Established in 2001, Multi Fan Systems designs, supplies and installs custom air movement, filtration and extraction systems for clients that include the University of Birmingham, Ricoh Products (UK) and Cummins.

Multi Fan Systems' managing director, David Fall, will be retiring from the business, but shareholders Kevin Hood, sales director, and Richard Field, contracts director, will continue to oversee Multi Fan contracts, alongside the existing Multi Fan Systems team of employees.

This latest agreement follows the acquisitions by Filtermist earlier this year of installation and service company Filtertech and air quality consultancy Plasteel.

Part of the Swedish-owned Absolent Group, Filtermist has expanded its service offering in recent years to include the effective removal of dust, fume and smoke from industrial workplace air. As well as stand-alone filtration units, the company also offers a comprehensive centralised extraction systems service and counts prestige OEM operation Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre as a customer.

Explains Filtermist managing director James Stansfield: “Filtermist’s UK operation grew by 26% between 2012 and 2015, and the company continues to have extremely ambitious targets. Increasing our capability in the bespoke extraction solutions market is a fundamental part of our UK growth strategy. Combining Multi Fan Systems’ expertise in this field with Filtermist’s experience and resources will offer customers an unrivalled partner for all aspects of air filtration and extraction.”

In addition to dust control and fume extraction systems, Multi Fan Systems also offers a number of other services, including production waste extraction, VOC abatement, ventilation and cooling, centralised vacuum cleaning and pneumatic conveyors. The company also provides CoSHH-compliant LEV Testing - a service that Filtermist already offers and one which offers significant growth potential.

Concludes Stansfield: “Our ethos is to protect people by ensuring cleaner, safer, more productive workshops. Increasing our offering by acquiring Multi Fan Systems means our UK customers can access a diverse range of services, all with a common aim, all in one place.”

Says Kevin Hood: “The agreement with Filtermist marks the start of a new chapter for Multi Fan Systems. The business has achieved a significant amount in the past 15 years and we are confident that this agreement will benefit both our employees and our customers.

“Filtermist is a well-respected name in the air filtration industry and we are looking forward to the opportunities this deal will offer.”