Standard Filter Corporation (SFC)

Standard Filter Corporation (SFC)

Standard Filter Corporation (SFC)

Established in 1973, Standard Filter is the most automated filter bag manufacturer in the world. The visionary and founder of Standard Filter was Einar Wiik. Einar came over from his native Norway in the 1950’s. As a tool and die maker and then as a machine fabricator, Einar built a reputation for ingenuity in designing and fabricating filter production process equipment. In the early 1970’s he founded Standard Filter, in a small building near downtown Los Angeles. It was here that his creativity flourished. Soon the building was too small and the plant was moved to the first of what would be three buildings in the Atwater area of Los Angeles. In 1991 a new 30,000 sq. ft. facility was acquired in Carlsbad, CA, where Standard Filter resides today. The facility now houses arguably the most automated filter bag production operation in the world.

Company details

Carlsbad Research Center 5928 Balfour Court , Carlsbad , CA 92008 USA
View in map

Find locations served, office locations, manufacturers and our distributors.

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Air Filtration
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:

We have...

  • The Capacity to Produce Thousands of Filter Bags Daily
  • A Complete In-House Laboratory for Bag and Filter Media Testing
  • Custom Media for Special Applications
  • Filter material manufacturing that ensures high quality
  • 24-Hour Service

Today Standard Filter Corporation is a world leader in filter manufacturing serving the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe.

On October 4th, 2001, Einar left us for a greater journey but his spirit of innovation is still alive and well in the organization he founded. Lotta Wiik serves the company as Chairman of the Board, and Toby Wiik runs the company’s day to day operations as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Our Vision
Protecting the environment for present and future generations with innovative solutions in pollution control.

Standard Filter Company is committed to our customers by offering to them the experience of a reliable dedicated team that strives to respond to their needs, meeting or exceeding expectations. Our goal is to furnish our customer the solution that provides their organization the best value. We will not sell something they do not need. Our mission is to get it right the first time and every time.

Standard Filter Company is committed to our vendors by working together to achieve the common goal of satisfying the end user of the product or service. They are partners in our mission to serve the customer. We not only expect, but require the same responsiveness and dedication from our vendors that we offer to our customers. We, in turn, are committed to being good stewards of the credit offered by our vendors and to repay our obligations in a timely manner.

Standard Filter Company is committed to our team members by offering a friendly, family-centered workplace. We require respect be shown for fellow team members across all levels and departments. We encourage dialogue for constant improvement. We focus on maximizing strengths and correcting weakness with leadership tempered with forgiveness. We care about each other and support one another.

Standard Filter Company is committed to our community by supporting various organizations that seek to comfort and heal both physically, psychologically and spiritually, those whose lives have been torn apart by circumstances out of their control. We encourage and support time away from work for our team members to support community service and to make a meaningful contribution for others.


  • Honesty: There is truth, and then there is everything else.
  • Integrity: To mean what we say and do with sincerity.
  • Respect: To treat everyone we encounter as our neighbor.
  • Family: To balance work and what it provides with the reasons why we work.
  • Faith/Belief: To know our purpose and place in life.