYN-NADIR.
The MANN+HUMMEL Group acquires Vokes Air, a leading filtration solutions provider for indoor and process air purification.
|2013||Opening of the MANN+HUMMEL North Carolina Innovation Center on Centennial Campus, in partnership with North Carolina State University, North America.
Mann and Hummel (Thailand) Ltd. installs a production site including a distribution centre in the Rayong Area.
Incorporation of MANN+HUMMEL Water Solutions GmbH, Ludwigsburg, Germany.
MANN+HUMMEL takes over Purolator filters joint venture from Bosch. The business is re-named to MANN+HUMMEL Purolator Filters LLC.
|2012||OHL Engineering GmbH PET Recycling Technologies has taken over the operative business of the MANN+HUMMEL subsidiary ProTec
Foundation of MANN+HUMMEL Middle East FZE, Dubai.
New manufacturing site in Liuzhou, South China.
MANN+HUMMEL takes over Filter Manufacturer Bengbu Haoye, Bengbu, Anhui Province, China.
Foundation of MANN AND HUMMEL (Thailand) LTD.
Inauguration of new production plant at Bawal near New Delhi, India
MANN+HUMMEL takes over Fluid Brasil Sistemas e Tecnologia LTDA. with headquarters in Jundiaí near to São Paulo, Brazil.
|2011||MANN+HUMMEL Air Filter GmbH & Co. KG based in Gefrees builds new plant in Himmelkron.
MANN+HUMMEL Dongwoo Co. Ltd. based in Korea expanded operations into the market for water filtration.
New MANN+HUMMEL production facility in Dunlap, Tennessee (USA).
|2010||Foundation of MANN+HUMMEL Brazil, Contagem City.
Foundation of MANN+HUMMEL FILTER (Jinan) Co. LTD, China.
Takeover of membrane specialist Ultra-Flo, Singapore.
|2009||Merger between MANN+HUMMEL Dongwoo and MANN+HUMMEL Korea.
Incorporation of MANN+HUMMEL (CHINA) CO. LTD.
Foundation of MHB FILTER INDIA PRIVATE LTD., Nalagarh, India.
|2008||helsa-automotive GmbH & Co. KG is renamed MANN+HUMMEL Innenraumfilter GmbH & Co. KG.
100% takeover of the Korean filter specialist Dongwoo Co. Ltd. and name change to MANN+HUMMEL Dongwoo Co. Ltd.
Foundation of MANN+HUMMEL FILTER (SHANGHAI) CO. LTD. in Shanghai, China.
US subsidiary Universal Dynamics Inc. is sold to the Italian company Piovan.
Foundation of MANN VE HUMMEL FILTRE SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI in Istanbul, Turkey.
Foundation of MANN+HUMMEL SP. Z.O.O. in Warsaw, Poland.
|2007||Foundation of the subsidiary MANN+HUMMEL OOO in Moscow with production facility in Saratow, Russia.
Takeover of interior filter maker helsa-automotive GmbH & Co KG with head office in Gefrees.
|2006||MANN+HUMMEL and the Bosch Group establish the Joint Venture company MHB FILTER INDIA PRIVATE LTD. situated in Tumkur, India.
Acquisition of UNICO FILTER D. D., Bosnia and Herzegowina, now: MANN+HUMMEL BA Joint Stock Company, Tesanj.
The Bosch Group and MANN+HUMMEL acquire the Purolator filter business from ArvinMeritor on April 1st, 2006.
MANN+HUMMEL KOREA LIMITED is founded in Seoul, Korea.
|2005||Foundation of MANN AND HUMMEL FILTER PRIVATE LIMITED in Bangalore, India.
MANN+HUMMEL Hungary Ltd. founded in Budapest, Ungarn.
Establishment of a regional office in Moskow, Russia.
Establishment of a regional office in Istanbul, Turkey.
|2004||MANN+HUMMEL ITALIA S.r.l. founded in Torino, Italy.
Establishment of a Joint Venture in Japan: MANN+HUMMEL WAKO Co. Ltd., situated in Shin-Yokohama (terminated 2008).
|2003||Sales Office set up in Sondrio, Italy.
The name FILTERWERK MANN+HUMMEL GMBH is changed to MANN+HUMMEL GMBH.
MANN+HUMMEL establishes a sales office in Gex, France for the ProTec Business Unit following the acquisition of PER-COLOR S.a.r.L.
ProTec moves from Weiterstadt and Königswinter to Bensheim/Hessen.
Establishment of a representative office in Bangalore, India.
|2002||Acquisition of the Solvay Group´s Air Induction Systems and Technical Parts (AIS/TP) Division.
Foundation of Service Center Scandinavia in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Foundation of Joint Venture: Shanghai MANN+HUMMEL Filter Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China.
