Hengst Filtration acquires Canadian-American hydraulic filter specialist Main Filter


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

On the picture: David Young (VP Operations Main), Malte Röcke (Managing Director Global Hydraulics Hengst) AJ Bisceglia (General Manager Main)

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, Ontario, Canada, and Lincolnton, North Carolina, USA. 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 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 cleanrooms, 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 & 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.

Further information: hengst.com

Hengst: Leading in filtration
Hengst SE supplies products, systems and concepts for all aspects of filtration and fluid management – from development to high-tech production. The company is a development partner and OEM supplier for the international automotive and motor industry. State-of-the-art filtration concepts from Hengst are also used widely in many other everyday and not-so-everyday applications. The agricultural sector, the navy, and manufacturers of cleaning equipment and electric tools for private or professional use rely on custom-tailored solutions from Hengst. The company’s filter systems can be found in an ever-growing number of devices – from household vacuum cleaners to professional electric tools to modern robots. Customers around the world value the expertise, brand quality, service and customer orientation of Hengst.

Hengst SE
Nienkamp 55-85
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Hengst SE
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Schings Christoph
Phone : +49 (0)251 20 20 2-422
Fax : +49 (0)251 20 20 2-646


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