Stoke-on-Trent based dust removal expert Dustcheck Limited is delighted to announce that it has been acquired by industrial air filtration specialist Filtermist International, part of the Swedish Absolent Group.
Established in 1978, Dustcheck manufactures industrial dust collectors and industrial air filtration systems, as well as offering aftersales services including LEV (local exhaust ventilation) Testing.
The acquisition by Telford based Filtermist is designed to ensure Dustcheck retains the same ethos and values instilled in the company by previous owners Ed and Di Spires, as Ed explains;
â€œAs a family run business Dustcheck has played a significant role in both mine and my wife Diâ€™s lives. We have spent the last 39 years building the company into one of the UKâ€™s leading dust extraction providers and we are very proud of our achievements.
â€œWe 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 and a clear ambition to successfully extend its capabilities into removing a wide range of airborne contaminants in addition to oil mist.â€
Ed and Di Spires will be retiring from Dustcheck, whilst all other staff including the existing management team, will remain at the companyâ€™s Stoke office.
Filtermist International is currently enjoying record growth â€“ sales increased by 30% between 2015 and 2016 and acquisitions are a key factor in the companyâ€™s plans for the future.
Increasing capability in dust extraction is a natural progression for Filtermist â€“ the company has distributed dust extraction filters from sister firm Absolent AB since 2010.
Filtermist Managing Director James Stansfield comments,
â€œFiltermist is the UK market leader for oil mist extraction and began expanding its service proposition to include dust, fume and smoke when it became part of the Absolent Group in 2010.
â€œFiltermist has an extremely ambitious growth strategy and we are confident that this latest acquisition will play a key role in ensuring the company meets its targets.â€
When the opportunity to acquire Dustcheck arose, Filtermist quickly realised that it had the potential to fit extremely well with the companyâ€™s existing business.
â€œFinding a suitable business with a similar ethos to Filtermistâ€™s was very important,â€ continues James. â€œWhen we started looking at Dustcheck as a potential acquisition for Filtermist it became apparent that there are a number of synergies between the two companies.
â€œWe are both forward thinking UK manufacturers with more than 40 yearsâ€™ experience in our respective industries, we both offer a full turnkey service and we both recognise the value of offering extensive aftersales support. And, probably most importantly of all, both companies also place great value on recruiting and retaining the best people for the job.
â€œFiltermist is extremely excited by this deal and we are confident that it will result in continued growth for both companies.â€
Find out more about Filtermistâ€™s UK operation by visiting www.filtermist.co.uk