Filtermist buys Carter air services arm


11 June 2019
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Andy Bews of Carter Environmental Engineers, left, with James Stansfield of Filtermist
Telford-based industrial air filtration specialist Filtermist International has completed a deal to purchase the assets of Carter Environmental Engineers' air services division.
The acquisition includes the rights to manufacture the Carter range of dust extraction equipment, which consists of dry dust filters, booths and benches and wet collectors.
“Dust extraction is a huge growth area for our business,” said James Stansfield, CEO of Filtermist International. "We acquired Dustcheck in 2017 for its expertise in manufacturing process and venting filters used in a variety of industries and this capability adds to three other companies we own that all offer a full turnkey dust extraction systems service.
“Carter wet collectors are well known within the sector and we are confident that they will perfectly complement our existing product range. Our systems companies - Cades, DCS and Multi-Fan Systems - currently source wet collectors from external suppliers, so having this resource in-house will significantly bolster our offering to customers.

“The Carter range of wet collectors, which include ATEX rated models for use in potentially explosive applications, will be rebadged as the Dustcheck CycloVent, Dustcheck NonFlam, Dustcheck-Midac and Dustcheck Auto Sludge.
“The design and technology behind the products will remain exactly as they are now…it will literally just be the product names that change. All details will be added to Dustcheck’s website over the next few weeks.”

Carter Environmental Engineers managing director Andy Bews said: “Carter Thermal Industries has been involved in air movement and filtration for over 100 years with a particular strength in designing and building wet collectors to collect harmful dust and/or particles.
“The company is currently consolidating manufacturing operations to one site in Birmingham, which would have resulted in production being interrupted whilst plant was transferred.
“When Filtermist indicated an interest in acquiring this arm of Carter Environmental Engineers, it enabled the company to sell to a fellow Midlands manufacturer with an excellent reputation in this field of engineering. Whilst sad to see this product line no longer in the Carter Group, it allows us to concentrate on other areas. This is seen as a win/win for both parties and we wish Filtermist every success in the future.”
Filtermist International is part of the Swedish Absolent Group which also owns Absolent AB, Avani Environmental and German company Bristol T&G International.
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