Halifax filter firm celebrates 30 years

Tony and Richard Dubaj at Northern Filter Supplies, Pear Street, Halifax.
Tony and Richard Dubaj at Northern Filter Supplies, Pear Street, Halifax.

A family-run business has celebrated its 30th anniversay and is looking to the future headed by a new generation.

Tony Dubaj started Northern Filter Supplies in 1982 selling filters directly to customers across Yorkshire.

The company, based at Pear Street, Halifax, specialises in the heavy duty commercial, plant, agriculture, forklift, marine and van filter markets.

Originally, it was a case of driving around using telephone directories to find customers.

“It was a challenging time and after 30 years it is nice to see some of our customers are still around.” said Tony.

His son, Richard, joined the business five years ago.

And, while Tony is still working, his son is looking to drive the business forward for the next 30 years and boosting the customer base which ranges from the self-employed to local authorities, and truck fleets.

The telephone and fax are still busy but more people are using social media.

“Richard came into the business and is helping develop the company using more modern techniques,” said Tony.

The business has also extended its range of products on its website www.northernfilters.co.uk.