MANN+HUMMEL Drives Continued Momentum in N. America
Energized Purolator, MANN-FILTER Aftermarket Brands Position Company For Continued Leadership In Filtration
LAS VEGAS, November 3, 2015 – MANN+HUMMEL today affirmed its leadership in the global filtration market by presenting a full range of advanced Purolator and MANN-FILTER vehicle filtration products at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo.
This week, MANN+HUMMEL will showcase major initiatives to refresh the Purolator brand and reflect the company’s renewed quest for innovation and a commitment to delivering advanced solutions for rapidly changing engine and oil technologies. MANN+HUMMEL introduced an array of new Purolator products for retail – led by PurolatorBOSS™, a ground-breaking new oil filter that provides maximum engine protection – as well as an exclusive, industry-first packaging design; bold, modern branding; and a renewed promise: “Nothing Gets By Us.”
At AAPEX, MANN+HUMMEL also unveiled a wide array of MANN-FILTER products, including the new MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus™ line of advanced cabin air filters with innovative technologies that trap and bind allergens, preventing the growth of bacteria, molds and fungi.
“Led by the continued vitality of our sales in the U.S. and North America, the global filtration market is expected to grow at an average rate above 6 percent through 2023,” said Manfred Wolf, president and general manager of MANN+HUMMEL’s automotive and industrial business units. “Our continued filtration leadership will be fueled by nurturing a culture of innovation and continuous improvement here in North America, reflected by our ongoing investments in world-class manufacturing operations, advanced engineering capabilities, and our North Carolina Innovation Center.”
Based in Ludwigsburg, Germany, MANN+HUMMEL announced sales of 2.8 billion euros in 2014, an increase of 120 million euros – or 4.5 percent in nominal terms – on the previous year (2013: 2.68 billion euros).
In August, MANN+HUMMEL Group announced a definitive agreement to acquire the global filtration operations of Affinia Group, the manufacturer of the Wix and Filtron brand of filters. The transaction excludes Affinia South America (“ASA”) operations and is subject to customary regulatory approvals. The two businesses will continue to operate separately for the foreseeable future. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
The Freedonia Group, an independent U.S.-based market research institute, once again recognized MANN+HUMMEL as the leader in the global market for filtration applications, which generates more than 45 billion euros annually.
MANN+HUMMEL will showcase the company’s full lineup of innovative products and promotional programs under the Purolator and MANN-FILTER brands in booth 1433 at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo this week.
The MANN+HUMMEL Group is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and a development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Employing 16,000 people at more than 60 locations worldwide, the company achieved turnover of about 2.8 billion euros in 2014. The group’s product portfolio includes air filter systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and technical plastic parts, 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. For more information, visit mann-hummel.com.