Swedish clean air solutions manufacturer, Camfil AB today announced the acquisition of Airepure, Australia.

“This acquisition will help strengthen Camfil’s position as a global leader in air filtration, offering innovative clean air solutions which will benefit our customers across the industry in Australia and New Zealand,” Camfil said in a statement.

“Airepure’s addition to the Camfil Group will create a solid foundation for further growth in Australia and serve our customers with world class filtration solutions.”

Camfil Group Asia Pacific president, Alan O’Connell, said Airepure has a strong offering to customers and is a well-run operation with strong capabilities in key areas like testing services, R&D, engineering and customer service.

“We look forward to joining forces with their team of talented and competent people” he said.

Airepure Australia holds a robust position in the local air filtration industry providing a broad range of solutions from basic HVAC filtration to high end HEPA/ULPA filtration and airborne containment technologies along with NATA testing services.

Airepure was part of Elta Group, UK since 2011 and works with the same principles of enhancing life through air.

Airepure has offices in all the major cities in Australia including Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart with over 70 employees working in the Melbourne headquarters. 

Airepure CEO, Roger Van Oosten, welcomed the acquisition and said it was an opportunity to combine the best of Airepure and Camfil’s people, products and custom engineered solutions to provide quality, purpose built clean air solutions for the Australian market. 

“Both businesses complement each other, and we look forward to embracing the wealth of opportunity ahead,” Van Oosten said.

Market analysts are projecting an increase in indoor air pollution levels and rising cases of health issues related to airborne allergens across Australia.

The Commonwealth Scientific Research Organization (CSIRO) estimates that the cost of poor indoor air quality in Australia may be as high as $12 billion per year.

Together, Airepure and Camfil will continue to provide its solution to specialized applications with need for superior HVAC filtration, molecular contamination and air pollution control solutions that contribute in improving worker and equipment productivity, benefits human health and environment and minimizes energy consumption, Camfi said.

Financial details were not disclosed.

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