In 1938, Adolf Mann and Dr. Erich Hummel were the owners of the textile company Bleyle in Ludwigsburg. Shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War, the Stuttgart piston producer Mahle offered the production of engine filters to the textile company, an offer which is taken up and which laid the foundations for their company to be: MANN+HUMMEL.
Pioneering innovations and expansion
Innovative products “made by MANN+HUMMEL” marked the way towards the company becoming a development partner and original equipment manufacturer for the automotive industry. Improvements to the consumption and performance of engines and reduction of pollutant emissions gained importance. The filtration expert from Ludwigsburg also increased the use of plastic in its production. This enabled weight saving and more flexible product designs . A further important innovation was the introduction of a lost core technology for injection molding. This allowed the seamless production of complex intake manifolds. The result was the manufacturing of the first series production of intake manifolds made from plastic, the parallel development of oil filter housings in plastic, and also complex module solutions. In addition to the automotive sector, MANN+HUMMEL started beim active in the area of hydraulics and liquid filtration.
The issues of environmental protection and recycling took on an ever more important role beginning in the mid-1990s. MANN+HUMMEL met the new requirements at an early stage with measures in the production process and the use of materials.
Our mission: Separate the useful from the harmful
When it comes to cleaner mobility, air, and water, there is no mine or yours... there is only ours. The world we live in, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the ground we walk upon has always been common ground.
Our core competency, filtration, is the basis of our business and our responsibility. We are convinced that filtration makes the difference, and MANN+HUMMEL provides key technologies helping to enable a cleaner planet. By separating the useful from the harmful, we are contributing to common goals.
In finding the best possible solutions for our partners, it is particularly the experience and commitment of our employees that make the decisive difference in the development of our versatile products. Our long-standing customer relationships and numerous industry awards are proof that we are ambitious in pursuing our vision while remaining true to our values.