AAF International completes Flanders acquisition

According to AAF International, the deal creates the largest air filter company of its type in the North American and global air filtration markets.

“Our new company, doing business as AAF Flanders, will offer the most complete spectrum of air filtration products, ranging from furnace filters for homes, all the way up to high-tech filtration housings used by the most sophisticated of manufacturing operations,” said Philip Whitaker, AAF International’s CEO.

“This acquisition, our third in the last year, represents just another step in our journey to get closer to our customers and to satisfy all of their air filtration needs. Although this is our largest deal by far, it certainly won't be our last. We are committed to becoming the clear leader in our industry, not just in North America but also globally,” added Whitaker.

Founded in 1950, Flanders designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes air filters and related products which are used by many industries, including commercial and residential heating, semiconductor manufacturing, ultra-pure materials, chemical, biological, radiological and material processing, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, synthetics, nuclear power and nuclear materials processing.

AAF International, based in Louisville, Kentucky, has more than 3000 employees, 22 manufacturing facilities, and five R&D centres worldwide. The company designs, develops and manufactures air filtration solutions for commercial, industrial, cleanroom, transportation, and nuclear power applications.