A Half Century of Innovation
With a long list of industry firsts, filtec has been a prime mover and key innovator in the field of inspection and laser coding equipment for over 50 years. The Company has shipped over 30,000 units worldwide and has the largest installed base of inspection equipment in the food and beverage industries. filtec’s 120,000 square foot research/development and production complex in Torrance, CA serves as the world headquarters for its fully-integrated operation.
filtec offers a full line of equipment for inspection and marking of empty and full containers on bottling, canning and packaging lines. filtec’s unique starwheel empty bottle inspector, Gamma source full bottle inspector and laser coder are industry leaders because of their ease of use, reliability and durability. Parts and service are available locally in thirty countries worldwide and same day service is available in most areas.
The company has long-standing relationships with the largest multinational companies in the brewery, beverage, food, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, home, products, spirits and wine industries.
filtec was founded in 1958 by Fred Calhoun (1931-2002), considered by many in the industry to be the father of modern packaging inspection. Fred envisioned a more efficient manner to inspect bottles, and created and sold the world’s first electronic Empty Bottle Inspector (EBI). This allowed the funding of filtec and the development of the next generation of EBI which became the industry standard. Fred went on to pioneer numerous other inspection, quality assurance and liability protection products for the beverage industry.
filtec will supply and support its customers with the world’s best and most innovative automated inspection equipment to increase their production efficiency and improve their product quality.
Our mission is to provide high value to our customers and maintain industry leadership by the continual pursuit of excellence in every aspect of our business.
filtec is committed to develop and provide its customers with the most advanced and reliable products and superior service. We will dedicate our efforts to seek continual innovation and improvement in our company.
In support of this commitment, fitec will remain dedicated to the principles of its quality management system and processes. We will achieve this commitment through the devotion, pride, and personal responsibility, demonstrated by all employees and stakeholders of our company.