MANN+HUMMEL Acquires Purolator Filters
April 1, 2013—The MANN+HUMMEL Group, a German filtration company, has acquired Purolator Filters LLC, previously a joint venture between Bosch and MANN+HUMMEL.
The business will stay based in Fayetteville, N.C., but will be re-named MANN+HUMMEL Purolator Filters LLC.
MANN+HUMMEl and Bosch ran the joint venture for more than six years, with MANN+HUMMEL managing the OE business and Bosch handling independent aftermarket (IAM) customers.
IAM customers that have been served by Bosch during the joint venture will be transitioned to MANN+HUMMEL.
“For our customers, Purolator will continue to be a trusted partner,” said Alfred Weber, president and CEO of MANN+HUMMEL. “We are committed to strengthening the Purolator brand and are providing new opportunities to the people of Purolator, who we warmly welcome to the MANN+HUMMEL family today.”