Overall, the MAHLE industrial filtration business segment employs about 900 people worldwide, of which around 410 work in Öhringen (Baden-Württemberg/Germany). Industrial filtration products, which are needed in many areas, such as industrial installations as well as food and beverage production, have very little in common with the core business of the group, which focuses primarily on mobility. “That is why we are very pleased that Filtration Group is in a position to give the industrial filtration business a boost,” explained Wolf-Henning Scheider, Chairman of the MAHLE Management Board and CEO.

 Filtration Group  an affiliate of Madison Industries, serves a highly diverse set of customers with offerings that span life science, process technologies, as well as fluid and environmental air applications. Filtration Group supplies its customers from 80 facilities in 20 countries. “Our mission is to make the world safer, healthier and more productive,” said Steve Felice, Filtration Group CEO. “We continue to move that mission forward by adding to our advanced filtration capabilities around the world.”

The other 370 employees at the Öhringen location in Baden-Württemberg/Germany, who work for MAHLE’s automotive Filtration and Engine Peripherals business unit, are unaffected by the transaction.