Acquisition announcement for Ecogate Limited

Industrial air filtration and extraction specialist Filtermist International is delighted to announce that it has successfully completed the acquisition of the Yorkshire based DCS Group of Companies which owns Ecogate.

This is the largest acquisition to date for Filtermist which is based in Telford, Shropshire and part of the Swedish Absolent Group. Previous acquisitions include customised air movement and air pollution control systems specialist Multi-Fan Systems in 2016 and dust filtration systems manufacturer Dustcheck Ltd in 2017.


Pictured left-right: Chris Oldfield, DCS Group; James Stansfield, Filtermist International CEO; Phillip Oldfield, DCS Group and Ian Woodward, Filtermist Director of Group UK Sales

“This latest deal is designed to significantly enhance Absolent Group’s presence in the dust and fume extraction market,” comments Filtermist International CEO, James Stansfield. “We have extremely ambitious targets over the next five years and increasing our presence in all of our market sectors is a key strategic objective. We will be combining the strengths of all Filtermist International companies to offer all of our customers a complete solution for air extraction and filtration.

“From initial recommendations and project management services, to equipment manufacture and supply, installation, commissioning and after-sales support – we offer a full turn-key service for customers that need to ensure the air is free from a wide range of contaminants.

“Traditionally Filtermist has been known for its oil mist extraction capabilities – the acquisitions we have made so far mean that as a company we are now able to offer dust and fume extraction, VOC abatement, odour control, solvent recovery, industrial ventilation and more.”

This deal will not affect Ecogate customers – there will be no change to personnel, services, suppliers and contracts, other than the fact that the previous company owners Phillip and Chris Oldfield will no longer be part of the business. The senior management team will remain in their current roles.


In addition to Filtermist, Dustcheck and Multi-Fan Systems, the Absolent Group also includes Absolent AB, Avani Environmental International Inc., and Bristol T&G International GmbH in its portfolio.

In the UK, project teams comprising individuals from all Absolent Group companies work together to offer a single source solution for customers looking to benefit from cleaner, safer and more productive working environments.

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