Our story is an American story; one that began in a tiny Chicago warehouse in 1918 and continues to this day. It’s a story built on hard work, innovation and old school values. And it’s built on a people first philosophy – the people who handcraft each gasket and the people who rely on them. As Fel-Pro® celebrates 100 years, the art of gasket making lives on.
This is the story of Fel-Pro – 100 years in the making. Thanks for helping to write it.
OUR STORY IS YOUR STORY.
IN 2018, FEL-PRO IS CELEBRATING 100 YEARS.
This anniversary is a celebration of those multiple generations of talented technicians, engine builders, parts professionals, racing teams, enthusiasts and Fel-Pro employees who together have built a truly elite brand by demanding and delivering the very best for every vehicle sealing repair. Our story is your story.
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
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
Fel-Pro adds synthetic rubber gasket manufacturing to its portfolio
Groundbreaking for the Skokie, IL manufacturing, engineering and distribution facility
Fel-Pro Incorporated is formed and the Fel-Pro diamond logo is introduced
Fel-Pro introduces the Blue gasket and Blue Stripe® design to differentiate the brand in the marketplace
Fel-Pro introduces the Fel-Pro parallelogram logo
Federal-Mogul Corporation acquires Fel-Pro, adding to its portfolio of well-known brands
Fel-Pro engineers and releases PermaTorque® MLS (multi-layer steel) head gaskets, designed to accommodate head and block movement seen in late model engines
Fel-Pro Performance MLS head gaskets with LaserWeld™ technology power Dodge engines and their return to professional stock car racing
Fel-Pro markets the first intake manifold with advanced molded rubber that survives the harsh operating conditions of OAT engine coolants
Fel-Pro releases HTA™ Technology (High Temperature Alloy), an advanced material design that stands up to extremely high exhaust temperatures