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January 10, 2023

MANN+HUMMEL expands Northern and Eastern Europe presence

Together with the Finnish filtration company M-Filter, the MANN+HUMMEL Group opens up new strategic business areas in Scandinavia and the Baltic States. M-Filter will have a strong partner in MANN+HUMMEL to expand in the region and offer customers a broader product portfolio.

Ludwigsburg/Numminen, January 10th, 2023 – The MANN+HUMMEL Group announced a strategic investment in M-Filter Group, one of the largest filter manufacturing companies in Northern and Eastern Europe with several production facilities in Finland and Lithuania. Since 1962, the company has specialized in different areas of filtration, including air ventilation filters, HEPA filters and oil/hydraulic filters for engines. While the brand Filterpak will complement MANN+HUMMEL’s existing portfolios in commercial and residential HVAC, M-Filter will stand for a strong input in the OEM products for industrial and engine filtration.

“Joining forces with M-Filter will allow us to strengthen our European footprint and unlock growth opportunities in Scandinavia and the Baltic states", said Kurk Wilks, CEO and President of the MANN+HUMMEL Group.

“The majority growth investment by MANN+HUMMEL will be used to further product development and will enable us to invest in sales and operational capabilities. The M-Filter Group has been able to grow the company organically and inorganically over the past years, and we’re looking forward to working closely with the MANN+HUMMEL teams to serve our customers in the region”, said Kai Liesmaa, CEO of M-Filter.

About M-Filter Group

Oy M-Filter Ab is a filter manufacturer located in Finland, established in 1962. During the first decades the company mainly produced automotive filters, today the focus is strongly on HVAC and air filtration in general. In Scandinavia and in the Baltic countries the company has a strong footprint in both OEM as well as in commercial HVAC business.

M-Filter Group consists of Oy M-Filter Ab, UAB M-Filter Lithuania, Filterpak Oy, PL-Filter Oy, Filter Partner Oy, Suodatinkeskus Suomi Oy, LM-Filters Oy and M-Filter GmbH. The Group´s pro forma turnover 2022 was about EUR 29 million and it employs 240 people at its five factories.


MANN+HUMMEL is a leading global company in filtration technology. Under its two business units Transportation and Life Sciences & Environment, the Ludwigsburg-based Group (Germany) develops intelligent filtration and separation solutions that enable cleaner mobility, cleaner air and cleaner water. Thus, the 1941 founded family-owned company makes an important contribution to a clean earth and the sustainable use of limited resources. In 2021, over 23,000 employees at more than 80 locations generated a turnover of EUR 4.2 billion. 

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