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Axel Johnson buys Norwegian filter distributor

Axel Johnson International’s Driveline Solutions business has entered the Norwegian filter market with the acquisition of DP Filter AS, a distributor of filters for industrial, marine and mobile applications.

Marine filters from DP Filter.
Marine filters from DP Filter.

Founded in 1953, DP Filter is located in Haugesund on the Norwegian west coast. The company also provides technical support services for a broad range of filter applications.

“The acquisition of DP Filter is well-aligned with our business group strategy of geographical expansion,” said Jan Brattberg, managing director, Driveline Solutions. “DP Filter has a strong position in the Norwegian filter market and their offering is a great complement to the group’s existing product offering in the Norwegian market.”

“Being part of a large group will help us continue to grow and strengthen our position in the market," said Finn Nistad, majority owner and chairman of DP Filter AS.