Bilfinger to acquire Johnson Screens

Johnson Screens, which is based in New Brighton, Minnesota, manufactures mechanical components for the separation of solids from liquids and gases and provides associated services. The company’s products are used for drinking water extraction in the oil & gas industry and for wastewater treatment and resource reclamation in other industrial sectors.

Founded in 1904, Johnson Screens has annual revenues of about €160 million and employs 1200 people at facilities in North and South America, Australia, Asia, Europe and Africa. The company’s most important markets are North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

The acquisition of Johnson Screens will double Bilfinger’s output volume in the water and wastewater sector to more than €300 million. In buying Johnson Screens, Bilfinger is continuing its growth strategy in water and wastewater technology, having acquired Italian chamber filter press manufacturer Diemme in autumn 2011.