David Young (VP Operations Main), Malte Röcke (Managing Director Global Hydraulics Hengst) and AJ Bisceglia (General Manager Main).

Hengst Filtration Acquires Canadian-American Hydraulic Filter Specialist Main Filter

June 12, 2024
Main Filter has been a respected manufacturer of hydraulic filters for more than 35 years.

SAULT STE. MARIE, CANADA and MÜNSTER, GERMANY — Three years after acquiring the hydraulic filter business of Bosch Rexroth, Hengst Filtration is further expanding its activities in this area. In this context, the German filtration specialist has taken over the North American 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. Main Filter is a crucial piece of the puzzle, especially in the North American market," says Christopher Heine, CEO of Hengst Filtration. 

Main Filter

Main Filter has been a respected manufacturer of hydraulic filters for more than 35 years and is based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, and Lincolnton, North Carolina, USA. 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. In this way, Hengst Filtration ensures rapid availability of its products.

“We are getting two great plants and, above all, many highly motivated colleagues to join our hydraulics team,” says a delighted Malte Röcke. The Managing Director of Hengst's hydraulic filter business in Ketsch, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is now integrating Main Filter into the Hengst world together with Ulrich Eich, Group Vice President Filtration for Industry and Environment.

“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. 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.“ says Bill Horne, CEO of Main Filter.

For further informaiton, visit hengst.com

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