LUDWIGSBURG, Germany (Aug. 17. 2015) — Mann+Hummel Group has agreed to buy the global filtration operations of Affinia Group, the manufacturer of the Wix- and Filtron-brand automotive filters.
The two businesses will continue to operate separately for the foreseeable future, the companies said. Terms of the deal — which excludes Affinia's South America operations — have not been disclosed. Affinia will add about $1 billion to Ludwigsburg- based Mann+Hummel's top line.
Gastonia, N.C.-based Affinia's filtration business specializes in aftermarket oil, fuel, air, hydraulic and coolant filters. Mann+Hummel is a privately-held global maker of filtration products for original equipment and aftermarket customers in both the automotive and industrial sectors.