AAF Europe Acquires Sweden’s Dinair Group
Next step in AAF’s expansion in the global air filter market
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — AAF Europe has acquired Dinair Group AB, one of Sweden’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of air filters. Dinair, established in 1982, emphasizes balanced filtration solutions and has a history of developing its own products.
Philip Whitaker, AAF International’s chief executive officer, said, “This acquisition is part of our strategy to become the clear leader in our industry, both globally and in every region. It is another clear example of our parent company Daikin’s long-term commitment to both AAF and to the air filtration industry. Working with Dinair, we will offer Nordic customers more choice and better access to truly innovative filtration products and services.”
“The Nordic market is a significant and important part of the overall European market. It is important that AAF, as the global leader in the air filtration business, is strong in all key markets. This acquisition represents a new AAF commitment to, and focus on, the Nordic region,” said Dr. Stefan Berbner, COO, AAF Europe.
“Combining Dinair and AAF will allow us to better serve all of our customers in the Nordic region. The regionalized strengths of Dinair will be reinforced with the broader product offerings of AAF, in order to satisfy all of our customers’ clean air and indoor air quality needs. A stronger Dinair with the broadest product range in the industry will be able to offer more choices to all current and future customers in the Nordic region,” stated Niels-Erik Kongste, vice president of sales and marketing of AAF Europe, and the new managing director of Dinair.
“It feels great that it is AAF Europe that acquired Dinair and that the company is retaining the entire Nordic management team. The only change is that I will not continue as the CEO. Instead, my role will be as senior advisor. Dinair has been bought by the global market leader and it will be a very exciting journey forward that I want to follow and support,” said Fredrik Särnehed.
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Publication date: 11/24/2016