About Baldwin Filter



In 1936, J.A. Baldwin was one of the first to recognize the importance of improving mobile filtration. He designed a better lube filter and began production in Wisconsin. In 1953, he moved his manufacturing operation to the nation’s heartland and started producing quality filters with nine employees. Today, Baldwin Filters has grown into an international company with an ever increasing global presence and a continued commitment to quality.

Realizing the potential...

of a worldwide market growing stronger In 1981, Baldwin Filters became part of CLARCOR (NYSE), a diversified group of manufacturing companies. Other CLARCOR companies — Airguard, ATI, Clark, Facet International, FPI, Hastings Premium Filters, Purolator Air Filtration, urolator Facet, Total Filtration Services and United Air Specialists — along with Baldwin Filters, are able to share the latest ideas and technology and create synergies that lead to better products. Baldwin Filters realizes the potential for filter products in the world market. With manufacturing and distribution centers in the U.S., Mexico, the United Kingdom, Belgium, China, Australia and South Africa, Baldwin Filters has a reputation worldwide forquality products and services.

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Broad Coverage

Over the years, Baldwin Filters has expanded and refined its line of quality filters to meet the demands of today’s global market. Baldwin offers heavy-duty protection under tough operating conditions for over-the-road commercial vehicles, off-road construction, mining and logging equipment, as well as industrial, agricultural and marine applications. This heavy-duty philosophy has also been applied to the production of filters for passenger cars, light-duty trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles around the world.

Commitment to Growth

Coverage and consistency drive Baldwin’s growth in the heavy-duty market. When it comes to coverage, we build the widest range of heavy-duty filters in the industry. Our coverage is strengthened by our ability to consistently manufacture filters designed to meet or exceed the quality, performance and supply requirements of our original equipment and aftermarket customers.


In the competitive world of mobile filtration, Baldwin gains an edge with a tradition of innovation — from the way a filter is designed and manufactured to the way it is marketed.

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Advancing the technology to build a better filter

Designing Filters

Baldwin’s team of engineers continually looks for ways to improve our product. Working from the basic filtration design and using the latest technology like 3-D CAD modeling and stereo lithographic prototyping, the engineering group leads the way with innovative, patented designs such as radial seal air filters, self-venting drain valves for fuel/water separators and controlled release coolant products. Our goal is to design filters that meet or exceed OEM specification. All Baldwin filters are tested in our state-of-the-art technical center and undergo extensive field testing.

Manufacturing Filters

Quality is Baldwin Filters’ first priority. Baldwin Filters is not just a filter assembler like many large companies. A vertically integrated manufacturing process allows Baldwin to provide maximum control and consistency by not only producing filters, but also by manufacturing filter components. Baldwin filters feature centertubes with spiral seams which increase strength, while a high-speed pleating machine gives pleats exceptional uniformity and greater efficiency. Baldwin also uses unique can/baseplate seaming processes that give filters a greater ability to handle high pressure surges. The practice of building a filter from the base up allows quality and cost control, giving Baldwin Filters an advantage over the competition.


Total Quality Management drives our manufacturing process. Every phase, from raw material purchase to final inspection, from internal processes to distribution, is designed to meet high quality standards. Baldwin Filters was among the earliest filter manufacturers to become ISO 9001 and QS 9000 certified. Baldwin continues to maintain ISO 9001 and QS 9000 certification and has also achieved preferred vendor status with many organizations that outsource filters and related equipment.

  • Baldwin Filters
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