Joint Venture MANN+HUMMEL FAWER Filter Co. Ltd. founded in Changchun, China.
Joint Venture DongWoo MANN+HUMMEL Co. Ltd. is set up in South Korea (100% takeover in 2008).
|2001||MANN AND HUMMEL AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED founded in Sydney, Australia.|
|2000||Takeover of Oil Conditioning Systems (OCS) Division from the American Federal Mogul Group.
Sales Office set up in Warsaw, Poland.
Foundation of Joint Venture: G.U.D. MANN+HUMMEL FILTER SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD. in Atlantis, South Africa.
|1999||MANN+HUMMEL JAPAN LTD founded in Yokohama.
Foundation of MANN+HUMMEL FRANCE S.A.R.L. in Gennevilliers.
|1998||Purchase of ADVANCED FILTRATION CONCEPTS, INC., Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A. (Sale of the primary business activities to Barnes International USA in December 2009).
Purchase of GEIGER TECHNIC, INC., Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.A. (now MANN+HUMMEL USA, INC.).
|1997||ProTec Business Unit hived off into MANN+HUMMEL ProTec GmbH, Ludwigsburg.
Acquisition of VOLLMAR Anlagentechnik (ProTec Business Unit).
|1996||Environmental Prize of the Federation of German Industry (BDI) for "evotop®", an environmentally-friendly oil filter concept with a metal-free filter element.
MANN+HUMMEL (S.E.A.) PTE., Singapore, founded.
Opening of a sales office in Shanghai, China.
MANN+HUMMEL (UK) LTD., Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, founded.
MANN+HUMMEL AUTOMOTIVE, INC., Southfield, Michigan, U.S.A., founded. (now MANN+HUMMEL USA, INC.).
|1995||Purchase of UNIVERSAL DYNAMICS, INC., Woodbridge, Virginia, U.S.A.
Production of an intake module with a plastic switch air intake manifold (lost core technology).
|1994||MANN+HUMMEL FILTER TECHNOLOGY INC. founded in Glenview, Illinois, U.S.A.
(now: MANN+HUMMEL USA, INC.).
|1993||Joint venture MANN FILTR JIPAP s.r.o. founded in the Czech Republic.
FILTROS MANN S.A. founded in Mexico. (now: MANN+HUMMEL MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V.).
Acquisition of SOMOS GMBH, Weiterstadt.
Development of the "Europiclon" air cleaner generation.
|1992||Industrial Filters Business Unit founded.|
|1991||Purchase of Plasta Sonneberg GmbH, Thuringia, (now: FILTERWERK MANN+HUMMEL GMBH, Sonneberg).|
|1990||Extensive expansion of engine test benches and roller dynamometers in Ludwigsburg.|
|1989||Start of series production of plastic intake manifolds using the lost core technology.|
|1988||Purchase of HYDROMATION N.V. in Tongeren, Belgium.|
|1984||First plastic oil filter housing.|
|1981||Start of development of plastic engine intake manifolds.|
|1978||Delivery of the first multiple feed station conveying system (ProTec Business Unit).|
|1973||Delivery of the first colouring equipment (ProTec Business Unit).|
|1970||Concentration of the Speyer plants in the "Brunckstraße", the actual site of the Industrial Filters Business Unit.|
|1969||Purchase of another production plant in Ludwigsburg and expansion of the "Plant Engineering" Division (now MANN+HUMMEL ProTec GmbH).
First series orders for automobile air cleaners made of plastic.
First flat filter element for automobile air cleaners.
|1967||Presentation of air cleaner with radial inlet and integrated pre-separation ring (later named the "MANN Piclon") at the Frankfurt Motor Show.|
|1965||FILTROS MANN S.A. founded in Zaragoza, Spain.|
|1962||Purchase of a former pasta factory in Marklkofen, Bavaria, and conversion into third production plant in Germany.|
|1959||Start of cooperation with filter manufacturers in Argentina and Brazil (now: MANN+HUMMEL Argentina S.A., Buenos Aires, and MANN+HUMMEL Brasil Ltda., Indaiatuba).|
|1958||Start of production of spin-on filters for oil (main and auxiliary flow).|
|1954||Start of construction of a second production plant in Ludwigsburg.|
|1952||The production company for industrial filter "Filap" moves to Speyer.|
|1951||Development and start of filter production with paper fine-mesh filter elements for air and oil filtration.|
|1948||"Plant Engineering" Division founded (now MANN+HUMMEL ProTec GmbH).|
|1945||"Filap" (filter and equipment construction) was founded in Bösperde (Westphalia).|
|1942||Development of an air cleaner cyclone construction, textile and felt filters, strainer disc filters and a main-flow oil centrifuge.|
|1941||FILTERWERK MANN+HUMMEL GMBH founded in Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart, Germany, by Adolf Mann and Dr. Erich Hummel.|