For more than 110 years now, the company behind Fel-Pro products has driven excellence in the automotive industry. From a car's cooling system to its electronic modules, from its exhaust to its intake, from its axles to its gaskets, Federal-Mogul has created parts for both the original equipment manufacturers as well as for aftermarket enthusiasts. Here's a brief look at it's climb to the top:
Beginning with inventing and merging
In 1899, Howard Muzzy and Edward Lyon formed a company that created a special bearing metal called "Mogul." It also pioneered the die casting process that created bearings to suite its proper size and shape. In 1924, it merged with the Federal Bearings and Bushings to form the Federal-Mogul Corporation.
Continuing with innovating and acquiring
Throughout the years, Federal-Mogul weathered the Great Depression, World War II, and many other life-changing events by pioneering the production of different parts like motorboat propellers and NASA components. It also merged with other companies like leading European manufacturer Seal Technology Systems, as well as Cooper Industries (makers of the famous wiper blades.) It seems that Federal-Mogul has found a good strategy in continuing to invent new products while partnering with other companies. After all, this is how it became one of today's market leaders in automotive parts.