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Purolator Wraps Up 100-Year Anniversary at AAPEX


Raleigh, N.C.- October 31, 2023 - Purolator Filters (a division of MANN+HUMMEL, the leading global expert in filtration) announced today that the company will wrap up its 100-year anniversary celebration at this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX).

Over the last century, Purolator has adopted innovative ways to advance filtration in the automotive industry. The first oil filtration system was created by founder, Ernest Sweetland, in 1923. He chose to name the company “Purolator,” short for “pure oil later.” Notable developments over the past 100 years include the first “spin-on” oil filter, created in 1955, and the release of the PureONE oil filter, introduced in 1996. The global filtration company MANN+HUMMEL acquired Purolator Filters in 2012, strengthening its position in the market as the leading company in the automotive filtration industry.

Today, Purolator has more than 1,400 filtration part numbers for automotive and light truck applications, and it continues to work on product innovation and design. The company maintains and extends its position as a leader in the filtration market by producing top-quality products, offering first-class service and revolutionizing the future of filtration technology.

“Celebrating the first 100 years of Purolator allowed us to look back and remember our humble beginnings,” said Daryl Benton, vice president of sales and marketing for the automotive aftermarket with MANN+HUMMEL. He added, “We’re starting our second century of business because we’ve always been able to keep up with the ever-changing automotive industry. One thing we won’t change in the next 100 years is our dedication to progress and problem-solving.”

After a century of innovation, the celebration will conclude at AAPEX booth #A1844, October 31 through November 2, 2023.

Press Contacts:        Marissa Porcaro

                                    Phone: 919-926-4164

                                    Email: marisssa.porcaro@mann-hummel.com


                                    Denyel Beiter

                                    Phone: 716-629-3171

                                    Email: dbeiter@gelia.com

About Purolator

Purolator is an innovator of automotive filtration products for the aftermarket, manufactured to the highest standard by American workers in Fayetteville, N.C. Trusted by professional automotive technicians and do-it-yourself consumers across North America, the Purolator product line includes oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters. An industry pioneer since inventing the first oil filter in 1923, Purolator is backed by an internal team of forward-thinking engineers and countless filtration patents. The company’s mission to deliver solutions to support the improved performance of advanced engine and oil technologies reinforces a renewed brand promise – Nothing Gets By Us®.

For more information, visit www.PurolatorNOW.com.


MANN+HUMMEL is a leading global company in filtration technology. Under its two business units Transportation and Life Sciences & Environment, the Ludwigsburg-based Group (Germany) develops intelligent filtration and separation solutions that enable cleaner mobility, cleaner air and cleaner water. Thus, the 1941 founded family-owned company makes an important contribution to a clean earth and the sustainable use of limited resources. In 2021, over 23,000 employees at more than 80 locations generated a turnover of EUR 4.2 billion.

You can find further information on MANN+HUMMEL at https://www.mann-hummel.com/