About FMP

Our Satisfaction Guarantee

If you are not completely satisfied with an item for any reason, simply call us within 60 days of the invoice date. We will issue a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number, and you can return the item for credit. There will be no restocking charge on any stock item returned within the 60 day limit. In some cases, non-stock items will be subject to a restocking charge or may not be returnable. Custom made items are not returnable.

We stand behind the warranties of our suppliers and will repair or replace any defective merchandise in accordance with its warranty. Occasionally, we will ask you to return the product directly to the manufacturer, which will allow us to expedite the process. No claims can be made for labor or shipping costs unless they are specified in the manufacturer's warranty.

Please remember, all returns are subject to our thorough inspection. In order to receive credit, the returned item must be in complete, new, and resalable condition unless the product is determined to be defective.

You Talk, We Listen

We value your opinion. It is the foundation of our business. If you ever have any questions, concerns, or feedback, please call us. Our staff and management are prepared to listen to you at any time. We want your relationship with FMP to be as easy and profitable for you as possible.

Quality Products

Please Note: replacement parts shown on this site are not necessarily purchased from the original equipment manufacturer. Franklin Machine Products believes all its parts to be well suited for use as replacements for the identified OEM parts. When installed properly, each replacement part should perform at least as well as the product part it replaces.

The use of manufacturers' numbers are for reference purposes only. They do not imply that an item was purchased from or made for a specific manufacturer.

FMP will be attending the following events in 2017:

  • June 19 – 20 - ExpoRestaurantes 2017, Mexico City, Mexico
  • August 25 - TriMark Marlin Golf Outing & Vendor Night, Schaumburg, IL
  • October 8 – 10 - CPG/XYZ Dealer Exchange, Grapevine, TX
  • October 8 – 12 - PRIDE Fall Conference, Las Vegas, NV
  • October 11 – 14 - SEFA National Sales Conference, Jacksonville, FL
  • November 12 – 18 - ISE Annual Stockholders Meeting & Sales Seminars, Carlsbad, CA
  • November 15 – 18 - NAFED Vendor/Principal Conference, Anaheim, CA

Office Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm ET

NJ Counter Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ET

NV Counter Hours (will call only):

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm PT

Contact FMP:

  • US customers use:
  • Phone: 609-267-3700
  • Toll Free: 800-257-7737
  • Toll Free Fax: 800-255-9866
  • Email Orders: sales@fmponline.com

FMP will be closed on the following dates in 2017:

  • January 2 – New Year's Day
  • May 29 – Memorial Day
  • July 4 – Independence Day
  • September 4 – Labor Day
  • November 23 – Thanksgiving
  • November 24 – Black Friday
  • December 25 – Christmas

1918: FMP Founded

Bernard Lutsky New York Building

Franklin Machine Products, Inc. was founded in New York City by Bernard Lutsky as a small shop manufacturing specialty components for commercial coffee urns.

1920-1929: FMP Finds its Market

FMP's business grew and flourished primarily as a manufacturer of specialty plumbing fittings for the foodservice industry.

1930-1939: FMP Grows with Economic Recovery

FMP's beer faucet became an instant success with the repeal of prohibition. The company grew as restaurant construction increased due to the recovering economy.

1940-1949: FMP Goes to War

FMP's production was geared to government contracts during World War II. The primary contract was for an item known as the "Windlass." This was mounted on an aircraft and would allow a target to be reeled out 5,000 feet for other pilots to use for target practice.

Some post-war production included ventures such as tricycles and "Vet Dinette" - a forerunner to today's lunch truck.

1948: FMP Moves

In 1948, FMP moved to Trenton, New Jersey.

Trenton Building

1950-1959: FMP Innovates

FMP concentrated on product innovation. The period saw the birth of the Chinese range faucet and glass rinsers.

1960-1969: FMP Innovates

FMP concentrated on product innovation. The period saw the birth of the lever handle waste, dipperwells, and other specialty plumbing items.

1975: FMP Secures its Reputation

FMP became the first wholesale distributor of parts to the Foodservice Industry.

In 1975, FMP released the Foodservice Industry's most extensive parts and accessories catalog.

1978: FMP Moves to Cherry Hill

In 1978, FMP moved to Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

1985: FMP Moves to Marlton

In 1985, FMP moved to facilities in Marlton, New Jersey.

Marlton Building

1993: FMP Sells the Accusharp®

In 1993, FMP started selling the Accusharp® Knife Sharpener. This product quickly became one of the company's top selling items.

1994: FMP Expands West / Introduces the 4-In-1™ Digital Timer

Las Vegas DC

In 1994, FMP's West Coast distribution center opened in Las Vegas, Nevada.


4-In-1 Timer

The year also saw the introduction of the industry's first portable, multi-countdown timer: the FMP 4-In-1 Digital Timer. It didn't take long for this timer to become a staple in the industry and FMP's number one selling item. Due to the timer's distinctive shape and oversized display, it can often be seen on the Food Network, and was a prominent fixture on Top Chef Season 1, Man v. Food, and Breaking Bad.

1998: FMP Goes Online

In 1998, FMP launched FMPOnline.com, the industry's first kitchen parts website. The website gave customers a new way to interact with FMP.

2001: FMP Online Catalog

In 2001, FMP expanded its presence on the web with the company's new online catalog. For the first time customers could order FMP parts over the internet.

2002: FMP Baffle Boss®

In 2002, the Baffle Boss® was created, bringing a safer method of hood filter extraction to the industry.

2003: FMP Moves to Lumberton

Lumberton, Company HQ

In 2003, FMP moved into its newly constructed world headquarters in Lumberton, New Jersey.

2007: FMP Franklin Filter / 8-in-1 Timer

Franklin Filter

The year 2007 saw the introduction of two exciting new products.

The Franklin Filter® offered a hinged baffle filter at the right price for the industry.


8-In-1 Timer

Capitalizing on the popularity of the 4-in-1 Timer, FMP developed the new 8-in-1 Timer which featured 8 timing channels and the ability to label each item being timed.

2011: FMP Franklin Filter Plus® / Basket Border

In 2011 FMP introduced a high efficiency version of the Franklin Filter® featuring baffle channel screens for maximum grease extraction.


In 2011 FMP also introduced the Basket Border, a fry basket divider. The Basket Border, a leap forward in small batch frying and cost savings, allowed the customer to convert most standard fry baskets into a divided basket and back.


2012: FMP Expands Facilities

FMP added a 40,000 square foot warehouse addition increasing our total facilities space to over 160,000 square feet.


2014: The Strainer Boss™

FMP introduced The Strainer Boss, a stabilizing cradle for china cap strainers and more. This unique accessory securely holds straining tools so they don't shift while in use. Providing a hands-free operation means more control while increasing safety and efficiency.


2015: The Gasket Boss™

In 2015, FMP introduced the Gasket Boss. Perfect for installing gaskets faster while reducing thumb fatigue, the Gasket Boss is the winner of the 2015 FER Smallwares Award.


2016: The Universal Griddle Rail

At the 2016 NRA Show in Chicago, FMP introduced our Universal Griddle Rail. Designed to maximize griddle workspace and fit most griddle manufacturers and models, it was an instant hit. In fact, it is the 2016 FER Smallwares Award Winner.

FMP cannot currently predict the future and reserves the right to update this section once it becomes the past.