75 Years of Filter Innovations
In 1939, WIX Filtration Corp. was one of the first companies in the world to understand that engines just don’t run very long without clean oil. During our storied history WIX has driven product innovation at every turn – most famous is the spin-on oil filter, a design that we invented and patented in 1954 and subsequently became the standard throughout the world.
With deep manufacturing roots in Gastonia, N.C., WIX manufactures filters for everything from the family sedan to megaton earthmovers.
From light duty oil filters that hold 45 percent more dirt than the competition to revolutionary oil filters for big rigs that more than double oil life and industrial filtration products that keep plant machinery up and running, WIX puts its engineering and manufacturing acumen to the test in every product category.
While reading about our products you’ll see terms like glass-enhanced cellulose media, full metal base plates, coiled steel springs, spiral center tubes, pleats-per-inch and silicone anti-drain back valves – product attributes that keep WIX steps ahead of the competition.