Left to right: Jens Röttgering (owner and chairman of Hengst SE), Manfred Sauer-Kunze (MD, Delbag) and Christopher Heine (CEO, Hengst SE).
Left to right: Jens Röttgering (owner and chairman of Hengst SE), Manfred Sauer-Kunze (MD, Delbag) and Christopher Heine (CEO, Hengst SE).

Hengst has acquired the German air filtration company Delbag from the FläktGroup.

Founded in 1909 as Deutsche Luftfilter-Baugesellschaft, Delbag engineers, manufactures and markets air filters and air filtration systems for use in commercial, industrial and residential applications.

Delbag is headquartered in Herne (Westphalia) and employs nearly 150 people in Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Austria. In 2017, the company had sales of €30 million.

Post-merger integration activities are already underway.

“To us, adding the high-efficiency filtrations solutions made by DELBAG is the logical next step in expanding our activities in the air filtration business,” said Christopher Heine, CEO of Hengst SE. “We are exhilarated that this acquisition lets us fortify the market position Hengst holds as the leading supplier of filtration solutions and welcome our new co-workers to the Hengst family with open arms.”