MANN+HUMMEL celebrates 80 years
Filtration specialist MANN+HUMMEL celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2021. Since its founding in 1941, the family-owned company has now grown to provide employment for around 22,000 people at more than 80 locations.
In 1941, company founders Adolf Mann and Dr. Erich Hummel established the 'Filterwerk Mann + Hummel'. A characteristic feature of the founders' ambitions was intensive research and testing activity.
80 years later, MANN+HUMMEL's vision is 'leadership in filtration'. In 2019, almost eight decades after its founding, the filtration specialist announced the highest sales revenue in the company's history at EUR 4.2 billion - despite increasingly challenging conditions resulting from, among other things, mobility change, environmental and climate awareness, digitalization and political shifts.
'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.
Today the company offers products including industrial filters and membranes for water filtration, sewage treatment and process applications, as well as air filter systems, intake systems, liquid filters, technical plastic parts, filter media and cabin filters. With the development of antiviral air purifiers, MANN+HUMMEL is currently helping to contain the spread of the coronavirus with its filtration technology. The devices filter the SARS-CoV-2 virus, flu and cold viruses, as well as free allergens from the air.
The planned festivities for the big event had to be rescheduled due to the Corona pandemic. Instead, there will be individual and partly digital activities for employees at the sites worldwide. The company has also designed a brochure documenting the milestones in the company's history.