MÜNSTER, Germany — Three years after acquiring the hydraulic filter business of Bosch Rexroth, Hengst Filtration is further expanding its activities in this area.

Hengst, a German filtration manufacturer, has acquired 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,” said Christopher Heine, CEO of Hengst Filtration, in a press release. “Main Filter is a crucial piece of the puzzle, especially in the North American market.”

Main Filter, with manufacturing locations in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, and Lincolnton, North Carolina, has been a manufacturer of hydraulic filters for more than 35 years. 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, the Hengst press release said.

“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,” said Bill Horne, CEO of Main Filter. “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.”

Hengst filters are found in a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential equipment, including air purifiers and ventilation units.