Tetra Pak adds to filtration portfolio with US acquisition

Established in 1982, Filtration Engineering specialises in the design, construction and commissioning of membrane filtration systems used in milk, whey and specialised waste treatment systems. The privately-held company employs 39 people.

The acquisition brings together Filtration Engineering’s expertise in spiral membrane technology and Tetra Pak’s existing ceramic membrane systems portfolio.

“The acquisition of Filtration Engineering strengthens our portfolio of products, solutions and services for dairy and cheese applications as well as provides us with additional knowledge and competence,” said Tim High, executive vice president of Processing Systems at Tetra Pak.

“Adding Filtration Engineering’s technical expertise in membrane filtration and its US market leadership to our expertise in ceramic filtration and global market presence is a winning combination for Filtration Engineering, Tetra Pak and our customers around the world,” said High.

Filtration Engineering has worked with Tetra Pak on a number of projects in the US over the last 10 years.

Filtration Engineering will remain in its current location in Champlin, Minnesota and form a unit of Tetra Pak Cheese and Powder Systems Inc. Existing sales channels outside the US will be maintained in a number of markets, with further global coverage through Tetra Pak market operations.