COMO Filtration Systems

COMO Filtration Systems

COMO Filtration Systems

COMO Filtration Systems is dedicated to helping industry meet today`s economic and environmental concerns dealing with industrial fluids. We design, engineer, and manufacture a quality line of filtration products and filtration equipment that will help clean and recycle both petroleum- and water-based industrial fluids. COMO Filtration Systems has a commitment to exceptional service, product value, industry know-how, and technical innovation. Since 1960, we have brought a wealth of industry expertise and resources to our customers. We are proud of our long-standing relationship with our business associates and customers worldwide.

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130 Freedom Ln. , Janesville , Wisconsin 53546 USA
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Industry Type:
Water Filtration and Separation
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

True contamination control is now a reality with COMO's depth filtration, coalescing, recycling, and custom design filtration systems. Filtration and separation help decrease the expense of maintenance, downtime, labor, and disposal cost required by today's environmental concerns. Compared with the expense of replacement or costly disposal of industrial fluids, recycling is the only answer. COMO Filtration Systems has made filtration, separation, and recycling affordable.

In 1959, Harvey Schade had a general-service garage in Brooklyn, Wisconsin. A customer brought in a toilet paper filter for Harvey to install on the customer’s car, and it captured Harvey’s interest! He ordered six more of the Frantz filters for himself, and after a few years, Harvey started selling the filters out of his service garage. By 1963, he had sold the garage and went into the business of selling filters full-time.

Harvey had a filter dealer in Rockford, IL that worked for Rockford Products Corporation. Through his dealer, Harvey was introduced to filtration shortcomings on the industrial level, so he ended up adapting a filter to use in this industrial market. Harvey‘s industrial filters were a huge success, and in 1969, Harvey shifted his focus to industrial filtration. In 1971, Harvey and his brother, Maynard, joined forces, and in 1973, the Schade brothers formed Harvard Corporation. Harvard Corporation eventually moved to Evansville, where it remains today. Within a few years, however, Harvey and Maynard left Harvard for personal and profession reasons.

After separating from Harvard, the brothers took on the name COMO, derived from Maynard’s business working with Components for Modelers. Maynard, having spent countless hours working with model airplanes, designed and patented a small fuel pump for the planes. They marketed the fuel pumps through ROBART, a company in Chicago. It was through this connection that the brothers met Bart Furey, one of the original co-owners of ROBART, who is our engineer here at COMO.

Since Harvey’s retirement in 2000, his son Doug and daughter Lynne, along with a management team including his grandson Eric, have been working hard to keep his values and ideas going…Tell us your problem and we will find you a solution!