Inspection without compromise.

Safety for the world.

Founded in 1958, FILTEC is a leading provider of food, beverage, and pharmaceutical inspection machines. With local offices and support in over twenty international territories, FILTEC has served some of the world’s most iconic brands on a global scale for over half a century.


Our research and development team has led the inspection industry in patents and technology since 1958.
We like new ideas.


We support an unprecedented team of global service engineers in local markets around the world. Your production matters.
We move fast.


Even after decades of heavy use, FILTEC machines maintain airtight performance. Our customers rely on this standard of excellence.
We live for it.

The Current FILTEC Movement

There comes a time when a heritage of quality and innovation is not enough, when the firm foundation of an industry-leading team needs to be challenged and rebuilt to meet the demands of an evolving market. FILTEC has commanded the inspection industry for over half a century. We intend to command it for the next fifty years as well.

In November 2013, SFW Capital Partners, a specialist investor in Analytics Tools and Related Services businesses, made a strategic investment in FILTEC, triggering a series of investments that have further strengthened FILTEC’s foundations, and laid a path to an even brighter future.

With new offices in Thailand and Shanghai, and new technology breaking into the market, we are evolving our brand and  inspection industry.

Our History

Over half a century of innovation driven by quailty and service.

  • 1958FILTEC founded by Fred Calhoun.
  • 1959First patent filed for the Empty Bottle Inspector – automated inspection is born.
  • 1960s
    • First optical fill level sent to market
    • First infrared inspection technology sent to market
    • Initial rejection systems developed


  • Signature gamma fill level machine launch – would go on to sell tens of thousands of units around the globe and set the standard for full bottle inspection for decades
  • First case inspector developed
  • Signature starwheel design pioneered for Empty Bottle Inspector


  • First microprocessor-based imaging system launched for Finish inspection
  • First generation Omnivision sent to market
  • Brightfield for cellophane detection pioneered
  • First to market with full 360 degree inspection technology
  • First to market with pressure detection acoustic technology


  • Dual diverter rejection system developed for multi-lane sorting and rejection
  • Filler management system pioneered for advanced line analytics
  • Laser coding product category launched
  • Proprietary multimedia processor card developed for high speed inspection


  • Spectrovision advanced vision inspection system sent to market
  • PET laser coding premiered
  • Twist thread inspection developed                 
  • Touch screen user interface launched