MANN+HUMMEL acquires 50 percent of water filtration specialist MICRODYN-NADIR

The MANN+HUMMEL Group, with headquarters in Ludwigsburg, has acquired a 50 per cent stake of the German-based company MICRODYN-NADIR.

Following its strategy to grow its business outside the automotive sector, MANN+HUMMEL entered the water filtration market with acquisitions in Singapore (Ultra-Flo, 2010) and Brazil (Fluid Brazil, 2012).

'This 50 per cent acquisition is a continuation of our goal of establishing MANN+HUMMEL as a meaningful player in the water filtration business,' notes Alfred Weber, CEO of MANN+HUMMEL and continues: 'The product range of both parties is complementary with very little overlap. So is the geographical presence: as MICRODYN-NADIR is strong in Europe, the US and China and we are strong in South East Asia and Brazil.'

MANN+HUMMEL has focused on polymeric hollow fibre membranes, whereas MICRODYN-NADIR is specialised in the production and marketing of flat sheet membranes and is a leading membrane and module supplier for micro, ultra und nano filtration worldwide.

The membrane division of the former Hoechst AG, formerly known as NADIR Filtration, was founded in 1966. In 2003, NADIR Filtration and MICRODYN Modulbau, whose roots go back to the AKZO AG, merged and have been an important player in the membrane market as MICRODYN-NADIR ever since. The company holds a strong market position within the industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment sector.

MICRODYN-NADIR’s headquarters is located in Wiesbaden and has subsidiaries in Xiamen/China and in Raleigh/USA. About 70 percent of MICRODYN-NADIR’s nearly 100 employees are based at its headquarters and main production location in Wiesbaden.

The deal is subject to approval by the anti-trust authorities.

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