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About Us

100 YEARS & COUNTING

Our story is an American story; one that began in a tiny Chicago warehouse in 1918 and continues to this day. Our goal has been the same—manufacturing high-quality gaskets that install easily and provide a lasting leak-free seal. As the industry leader, we respond to new challenges with innovative materials, new technologies and a relentless focus on designing sealing solutions for the real-world conditions technicians face in the repair environment. With more than 100 years of expertise, we’ve earned our reputation as The Gaskets Professionals Trust™.

100 Years of Fel-Pro

Present

2018

Fel-Pro marks its 100th year of bringing quality parts to the world. 

2014

Fel-Pro releases HTA™ Technology (High Temperature Alloy), an advanced material design that stands up to extremely high exhaust temperatures

2004

Fel-Pro markets the first intake manifold with advanced molded rubber that survives the harsh operating conditions of OAT engine coolants

2002

Fel-Pro Performance MLS head gaskets with LaserWeld™ technology power Dodge engines and their return to professional stock car racing

1999

Fel-Pro engineers and releases PermaTorque® MLS (multi-layer steel) head gaskets, designed to accommodate head and block movement seen in late model engines

1998

Federal-Mogul Corporation acquires Fel-Pro, adding to its portfolio of well-known brands

1977

Fel-Pro introduces the Fel-Pro parallelogram logo

1976

Fel-Pro introduces the Blue gasket and Blue Stripe® design to differentiate the brand in the marketplace 

1962

Fel-Pro Incorporated is formed and the Fel-Pro diamond logo is introduced

1952

Groundbreaking for the Skokie, IL manufacturing, engineering and distribution facility 

1941

Fel-Pro adds synthetic rubber gasket manufacturing to its portfolio 

1923

Felt Products purchases a new manufacturing facility in Chicago and expands to gaskets and oil seals, cork and leather material and stamping metallic gaskets

Fel-Pro pioneers selling complete gasket sets to simplify the repair for the professional and do-it-yourself automotive technician 

1918

Hugo Herz and Albert Mecklenburger establish Felt Products Manufacturing Company in a 1,300 square foot facility in Chicago, producing felt seals for the Ford Model T