L.G. Alexander, the first President of WIX, once said, “A look back is helpful – if it helps us look ahead.”
As we look back, we see that at every turn in the road our people have created new filtration technologies to meet the latest industry demand.
It all began more than 70 years ago in an old cotton mill in Gastonia, North Carolina. Today, we have manufacturing facilities on four continents, producing more than 12,000 different product numbers. WIX offers the aftermarket’s widest array of domestic and foreign nameplate oil, air, fuel, coolant, cabin air, hydraulic, and transmission filters, and a complete line of industrial filters as well.
Since Jack Wicks founded the company, we’ve worked hard to design and build smarter, innovative filters. In the 1940s we used a handle to launch the WIX brand and ease the handling of dirty filters. In the 50s we were the first to make installing a new filter as easy as a twist of the wrist. In 1992 we developed the first conical air filter. In 2006 we got rid of the Cabin Air Nasties. And, in 2011 we introduced a heavy-duty oil filter that more than doubles oil life.
For more than 70 years, our people have revolutionized the filtration industry our way – with quality and innovation. And, we’re still just as busy as ever applying for patents that will shape the history of filtration.
As a company we’ve come a long way since our humble beginning in an old cotton mill, but looking ahead, it’s easy to see that we’re just getting started.