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Freudenberg makes filtration acquisition in India

April 5, 2012

Freudenberg Filtration Technologies India acquired the business of Pyramid Filters, effective earlier this month. Based in Pune, India, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies India provides high-efficient industrial and automotive filter elements and systems, as well as globally patented system solutions for capacity and efficiency enhancement in gas turbines and compressors. Pyramid Filters develops and produces air filter elements and systems for cleanroom applications in the pharmaceutical, medical, food and chemical industries. In 2010, Pyramid Filters generated sales of several million Euros.

“Founded in 1998, Pyramid Filters enjoys an excellent reputation in India, thanks to a comprehensive HEPA filter range and renowned services,” says Andreas Kreuter, managing director of the global Freudenberg Filtration Technologies Group. “Based on Pyramid’s strong market position, we will be able to add new products to our already broad portfolio and offer our customers further services.”

Kirti Kelkar, founder and director of Pyramid Filters India Pvt., comments, “We are glad to have found in Freudenberg Filtration Technologies a partner with whom we can jointly develop world class cleanroom filtration solutions. Our existing customers will benefit from Freudenberg Filtration Technologies’ expertise in application engineering and their position as one of the global technological leaders in filtration.”

Along with Freudenberg Filtration Technologies’ regional business director Gnanasekharan Ramesh and managing director Rakesh Nathwani, Dr. Kelkar will join the management team of Freudenberg Filtration Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., and will continue to be responsible for the cleanroom division. “Together, we look forward to providing value to our customers through the combined global and local expertise offered by the new team,” Ramesh concludes.

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