Manufacturer restructures UK business operations

Filtermist International Limited, which has a manufacturing site in Northampton, 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 expanded its product and service offering in dust extraction equipment, air filtration technology and the industrial vacuum cleaning products.

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.

The company celebrates 50 years in business in 2019.

“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 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.