Mann+Hummel acquires WIX Filters parent

The parent company of WIX Filters and Filtron has been acquired by Mann+Hummel.

Mann+Hummel will lead Affinia Group as a new business unit based in

North Carolina. Keith Wilson, previously CEO and president of Affinia, will retain his executive function as president and CEO of Mann+Hummel Filtration Technology and report to Manfred Wolf, the supervisory board chairman of the acquired company, the firm said.

“The addition of the Wix and Filtron brands to Mann+Hummel strengthen our global presence with an expanded product portfolio and access to new markets,” said Alfred Weber, president and CEO. “Our joint 150 years of experience, complementary competencies, and 20,000 valued employees worldwide ensure that we will continue to grow and serve our customers with the best in filtration solutions.”

Affinia's filtration business specializes in the oil, fuel, hydraulic and coolant filter aftermarket.

Mann+Hummel is a privately-held global filtration company offering filtration solutions to original equipment and aftermarket customers in both the automotive and industrial sectors.

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