FRAM Group and UCI Combine Filtration Businesses to Form FRAM Filtration

April 24th, 2012

FRAM® & LUBER-FINER® Brands to be Supported by New Organization

Dear Valued Customer:

As many of you know, FRAM Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive and heavy-duty products, including FRAM® oil, air, transmission and fuel filters, has combined its filtration business with the Champion Laboratories business of UCI International, a leading manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of filtration products branded under the LUBER-FINER® and CHAMP® brands. These businesses will now go to market as a single entity – FRAM Filtration.

The combined organization employs more than 2,500 people and has manufacturing and distribution plants strategically located throughout the world. Uniting the resources of two very successful filtration companies, FRAM Filtration will be an industry-leading presence in the automotive, trucking, marine, mining, construction, agricultural and industrial markets. Not only does the new company bring together the most trusted proprietary brands for high quality filtration but it also delivers to its customers consolidated world-class operations, best-in-class service and delivery, and global distribution.

FRAM® and LUBER-FINER® Heavy-Duty customers can expect improvements and changes that will bring together the "best of the best" product designs and enhancements as production is consolidated into the Champion Laboratories facilities in Albion, IL. Our focus is to strengthen and broaden our product lines while enhancing first-to-market communications to you, our valued customers. Be assured that all product design changes have been thoroughly engineered and tested to ensure the same or improved performance on the products that you have been buying from us and have come to trust. Notifications through detailed product and technical bulletins will be sent out as changes take place.

We look forward to sharing these improvements and changes with you over the next few months and we thank you for your ongoing business with us.


John Casanova
Vice President Sales and Marketing
Heavy Duty Division