About Us



Les Hall was a Canadian Navy engineer who knew his way around a marine engine room.

Les was also an entrepreneur, and upon his retirement from the Navy in 1959, he used his knowledge of marine engines to procure and sell a range of industrial products to commercial marine vessel operators.

Les could be seen regularly walking the Vancouver docks with his assortment of hoses, belts, plastic tubing, zinc anodes, Davidson batteries, hand cleaner and even portable barbeques!

It wasn’t until the mid 60’s that Les elected to focus exclusively on filtration.

As the business grew, Les hired more employees and began stocking and selling larger pieces of industrial filtration equipment.  The product line grew to include an assortment of engine and hydraulic filters. By 1969, Les Hall Filter had the largest inventory of industrial filters and filtration equipment in Western Canada. The company’s reputation for customer service excellence led to new customers in the construction, forestry and mining markets.

Les Hall unexpectedly passed from a heart attack in 1971, but it wasn’t before planting a firm footing as BC’s leading filtration supplier. His widow sold the business to a new generation of entrepreneurs, and the business continued to grow through the decades. Today, Les Hall Filter is proudly owned and operated as a privately held company in BC.



In addition to the largest inventory of filters and filtration equipment, we offer a variety of services to simplify the procurement process for our customers.

  • Knowledge: Our technical sales team has a combined 80+ years of filtration experience and our database includes 500,000 parts.  We Know Filters!
  • Vendor ConsolidationWith the largest inventory and the widest range of filters and equipment in Western Canada, we can drastically reduce delivery time and eliminate vendors by supplying all your filtration needs.
  • Fleet Surveys: Our staff regularly surveys industrial equipment to identify, record, stock and supply all required filtration products. Our filter surveys provide an easy reference to help determine which filters you require on an on-going basis, organized according to each piece of equipment in your fleet or facility.
  • Custom Kits and Order Forms: Assembled using the information from our filter surveys, we create customized ‘kits’ and order sheets for specific service intervals or a piece of equipment. All you need to do is tell us which service kit you require, or which piece of equipment you are maintaining, and we will provide all parts in a convenient package.
  • Custom Packaging:  We understand how many unique parts our customers require, and our custom packaging can be labelled and shipped according to your unique requirements. This can greatly reduce shrinkage and simply your receiving process.
  • Customer Inventory Management: Our staff regularly reviews and re-stocks inventory levels at the location of our customers, ensuring that when you need a filter, it’s on your shelf.
  • Direct Account Management: We assign each of our customers to one of our professional technical sales people, ensuring that you have a knowledgeable, accessible point-of-contact at our company. It’s the only way we can be sure that we maintain the service level on which our customers have come to rely.  All our technical sales representatives have a minimum 16 years of experience working at Les Hall Filter.
  • Guaranteed Inventory: We regularly quarantine inventory for specific customers. If there’s a part that you can’t live without, tell us, and we will keep it in stock…guaranteed.
  • Custom Part Numbers: Les Hall sells to a variety of industrial supply houses, auto shops and marine shops. In many cases, we create custom part numbers with your company name to remind your customers where they can get their replacement parts.
  • Customized Reporting & Billing: Every company has unique reporting and invoicing requirements, and our systems have been built to accommodate difficult and customized requests.
  • Diverse Customer Base: Chances are, with our large and diverse customer base, we likely deal with an operation like your and already have an understanding of your filtration needs.  This experience can lead to more economical and/or efficient filtration methods for your company.
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