Production Ends at Mann+Hummel’s Germany HQ

Mann+Hummel, whose products include filtration solutions for vehicles and industrial applications, is ending production at its headquarters in Ludwigsburg, Germany in a move affecting 400 jobs.

The decision ends 66 years of production at the site near Stuttgart and the company said existing production will be phased out or relocated.

The move also comes less than two months after the company announced the highest turnover in its near 80-year history standing at 4.2 billion euros for the 2019 financial year.

Mann+Hummel said the specific timetable for the closure will be agreed in co-operation with customers and employee representatives.

“This was a necessary measure to ensure the company’s future. Of course, the company headquarters with the research and development center will remain here and we will continue to invest in the technology center. We stand by the Ludwigsburg location,” said the chairman of the Supervisory Board, Thomas Fischer.

The company said it “continuously reviews its production sites to ensure its ability to meet evolving customer needs. Over the course of these strategic considerations, it was determined that the competitiveness of the Ludwigsburg production facility cannot be maintained.”

“As an international company, Mann+Hummel is not only responsible for the Ludwigsburg site. In order to remain competitive in the medium to long term and to safeguard the future of the company with 22,000 employees worldwide, we need to make this adjustment to our production network,” said Hanno Höhn, chief Supply Chain officer and labor director.

Among other components, fuel, oil and air filter systems for automotive original equipment are produced in Ludwigsburg. The company said it will “ensure a smooth transition for its customers and suppliers at the affected site and the receiving factories.”


Related Articles

“Perfect Storm” Drives Upgrade in Truck Forecasts
California To Cut Engine-Powered Vehicles By 2035
Andrews Replaces Teske At Briggs & Stratton
Speakers Announced For OHR Global Webinar
Weichai, Bosch Claim Efficiency Breakthrough
Iveco’s S-Way Truck One Year Later
Middle East Energy 2021 – Rescheduled to June
Update: Navistar Rejects Traton’s New Bid

Latest News

Autonomous Vehicle Software Subscription Service
“Perfect Storm” Drives Upgrade in Truck Forecasts
Wireless Battery Management System
Hydraulic Flow Divider-Combiner Valve
Sadhu Made New VP At Raywin
Kohler’s New Virtual Booth
Wacker Neuson Expands Executive Board
Eberspaecher Managing Partner Dies Unexpectedly
California To Cut Engine-Powered Vehicles By 2035

Magazine Issue Archive

Diesel Progress International September-October 2020
Diesel Progress – September 2020
Diesel Progress – August 2020
Diesel Progress International July-August 2020
Diesel Progress – July 2020
Diesel Progress – June 2020
Diesel Progress International May-June 2020
Diesel Progress – May 2020
Diesel Progress – April 2020
Diesel Progress International March-April 2020


Forgotten Password?

Haven’t got an account? Click here to register.