History

Hifi Filter > History

Discover how a modest Swiss company became what it is today, the European specialist and market leader in filtration, with a presence (offices and stocks) in four European countries, delivering products to more than 90 countries worldwide.

 

 

 Number of employees

 

m2 of storage

 

1977

HIRSCHI Filtres was founded by Mr Pierre HIRSCHI and Mrs Martine HIRSCHI, in Savagnier, Switzerland.

1983

HIRSCHI Filtres moves to their new 800 m2-premises, in Cernier, Switzerland.

1984

First representation of the company HIRSCHI Filtres at the Geneva Motor Show, Switzerland.

1989

Jura Filtration is founded in partnership with Mr Bruno BAZAUD in Villers le Lac - with a storage area of 130 m² and 2 employees in France.

1991

Jura Filtration moves to Houtaud - 350 m² and 3 employees in France.

1992

The Cernier site expands upto 2,000 m2.

1994

Expansion of new warehouse upto 2,500 m² and 9 employees in France.

1996

The brand “HIFI FILTER” is registered.

1998

The development process grows - storage area of 4,000 m² and 22 employees in France.

2002

Jura Filtration moves to Pontarlier – storage area of 5,500 m² and 43 employees in France.

2004

The Cernier site goes through a further expansion, surface area now being 5,000 m2.

2006

The Jura Filtration site goes through a new expansion, the surface area is now 11,500 m² and 79 employees in France.

2007

HIFI FILTER ROM is founded in Romania, 500 m².

2009

More than 100 employees in France and 150 in the Group.

2011

The brand “H-AIR FILTER” is registered.

2012

The new 2,000 m² HIFI FILTER ROM premises is constructed and the company relocates.

More than 130 employees in France and 180 in the Group.

2013

HIFI FILTER POLSKA is founded near warsaw.

The France site goes through a new expansion, in order to increase the area to 15,500 m².

2014

The Group has more than 230 employees spread over the 4 sites, and 23,000 m2 of storage area in Europe.

The administrative premises of the Cernier site in Switzerland are undergoing expansion.