In the late 1930’s, in North Carolina, Jack Wicks & Paul Crawshaw began making car filters. By 1954 they changed the entire industry, by patenting the “twist of the wrist” thread filter, which quickly became standard in the filtration sector. Today the Wix Filter range covers not only the Automotive sector, but also trucks, buses and off highway machinery.
In 2016, Wix’ parent company was purchased by the Mann & Hummel Group of Germany, which resulted in the creation of one of the world’s largest filtration technology companies. Now they are recognised as being part of an elite few of filter manufacturers that are present in 80 markets and produced in 10 countries and 5 continents.
The WIX brand is also synonymous with racing, in particular NASCAR, IndyCar Series & the BTCC (British Touring Car Championship), in which they hold many accolades over the years.