Mann+Hummel celebrates 80th anniversary

2021 marks the 80th anniversary of German filtration specialist Mann+Hummel.

Founded in 1941, the family-owned Ludwigsburg-headquartered company now employs around 22 000 people at more than 80 locations and had a 2019 turnover of €4.2 billion. Products include air filter systems, intake systems, liquid filters, technical plastic parts, filter media, cabin filters, industrial filters and membranes for water filtration, sewage treatment and process applications.

The planned anniversary festivities have had to be rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, there will be individual and partly digital activities for employees at sites worldwide. The company has also designed a brochure documenting the milestones in its history.

Adolf Mann and Dr Erich Hummel established Filterwerk Mann + Hummel in 1941, taking over the production of oil and air filters from the Stuttgart-based piston manufacturer Mahle, initially in contract manufacturing and later completely.

"We owe our continued success mainly to our reliability, continuity and identification as a family-owned company. As chairman of the supervisory board and grandson of one of the founders, Adolf Mann, I am very proud to be able to continue the legacy that he and Dr Erich Hummel started in 1941, along with dedicated employees," said Thomas Fischer, chairman of the Mann+Hummel supervisory board.

"In the course of my 20 years with the company, I have become familiar with all areas of Mann+Hummel. What impresses me most are the people who, even under challenging circumstances, work every day with great commitment to our common goals," said Kurk Wilks, president and CEO of Mann+Hummel.

"We see our core competence of filtration as a key technology that can make a lasting and decisive contribution to cleaner mobility, cleaner water and cleaner air," added Fischer. "The primary goal here is to secure the company's future viability while at the same time expanding our market leadership in filtration."