This month marks ten years since Absolent Filtermist India PVT Ltd’s parent company Absolent Group AB acquired Filtermist International.
Already a market leader in oil mist filtration and exporting to over 50 countries worldwide, the backing of Absolent Group has enabled Filtermist to grow and expand at a phenomenal rate. The acquisition sparked a number of significant changes, including the appointment of James Stansfield as MD in 2012, relocation to a state-of-the-art, purpose-built HQ in Telford in 2015 and the registration of Absolent Filtermist India PVT Ltd in 2018.
Employees - Grown from 33 in 2010 to over 250 across the UK in 2020. In addition to its team in India, Filtermist also employs salespeople in Germany, China and Singapore.
Location – Now operating from six UK locations as well as offices in India, Shanghai and Singapore.
Acquisitions and growth – Filtermist started its own acquisition campaign in 2016. Over the last four years Filtermist has acquired ten companies in six deals, and now manufactures six other product brands from its UK locations. Three additional asset purchase agreements have also been completed in this time.
Investments – Significant investments in plant, facilities, technology and, most importantly, in upskilling its employees, means Filtermist has been able to secure contracts with large multi-national organisations operating in a range of industries including automotive, aerospace, food production, pharmaceuticals and woodworking.
Leaders in Industrial Clean Air – Filtermist, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, is a specialist manufacturer of oil mist control and extraction equipment. It has now expanded into other areas of industrial clean air in some global markets including Dust Extraction with its Dustcheck brand, Ducting with its FastClip brand, Spray Booth and Industrial Oven manufacture from its Gallito brand and Industrial Vacuums from the Kerstar brand.
Here’s to the next ten years!