Jack Filter Entstaubungstechnik becomes BWF Envirotec, Austria

After nearly 50 years of partnership and close collaboration, the BWF Group is taking over a majority share in the dedusting technology sector of Jack Filter as of 1st May 2016.

Jack Filter Entstaubungstechnik has developed into the recognised leader on the Austrian market for filter bags in Austria since it was founded in 1947. BWF Envirotec with its head office in Offingen (Germany) is the leading international supplier in industrial dedusting, with its own production sites in the USA, China, India, Turkey, Russia and Italy in addition to an industrial network of partners.

BWF Envirotec is expanding its global presence with this merger and creating synergies for both partners in R&D, technology and sales. In taking this step, Jack Filter is emphasising its aspiration to play a leading role in the future too on the (increasingly globalised) Austrian market. Both partners can look back over collaboration characterised by mutual trust and respect that spans generations.

"We highly welcome this merger and are giving a clear signal to the market: proximity to the market and customers are essential aspects for us. In Jack, we have found a partner who like us, stands for innovative quality and economically viable solutions", in the words of Dr. Martin Dunkel, the BWF Envirotec Group Managing Director.

Alexander Gaggl, also the future Managing Director at BWF Envirotec, Austria, adds: "Both partners are family-owned businesses and attach importance to permanency. This applies equally to the business relationships with our customers and our employees on location. It is important for us to provide our team in Sattendorf a long-term perspective together with BWF Envirotec".

BWF Envirotec, Austria:
BWF Jack Filter Entstaubungstechnik GmbH
Sales- and manufacturing site in Sattendorf, Austria
Ossiachersee Straße 40 9520 Sattendorf, Austria
Telephone +43 4248 23200
info@bwf-envirotec.at, www.bwf-envirotec.at

Dr. Philipp von Waldenfels (Managing Partner, BWF Group), Dr. Martin Dunkel (Managing Director, BWF Envirotec Group), Kurt Gaggl (Managing Director, Jack Filter), Karin and Alexander Gaggl (Marketing and Managing Director, BWF Envirotec, Austria)


About BWF Envirotec:
BWF Envirotec is the international market leader in the field of filter media for industrial filtration. The product portfolio ranges from needlona® brand filter media, including the PM-Tec® membrane product line to Pyrotex® KE ceramic filter elements. BWF Envirotec filter media find applications in the aluminium, cement and steel industry, in power plants and waste incineration plants, among others, or also in the food industry.

BWF Envirotec was the first manufacturer in the world to introduce needle felts as a filter medium in 1968. With its head office in Offingen/Bavaria and production plants in Germany, China, the USA, Italy, Turkey, Russia, India and Austria, in addition to a sales network in more than 50 other countries, BWF Envirotec guarantees economically viable solution concepts and technical services in line with the market.

BWF Envirotec is part of the BWF Group. With more than 1400 employees throughout the world, the company operates in the field of industrial dedusting, production of technical felt materials, wool felts and in plastics technology.