Stoke based dust control specialist Dustcheck Limited has acquired the business assets of Glasgow firm Dust Control Solutions Ltd – a privately held company which manufactures and installs dust, fume, odour and pollution control systems for industry.
The move is designed to strengthen the service Dustcheck, and parent company Filtermist International, can offer to customers in Scotland as Filtermist Group CEO, James Stansfield, explains;
“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, Dust Control Solutions 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. Dust Control Solutions’ client base was a significant factor in the recent acquisition as Dustcheck Managing Director, Nigel Hubbard, explains, “Filtermist is traditionally associated with oil mist extraction in the metalworking industry, whilst Dustcheck works with customers in a range of sectors including food processing, construction, and plastics and rubber. There are significant synergies between Dust Control Solutions, Filtermist and Dustcheck and we are excited by the opportunities this deal will offer.”
Dustcheck, who is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year, was acquired by Filtermist in September last year. The Telford based company also operates projects division Multi Fan Systems which specialises in large-scale systems designed to remove a range of contaminants including Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), odours, fume and smoke from workplace air.
“The ‘Filtermist Group’ offers an all-encompassing air cleaning service,” continues James. “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.”