Clean air from just £0.26 per employee per day

May 12th, 2020 12:31 pm | by Admin

There’s not much you can buy for £0.26 these days, but it can buy you a breath of fresh air!
Leading industrial air cleaning specialist Filtermist Systems Ltd’s brand-new ATLAS service programme aims to make it as hassle free as possible for UK manufacturers to ensure their employees are breathing clean, safe air.

From as little as £0.26 per employee per day, based on a facility with 25 employees, with up to 10 Filtermist units requiring four site visits per year in a Bronze contract.

Filtermist can provide a bespoke service that includes routine and reactive maintenance, and thorough examination and testing (TExT) for Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) systems, so employers can be confident they’re protecting their workforce from hazardous airborne contaminants and operating in compliance with relevant HSE regulations including COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health).

COSHH regulations require all LEV systems to be thoroughly examined and tested by a competent person at least once every 14 months, sometimes as frequently as once every month depending on the nature of the application.

“The current situation resulting from COVID-19 means cashflow is even higher on the agenda for most businesses than usual,” comments UK LEV and Service sales manager, Carl Latham. “ATLAS is designed to make it more manageable for customers to ensure they’re ticking that all important box of protecting their people and remaining compliant with HSE and Environment Agency Regulations, whilst keeping an eye on the bottom line.”

Signing up to an ATLAS contract also means customers no longer have to remember to book regular services and LEV tests. This is all handled by Filtermist’s dedicated service team.

The ATLAS programme includes packages tailored for oil mist, dust, fume and spray LEV systems across three service levels: bronze, silver and gold, enabling customers to choose the best option for their specific requirements. Each level can be paid for annually, quarterly, or monthly under contracts with periods that vary between 12 and 36 months, depending on the customer’s requirements.

All packages include service visits, an annual LEV test, a dedicated account manager and a 24hour response time for all breakdowns. Silver and gold levels offer additional benefits including weekend callouts, breakdown voucher visits, and even filter consumables in some cases.

“The name ATLAS comprises the first letter of each word that this service includes: Agreement for TExT of LEV, Aftersales and Service, meaning support/prop,” continues Carl Latham. “This is particularly fitting, as this is exactly what the ATLAS service aims to do, support our customers to ensure they provide clean air for their workforce with no admin headaches.”

Full details including a breakdown of each service level can be found at https://www.filtermist.co.uk/filter-servicing-and-spares/.

 Established in Shropshire in 1969, Filtermist’s ethos is to protect people by ensuring cleaner, safer, more productive working environments. The company, part of the Swedish Absolent Group, provides an extensive range of products and services designed to ensure the air in production facilities is free from contaminants such as oil mist, oil smoke, dust, fume and VOCs. If left in the atmosphere airborne particles can be hazardous to health and can pose a fire and slip risk.

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, Filtermist offers a turnkey service that includes initial consultation and project planning, extraction system design, specification, equipment manufacture and supply, installation and commissioning.

Recent acquisitions mean the company is now responsible for a number of product brands in addition to Filtermist oil mist filters. These include Dustcheck process filters, venting filters and dust collectors, Gallito paint finishing solutions, FastClip ducting, XS Automation control panels and Ecogate energy saving technology.

Filtermist is also the UK distributor for sister company Absolent AB and offers comprehensive aftersales services including filtration consumables, COSHH compliant LEV testing, air monitoring and extraction system maintenance throughout the UK.

Filtermist International Ltd
Tel: 01952 290500
Email: sales@filtermist.com
www.filtermist.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filtermist International completes Kerstar Ltd purchase

July 19th, 2019 9:27 am | by Admin

Left to right: Andrey Starcevic, Kerstar; James Stansfield, Filtermist International; Tom Starcevic, Kerstar

 

Telford-based air extraction and filtration specialist Filtermist International Ltd has completed a deal to acquire industrial vacuum cleaner manufacturer Kerstar Ltd.

Established in 1960, Kerstar produces a range of cleaners, including ATEX-accredited machines for use in explosion risk environments, from its facility in Northampton, exporting to more than 19 countries worldwide through a network of approved distributors.

UK customers consist of resellers and end-users involved in food production, engineering, aerospace, power generation, local authorities and cleaning. It also provides a comprehensive aftersales service throughout the country, which has resulted in a loyal client base – an approach that perfectly aligns with Filtermist’s UK operation.

“The opportunity to add Kerstar to our portfolio offered a very interesting proposition for us,” comments Filtermist International CEO James Stansfield.

“Its products are used by a number of our existing customers in a range of industrial sectors so are a perfect addition to our offer. The firm also has a presence in some markets that we’re not currently active in, so offer a good opportunity to cross-sell expertise and services from our other business units.

“Kerstar already has established routes to global markets and we will be expanding this side of the business using our own channels and exporting experience.”

This is the third acquisition Filtermist has completed so far this year, previously acquiring the DCS Group of companies in January and recently announcing a deal to purchase the assets of Carter Environmental Engineers’ Air Services Division.

“Acquisitions play a key role in our wider group strategic growth plans,” continues James Stansfield. “This strategy is being rolled out worldwide. Filtermist is part of Absolent Group which recently announced two acquisitions of its own: Montreal-based fume extraction specialist Diversitech Inc and Jeven Global OY, a market leader in commercial kitchen ventilation based in Finland.

“Absolent Group has identified six air filtration ‘platforms’, which offer significant potential for growth and all acquisitions are designed to support our strategic objectives.”

Kerstar’s previous owners, Andrey and Tom Starcevic, will be on call for a period after the acquisition to assist with the handover and all other employees will be retained in their existing positions.

Tom Starcevic adds: “Kerstar has been a family firm for almost 60 years and, in that time, the business has grown significantly and achieved a huge amount. We are very pleased to have found a buyer that is willing to invest in the firm to ensure it continues to grow and we wish Filtermist every success in the future.”

For more about Kerstar, visit www.kerstar.co.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.

Absolent Group also includes Absolent AB, Avani Environmental International Inc., Bristol T&G International GmbH, Diversitech Inc., Dustcheck Ltd, Multi-Fan Systems Ltd, DCS Limited, Gallito Ltd, Cades Ltd, SMK AB and Ecogate Ltd in its portfolio. Services offered include oil mist, smoke and fume extraction, dust control, VOC abatement, production waste extraction and industrial ventilation.

Filtermist’s turnkey offering includes consultation, specification, design, equipment supply, installation, commissioning and an extensive aftersales service for standalone 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.

Filtermist International Ltd
Tel: 01952 290500
Email: sales@filtermist.com
www.filtermist.com