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Parker Hannifin to acquire Velcon Filters

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Velcon specialises in the manufacture of filtration equipment and replacement cartridges for aviation and industrial fuel and industrial process filtration applications.

Velcon's aviation division, through the Velcon and Warner Lewis brands, specialises in the filtration process for aviation fuel delivery, engineering and manufacturing products that filter, purify and remove water and contaminants from aviation fuel. Velcon’s process division, through its Twin Filter brand, engineers, manufactures and markets equipment and replacement cartridges for the oil, liquid and air filtration markets in Europe, Asia, North America and other international markets.

“This acquisition brings us a leadership position in aviation and industrial fuel filtration under the Velcon and Warner Lewis product brands, particularly for aviation fuel which requires specialist expertise and certifications,” said Peter Popoff, president of Parker Hannifin’s Filtration Group. “We are also strengthening our offering in process filtration markets such as oil and gas with the addition of the Twin Filter brand. We are excited about the opportunities to combine our strengths and extend our solutions to more customers, markets and geographies.”

“Under Sterling’s ownership, Velcon has seen a diversification of end-markets and geographies and has significant growth potential as part of Parker’s Filtration Group,”  said Greg Elliott, partner at The Sterling Group.