A Germany-based global leader in filtration solutions for automobiles, industrial applications, clean air interior spaces and sustainable use of water, MANN+HUMMEL USA will invest $15 million and create up to 50 jobs at its facility in Dunlap, Tennessee.
The company develops, produces and distributes a number of filtration products, and is heavily involved in research and development for future filtration needs. For the transportation market, MANN+HUMMEL’s lineup includes air cleaner systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, plastic components, filer media, cabin filters, industrial filters and membrane filters.
MANN+HUMMEL will invest in new equipment and building improvements at its Dunlap plant, which opened in 2011. The company’s Sequatchie County location produces air intake manifolds and filtration systems for automotive OEMs. MANN+HUMMEL currently employs nearly 300 Tennesseans at its Dunlap facility.
According to company officials, once complete, the capital investment will allow MANN+HUMMEL to meet growing demand from automotive OEMs as well as manufacturers of commercial and industrial vehicles. The company anticipates the majority of the new jobs will be in production.
“When MANN+HUMMEL expanded to the Tennessee Valley in 2011, it was a big step in growing our footprint within the USA. Since that time, the company has grown exponentially in North America, through both acquisitions and organic growth, and we continue to strengthen our business and partnerships in the region. The expansion of the Dunlap facility is a testament to our great people, our plant productivity, and our commitment to the local community. There’s no question that Sequatchie County is a great place to be,” MANN+HUMMEL USA Vice President Operations Jack Endres said.
Headquartered in Ludwigsburg, Germany, MANN+HUMMEL and its subsidiaries employ more than 21,000 people at more than 80 locations worldwide. Within the USA, MANN+HUMMEL has operations in California, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
“Tennessee is an ideal place for international companies to do business. MANN+HUMMEL’s expansion in Dunlap is yet another case where our skilled workforce has exceeded expectations and enabled a business to invest and grow considerably. Tennesseans in Sequatchie County will now have more quality job opportunities thanks to this investment from MANN+HUMMEL,” said Governor Bill Lee.
“Since MANN+HUMMEL first arrived in Dunlap in 2011, the company has expanded to become Sequatchie County’s largest private employer and an instrumental part of this community. I am pleased to see MANN+HUMMEL invest another $15 million and create 50 jobs in Dunlap,” added TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.