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Timken acquires filter maker Des-Case

The Timken Company has acquired Des-Case Corp, a Nashville, Tennessee-based manufacturer of specialty filtration products for industrial lubricants.

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The acquisition adds filtration solutions to the bearing company’s Industrial Motion portfolio.

Des-Case’s products include breathers, filter elements, condition monitoring, lubrication storage and filter systems that are used throughout the entire lubricant lifecycle.

Founded in 1983, Des-Case employs approximately 120 people and operates manufacturing facilities in Tennessee and the Netherlands. The business’s revenue for the calendar year 2023 is expected to be around US$40 million.

"Des-Case is a technical leader in branded filtration solutions that sit adjacent to our automatic lubrication systems," said Christopher Coughlin, Timken executive vice president, president of Industrial Motion. "By adding new products that complement our existing portfolio, this acquisition provides strong synergy opportunities, including cross-selling and international expansion."

The vast majority of Des-Case products are consumables with a highly repetitive buying cycle that are sold through many of the same distributors that carry Timken's bearings and other products.