Prototyping induction systems for emission-controlled vehicles is a lot of work. K&N has a staff dedicated to developing new
applications. You can see that this test intake tube is a little cobbled together, but the final result is a custom fit.
These giant rolls of filter material await being converted into
different air filter products. K&N is continuously testing filter
material to make sure they are using the best of the available
These fixtures are used in manufacturing to ensure that each
product meets exacting specs for size and fit. Every product
has at least one of these fixtures, and the racks of fixtures
cover a vast area.
As units pass through production, these conveyor lines move
parts and finished products where they are needed. One
stop is an automated filter-oiling machine! Everything looked
impressively organized to us.
And this is what all the fuss is about: finished products ready
for shipping to retailers. Having only seen K&N from the off-road side, we did not really understand the size of the company and the scope of its products. ❑