Hengst Filtration to acquire Brazil’s Linter Group

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Germany’s Hengst Filtration is acquiring Linter Group, a Brazilian company that manufactures air filters and air filtration equipment.

After signing the contract in São Paulo (left to right): Luiz Mirara (Managing Director Hengst Indústria de Filtros), Mitsue M Goya (Owner Linter Filtros Industriais), Christopher Heine (CEO Hengst SE), Ronald Wilhelm (Owner Linter Filtros Industriais), Marco Bertolin (CFO - Hengst Indústria de Filtros).
After signing the contract in São Paulo (left to right): Luiz Mirara (Managing Director Hengst Indústria de Filtros), Mitsue M Goya (Owner Linter Filtros Industriais), Christopher Heine (CEO Hengst SE), Ronald Wilhelm (Owner Linter Filtros Industriais), Marco Bertolin (CFO - Hengst Indústria de Filtros). - Image copyright Hengst Filtration.

São Paulo-headquartered Linter has been supplying the South American market with filtration solutions since 1995 and employs around 100 people. Linter products can be found in the food industry, in laboratory and pharmaceutical facilities and in commercial air conditioning and ventilation technology.

“With this acquisition, we not only underline our claim to leadership in industrial filtration, but can also further expand and strengthen our vision "purifying our planet" in the South American market with the filter applications of the Linter Group,” says Christopher Heine, CEO of Hengst SE. “Linter has impressed us with its strong growth in recent years and we are pleased to be able to acquire one of the three leading companies in the field of industrial air filtration in Brazil for the Hengst Group."

Hengst has been operating in Brazil for over 20 years with a sales office in São Paulo and a production site in Joinville.

The Linter acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter 2022. The owners will remain with the company after the sale and will closely accompany the integration of Linter into the Hengst Group.

Hengst continues to focus on growth and the expansion in filtration solutions for industrial and indoor air applications, having acquired Nordic Air Filtration in 2016, Delbag in 2018 and the hydraulic filtration business of Bosch Rexroth last year.