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The History of WASP

WASP is part of a group of companies, starting with Separ UK. Separ was established in 1989 and is a specialist fuel filtration supplier. The Separ Filter/Water Separator range covers diesel and petrol engine applications primarily in the marine markets

MLA Filtration Ltd joined the group in 2020, further expanding the WASP range into water, air, hydraulics, cabin, pollen and oil filtration.

All three companies are ISO9001:2015 registered with a reputation for quality products and great service. 

WASP's filtration division designs and manufactures fuel polishing systems for a wide range of markets, including data centers, hospitals, banking groups, tank farms, factories, and engine manufacturers. With a clear mission and vision, WASP looks to continue using the latest technology, innovation, and our expert team to design and manufacture more premium solutions.

 WASP CPS division, focusing on electrical switchgear and associated products and services joined the group in 2022


1989 Separ UK was launched

1993 Separ UK developed the business and started to look for new products that complemented the Separ range

1994 The company started selling Separ equipment to the off-road and plant markets.

1998 Separ UK attained the ISO 9001

1999 The WASP range of fuel strainers was launched.

2000 WASP was registered and trademarked as Separ UK’s own brand name. All newly built products were WASP branded.

2003 The innovative WASP W15 range was invented, designed and manufactured

2005 Separ UK took on the fuel polishing range and fuel polishing systems

2006 WASP developed the company further and started selling to building services, major airlines and major banking groups.

2007 Separ UK and WASP moved from Watford to larger premises in Kings Langley

2010 Separ UK celebrated its 21st Anniversary

2011 WASP PFS Ltd was launched, originally as a division of Separ to focus on inventing, designing, manufacturing and distributing fuel polishing systems and all WASP branded products

2012 The WASP website was re-launched and WASP PFS Ltd was setup as an independent company

2012 The Absolute Polishing system was invented

2013 WASP PFS expands with new departments and additional staff members

2016 Evergee become a distributor for WASP in Turkey

2017 H & N become a distributor for WASP PFS in Germany and Romania

2018 WASP and Separ UK become ISO 9001:2015 certified

2019 Rapid expansion across the UK and EU

2020 Cloud monitoring and remote access via the internet/4G network launched for the WASP PFS range of units.

2020 MLA Filtration Ltd (formally ML Automotive) join the group; allowing expansion into other non-fuel industries

2021 WASP relocate to new, larger premises in Hertfordshire.

2021 WASP extend into the USA with the opening of WASP Holdings Inc.

2021 WASP expands its range with sidestream filtration for industrial heating systems

2022 WASP CPS joins the group, providing low and medium voltage switchgear


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