Filtration giants moves to increase presence in North American market
Filtration specialist MANN+HUMMEL says it has completed the acquisition of Canadian rival Hardy Filtration.
According to a statement, the purchase will expand the global footprint and manufacturing capabilities of Tri-Dim Filter Corporation business, a firm the family-owned company acquired in 2018.
Headquartered in Trois Rivières, Quebec, Hardy Filtration has manufactured dust collectors, compressed air treatment systems and residential filters for more than 25 years and further expands MANN+HUMMEL’s offering in innovative air filtration solutions, the new owner added.
“We are committed to expanding in the air and water filtration industries, and we are excited to announce the addition of the Hardy team less than a year after the successful addition of Tri-Dim Filter Corporation to our group,” said Sean Cromie, general manager, Life Sciences & Environment business unit, MANN+HUMMEL.
“After the Tri-Dim acquisition in summer 2018, a subsequent acquisition of Hardy made perfect sense to increase our ability to satisfy and grow our Canadian customer base.”
Werner Lieberherr, CEO, MANN+HUMMEL added that the merger with Tri-Dim Canada provides expanded market share and opportunities to grow the combined businesses throughout Canada.“
“Localised production and a committed sales team are key enablers to meet market needs and foster further growth in Canada,” he commented.
“We are very excited with the Hardy acquisition to be able to announce this new center of Canadian manufacturing operations in Quebec and look forward to enabling our combined teams to succeed together. We consider French speaking Canada an especially important area for further growth and can now ensure it gets the dedicated focus it needs.”
The acquisition of Hardy expands Tri-Dim´s portfolio and production footprint in Canada, providing increased growth opportunities for the MANN+HUMMEL Group. Hardy will continue to operate through its Trois Rivières headquarters with Geneviève Hardy & Luc Girard as part of the Management team.