“We have been pleased to grow with our key customers and as a commitment to the filtration business we are expanding the operation," said said Gary Blevins, Ahlstrom vice president, Transportation Filtration.
 
"This is another important step in our global growth roadmap where we have strengthened our global platform in Europe, Asia, and now in South America. We will continue to keep our focus on our markets in all four geographies - enabling Ahlstrom to be a global supplier in the filtration market with a full offering of filter media,” added Blevins.
 
The investment in the Louveira facility will be completed in the first quarter of 2012.