Amafilter Alkmaar, LFC Lochem, Filtration Group Process Systems
With it’s headquarters and manufacturing plant based in Lochem, The Netherlands and sales offices in the UK, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, France, Germany and the USA. Filtration Group Process Systems is world renowned by it’s solutions and added value it provides to the process filtration industry. Active since the 1930’s as Amafilter Alkmaar and LFC Lochem, Filtration Group Process Systems has extensive knowledge and experience in solid-liquid filtration.
Amafilter & LFC Lochem are now part of Filtration Group, the fastest growing filtration company in the world, bringing together best-in-class filtration businesses that are passionate about cleaning air, reducing carbon emissions, increasing energy efficiency and keeping food, water and medical procedures safe.
Filtration Group delivers outstanding customer value to industry leaders across the globe and foster a culture of breakthrough innovations with dedicated research and development centers and production plants around the globe.
2016: Filtration Group Process Systems, Amafilter, LFC Lochem
Late 2016 Filtration Group Corporation completed the acquisition of the industrial filtration business of MAHLE GmbH.
For Filtration Group the acquisition adds filtration capabilities in industrial filtration across a variety of applications including industrial air filtration, process filtration, hydraulics and fuel separation and replacement elements.
Rebranding from Mahle Industrial Filtration to Filtration Group Process Systems & return of the Amafilter & LFC Lochem brand names.
With it’s headquarters and manufacturing plant based in Lochem, the Netherlands and offices in The Netherlands, Germany, UK, France, Poland Czech Republic and Hungary and many agents across the globe Filtration Group Process Systems looks forward to a bright future within Filtration Group.
2009: Filtration Group Corporation
Based in Joliet, Illinois, Filtration Group started with a commitment to making the world safer, healthier and more productive through cutting edge filtration technology. Since then, we’ve become the fastest growing filtration company in the world, bringing together best-in-class filtration businesses that are passionate about cleaning air, reducing carbon emissions, increasing energy efficiency and keeping food, water and medical procedures safe. We deliver outstanding customer value to industry leaders across the globe and foster a culture of breakthrough innovations with dedicated research and development centers and production plants based in the United States and China.
2008 Mahle Industrial Filtration
MAHLE acquired the Amafiltergroup in 2008, adding the expertise, synergy of technology and filter products of Amafilter, LFC Lochem, Nowata, Vanpipe and Eurofiltec to its industrial filtration portfolio. Mahle Industrial Filtration specialized in the cleaning and processing of industrial oils and lubricants as well as air and water. With its extensive application expertise, in-house research and development, technical center, laboratory and design department, it offered its customers tailor-made filter components and process engineering solutions. The original Amafilter and LFC products were sold under the MAHLE brand name.
In 2004, Mr. Davi, Ambler and McLennan acquired Amafilter. At this point Amafiltergroup had a workforce of 120 people and around 50 people working in offices around the world. Soon after Amafilter’s biggest competitor being LFC Lochem was acquired and Amafilter group was formed.
1979 LFC Lochem
In 1979, three employees of Machine Factory Arnhem started their own company to produce pressure leaf filters and called the company “Liquid Filtration Consultants”. Franny Veldkamp traveled around the world in search of potential customers, Jan Middelhof and Dirk Dorland we’re responsible for calculations and drawings. The company started with just an archive closset, a typewriter and an old drawing table. LFC Lochem quickly gained an outstanding reputation as an innovative engineering and manufacturing company that has specialized in liquid filtration technology. Over the years, LFC has developed and perfected many filtration products. This resulted in a high quality, comprehensive standard programme for widely diverging industries. LFC’s excellent reputation in the field of filtration technology rests on its ability to quickly respond to specific customer requests by producing fully customized products.
1930 Amafilter Alkmaar
In the 1930’s Mr. L. Benjamins started a company in the Netherlands which sold filtration consumables and parts. After WW2 Mr. Benjamins and his son started importing and not much later producing “Niagarafilters” under the name Amsterdamse Machine- en Apparatenfabriek(Amafilter). Their main market we’re vertical pressureblades for the foodindustry and for export. Due to rapid growth, AMA moved from Amsterdam to Alkmaar. The new location in Alkmaar expanded multiple times to offer increase in production. In those years many filter types were developed and produced and many filtration products were added to their offerings. At Amafilter Alkmaar the sale of consumables gained an important part of the company. In 1978 the management of Amafilter Alkmaar consolidated their vision to focus on filtration. The grandson of the founder of Amafilter gained control, mr. Paul Benjamins, and became its director.
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