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Filtermist on acquisition trail

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 and installation division and the project department will transfer to Dustcheck alongside DCS founder Richard McAneney.

Dustcheck will also be recruiting an additional Glasgow-based salesperson to support the growth of all Filtermist Group brands north of the border. 

Filtermist Group CEO, James Stansfield, said: “This deal will be beneficial for customers of all companies; having a local presence will help us to grow our existing brands in Scotland, whilst 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, James said. 

“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 of 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."

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