Established in 1953 by John Frantz, the Frantz Filter Company became a mainstay product and process for cleaning automotive oil worldwide. Over the years, Frantz Filters has stood for innovation in the oil filtration process.
In 2014, Frantz Filters was purchased by Lubrication Specialties, Inc. (LSI), the makers of Hot Shot’s Secret products which focuses on problem specific solutions for diesel engines. “Frantz Filter is a strategic fit with the LSI line up of companies,” states Chris Gabrelcik, president of LSI. “The same powered by science approach we take in developing Hot Shot’s Secret products has been applied to reinventing the Frantz Filter media to create an optimal filtration process offered exclusively through LSI.”
LSI specializes in hard-to-handle lubrication areas. The company has resolved problems for some of the largest companies in North America, including: Nucor Steel, American Showa, Midwest Industries, X-Tec, among others. LSI’s ultimate goal is to figure out what the problem or inefficiency is, and to fix it using the latest lubrication, additives or equipment available. The company’s flagship product, Hot Shot’s Secret Stiction Eliminator, was developed for International Truck and Engine to resolve the issue with injectors on the Ford Power Stroke 6.0 liter engine.