Freudenberg Filtration makes another US acquisition

BestAir residential air filters.
BestAir residential air filters.

Two months after acquiring Protect Plus Air Holding Inc, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies has bought the US air filter manufacturer RPS Products.

Headquartered in Hampshire, Illinois, RPS Products makes air filters that are used in heating and air conditioning systems in residential and office buildings. Founded in 1969, RPS Products employs more than 200 people and had 2020 revenue of around US$41 million.

RPS Products will be integrated into Freudenberg Filtration Technologies LP. While RPS Products will now operate under the Freudenberg Filtration Technologies name, its well-established BestAir brand will continue.

“With its BestAir brand, RPS Products enjoys a high degree of trust among consumers, and its products and customers make it an outstanding complement to Protect Plus Air. With these two purchases, we are committing ourselves to an attractive market with good opportunities for growth in the United States,” said Dr Andreas Kreuter, CEO of Freudenberg Filtration Technologies.

“With these two acquisitions, we are expanding our business in North America while investing in a new business field, filter solutions for retail and office buildings,” said Dr Mohsen Sohi, CEO of the Freudenberg Group.