Acquisition of Dust Control Solutions completes fifth Filtermist deal
Filtermist UK sales manager Matthew Pearson (far right), responsible for Filtermist’s UK wide service team, pictured with Dust Control Solutions engineers
and project manager David Henderson.
Telford-based air extraction and filtration specialist Filtermist International has finalised a deal to acquire the business assets of Glasgow firm Dust Control Solutions Ltd (DCS), a privately held company which manufactures and installs dust, fume, odour and pollution control systems for industry.
This acquisition will be Filtermist’s fifth purchase in two years, having previously acquired Filtertech, Multi Fan Systems, Dustcheck and Modus Air.
Dust Control employees will be retained within Filtermist companies to strengthen the group’s service offering for customers in Scotland. The company’s engineers will join Filtermist’s UK wide Service & Installation Division, while the Project Department will transfer to Dustcheck alongside DCS founder Richard McAneney. Dustcheck will also be recruiting an additional Glasgow-based sales person to support the growth of all Filtermist Group brands north of the border.
Filtermist Group CEO, James Stansfield comments: “This deal will be beneficial for customers of all companies. Having a local presence will help us to grow our existing brands in Scotland, while Dust Control customers will benefit from our extensive resources and wide-ranging expertise in all aspects of industrial air extraction and filtration.”
Founded in 2002, DCS has established supply partnerships with a number of European manufacturers including Aagaard which is a part of the OBEL-P group based in Denmark and Belgian firm Formula Air which specialises in high quality galvanised and welded mild steel piping.
The company works with customers in a range of industries including woodworking, distilling, and oil and gas, and has delivered a number of projects for local authorities. DCS’s client base was a significant factor in the recent acquisition, as James Stansfield explains: “Filtermist is traditionally associated with oil mist extraction in the metalworking industry. The acquisitions of Multi Fan Systems and Dustcheck opened doors into a number of new industries for us including food processing, construction, and packaging and converting. This latest deal will strengthen our proposition across all our key target markets.
“The ‘Filtermist Group’ offers an all-encompassing air cleaning service. From consultation and extraction system recommendations, to design, specification, supply, installation and aftersales services, we have the capability to effectively remove all types of airborne contaminants for customers throughout the length and breadth of the UK.”
Established in Shropshire in 1969, Filtermist’s ethos is to protect people by ensuring cleaner, safer, more productive workshops. The company, part of the Swedish Absolent Group, offers three main services: air extraction and filtration for all types of airborne contaminants, process fluid filtration and coolant control.
Filtermist is best known for manufacturing a range of compact, quiet and efficient oil mist filters which are trusted by world leading manufacturers in more than 60 countries. In the UK, as well as effectively removing oil mist from the air in industrial workshops, Filtermist also provides a comprehensive service for smoke, dust and fume removal and is the UK distributor for sister company Absolent AB.
Filtermist also owns two subsidiary companies – Dustcheck Limited and Multi Fan Systems Ltd.
Established in 1978, Stoke-based Dustcheck Limited is a leading UK manufacturer of dust control and air filtration systems.
Multi Fan Systems, which was founded in 2001, provides customised air movement, filtration and extraction systems for VOC abatement, centralised vacuuming and conveying, ventilation and cooling, and production waste and trim extraction.
Filtermist’s turnkey offering includes consultation, specification, design, equipment supply, installation, commissioning and an extensive aftersales service for stand-alone and centralised extraction systems. Dedicated teams of qualified engineers provide routine and reactive maintenance, LEV testing and air monitoring throughout the UK. Filtermist is accredited by SafeContractor for its high levels of health and safety.
Trading division Direct Filtration offers a wide range of filter consumables for use in process fluid filtration applications, as well as air filter media.