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Hengst Filtration expands reach with acquisition of hydraulic-filter expert Main Filter



Main Filter is a crucial piece of the puzzle for supplying customers in North America even faster and better

Sault Ste. Marie/Münster. Three years after acquiring the hydraulic-filter business of Bosch Rexroth, Hengst Filtration is further expanding its activities in this area. In this context, the German filtration specialist has taken over the North American hydraulic-filter manufacturer Main Filter. “We are working hard to be the most competent partner for our customers and to provide them with the best possible service. Main Filter is a crucial piece of the puzzle, especially in the North American market,” says Christopher Heine, CEO of Hengst Filtration.

Main Filter has been a respected manufacturer of hydraulic filters for more than 35 years and is based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Canada and Lincolnton, N.C., U.S.A. Main Filter has a wide range of products and is key to Hengst’s ability to supply local customers in North America through local production. In this way, Hengst Filtration ensures rapid availability of its products.

“We are getting two great plants and, above all, many highly motivated colleagues to join our hydraulics team,” says a delighted Malte Röcke. The Managing Director of Hengst’s hydraulic-filter business in Ketsch, Baden-Württemberg, Germany is now integrating Main Filter into the Hengst world together with Ulrich Eich, Group Vice President of Filtration for Industry and Environment.


“This is a win-win for the industry, and in particular, we are delighted to have partnered with Hengst, who will, as a filtration specialist, continue to provide great service and quality products for our clients. I’m confident that the culture and leadership of Hengst, aligned with our values and long-term aspirations, will be a great home to all of our employees.“ says Bill Horne, CEO of Main Filter.

The whole world of filtration
As a family-owned company with currently 3,500 employees at 23 locations, Hengst Filtration stands for innovative solutions in filtration and fluid management worldwide.

Our products contribute millions of times over to making the world a cleaner place. But we can do even better. We think filtration — in everything we do. We supply technologically leading filtration systems in the fields of plant and mechanical engineering, industrial filtration, hydraulics, life science and healthcare. Our customized solutions are used in medical clean rooms, air-conditioning systems, cleaning equipment, industrial plants, power tools and robots.

We are also a series supplier to the international vehicle and engine industry and a development partner for sustainable drive and mobility concepts.

Making our planet a purer place
Mobility, health, technology, environmental protection and sustainability: we work on the major issues of our time every day. And with the aim of making the planet a cleaner place. In this way, we make future-oriented technologies possible in all industries worldwide.

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