Filtermist International announces business restructure to deliver single source ‘clean air’ solution to customers
Filtermist International Limited has restructured its UK business operations to ensure it
delivers a single-source solution for customers looking for cleaner, safer and more
productive work environments.
The industrial air filtration specialist has completed a number of acquisitions over the past
three years, which have significantly expanded its product and service offering in dust
extraction equipment, air filtration technology and the latest industrial vacuum cleaning
In order to strengthen its market position and improve the ‘turnkey’ customer experience, it
will merge the current eight businesses into just two – Filtermist International and Filtermist
Systems, operating and manufacturing from sites in Telford, Northampton, Wetherby,
Dewsbury and Glasgow.
In addition to Filtermist oil filters, the company is also responsible for manufacturing a range
of product brands, all of which are being retained. These include Dustcheck, Ecogate, Fastclip, Gallito, Kerstar and XS Automation.
“This change is part of a strategic, long-term plan we’ve developed to help us grow globally,”
explained CEO, James Stansfield.
“We are not losing any product brands, merely reorganising how we operate to ensure our
customers continue to benefit from the best service possible.
“As well as increasing our product portfolio through the brands we have acquired, we have
also increased our headcount by more than 300%, giving us a substantial nationwide
presence. We wanted to capitalise on this by ensuring our customers can easily access the
best knowledge and the best skills that suit their specific requirements.
“We have streamlined our operating companies from eight to two – Filtermist International
Limited, which will be responsible for manufacturing all of our branded products and
Filtermist Systems Limited, which will handle the sales of our products to UK customers.
“There has been a major increase in demand for turnkey solutions, where customers can go
to one organisation and have all of their requirements met to a high standard. This is exactly
what we are doing with this approach – we are a single source solutions provider for clean air
in industrial workplaces.”
Filtermist International Limited, which celebrates 50 years in business in 2019, has recently
invested in a new 30,000 sq ft central distribution and assembly facility, just a few minutes’
walk away from its purpose-built Headquarters on the T54 Business Park in Telford.
This will enhance stock control and improve delivery lead times even further, as well as
freeing up additional capacity to increase the company’s metal fabrication footprint.
The restructuring will also improve group synergies across all of the brands, making the
sales and accounts functions far more efficient and delivering even better customer service
and product development opportunities for clients.
It will give the business a strong platform to scale globally, both through organic growth and
further, strategic acquisitions.
James concluded: “Filtermist oil mist collectors are very well known in the UK metalworking
sector, but the company has expanded so quickly in recent years that our customers may
not be fully aware of everything else we now offer. By bringing all of our brands under one
umbrella, our sales team can now offer all of our products to all customers, providing a full
turnkey solution for ‘clean air’ requirements.”
Filtermist is part of the Swedish company Absolent Group, which operates globally through
subsidiary companies manufacturing products for collecting oil mist, oil smoke and dust
within almost all industrial sectors.
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