Filtermist further strengthens its dust extraction

Posted on 08 Oct 2017 and read 327 times
Filtermist further strengthens its dust extractionTelford-based Filtermist International (www.filtermist.co.uk) has acquired Dustcheck Ltd in a deal worth £2.3 million.

Established in 1978, Dustcheck makes industrial dust collectors and industrial air filtration systems at its premises in Stoke-on-Trent.

The acquisition is designed to significantly strengthen Filtermist’s service offering in the UK’s dust extraction market, as part of its strategic growth plans.

Filtermist managing director James Stansfield said: “Filtermist is the market leader in the UK for oil mist extraction and began expanding its service proposition to include dust, fume and smoke when it became part of the Swedish Absolent Group in 2010.

The company’s capabilities increased again with the acquisition of Filtertech Ltd and Multi Fan Systems last year; the deal with Dustcheck will further strengthen our dust extraction offering — particularly in large centralised extraction systems.”

Filtermist International is currently enjoying record growth; the company’s sales increased by 30% between 2015 and 2016, and acquisitions are a key factor in its plans for the future.

“Finding a suitable business with a similar ethos to Filtermist’s was very important,” added Mr Stansfield. “When we started looking at Dustcheck as a potential acquisition, it became apparent that there were a number of synergies between the two companies.”

Ensuring the right fit was also a priority for Dustcheck’s founders, Ed and Di Spires.

Mr Spires said: “We have spent the last 39 years building the company into one of the UK’s leading dust extraction providers, and we wanted to be sure that whoever took Dustcheck on would continue to operate it in the same spirit that we have.

"We were delighted when Filtermist expressed an interest, as it has an excellent reputation in its field.”

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