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Hengst acquires Danish filter manufacturer

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Hengst will acquire all shares of the Danish filtration specialist Nordic Air Filtration.

Nordic Air is a market leader in high-quality solutions for industrial air filtration and supplies dealers and OEMs worldwide. The company has three locations in Denmark and in the United Arab Emirates and employs around 100 staff who generate annual sales of over €15 million. Nordic Air Filtration has a very large portfolio of around 4000 different filter products and more than 20 different filter media for gas turbines and industrial applications.

The acquisition is part of the growth strategy of the Münster- based filtration expert Hengst. “Nordic Air Filtration's entire product portfolio is an excellent complement to our current expertise in the field of industrial filtration. Our goal is to expand our activities in the non-automotive market further and to transfer our competence and technology as a partner in the automotive industry to filtration applications in these related segments,” says owner Jens Röttgering. “Nordic Air has a very attractive product portfolio and decades of experience in high- quality production of industrial filters – and the acquisition of Nordic Air and its integration into the Hengst Group will offer our customers great added value,” continued Röttgering.

Hengst welcomes the many new employees who will be joining the company with the acquisition of Nordic Air. André Radley Grundahl, who was formerly Managing Director of Nordic Air, will continue to oversee business operations. “2016 will be an exciting year for us. Nordic Air is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding and we will be taking the next step in our business development as a member of the Hengst Group,” said Grundahl.

Hengst and Nordic Air are synonymous with professional industrial filtration solutions that are environmentally-friendly and increase the service life of industrial machines.

Close cooperation with international customers is the foundation for the quality and durability of the products. The modular filter cartridge system, for example, provides the right filter media and designs for any extraction system, including for abrasive, toxic and explosive dust. Customers can also take advantage of custom filter solutions and on-site technical support – including for gas turbine intake filters in all operatingenvironments.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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