The AJR Group is a second-generation family owned manufacturing platform, started in 1997 and based in St. Charles and West Chicago, IL (adjacent western suburbs of Chicago.)

The company has experienced rapid growth in successive years and continues to expand its production capabilities. The company employs over 800 people and runs two production shifts, six days a week, to meet the ever-evolving needs of its customers.

One of the foundational elements of the company’s culture is built around lasting relationships. Most of our customers have been with the company since its inception. We strive to exceed expectations, be relentlessly responsive, highly competitive with our pricing and nothing short of industry best with our production quality and lead-time.

AJR Group owners L to R:
JOHN RUKEL, Chief Operations Officer
ANGELO RUKEL, Chief Administrative Officer


Our commitment to excellence is evidenced by our quality management system and continuous operational improvement and we pride ourselves on treating our customers not just as clients but as “valued partners.” Their future success becomes our future success. The company operates four business units serving distinctly different markets: industrial filtration, the medical device community, and the consumer products space.

In 2020 our filtration businesses including AJR Filtration and Delta Pure Filtration operations expanded with the opening of a new 150,000 sq. ft. filtration headquarters in West Chicago, IL. All other divisions are supported via the St. Charles, IL state-of-the-art 180,000 sq. foot ISO 13485:2016 certified manufacturing plant inaugurated in 2016. Operational core competencies include: industrial cutting and sewing, pleating, screen printing, welding, foam fabrication and more. Our engineering and quality teams help concept and refine products often in conjunction with our customers’ product development teams.

For more information on how the AJR Group can help speed up your production time, advance your supply chain, create private label programs, better manage your inventory flows or simply drive cost savings through your product line – Call us today at 630.377.8886.