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Parker Acquires Camfil’s Railroad Filtration Business

Posted on February 7, 2012

Parker Hannifin Corp. announced that it has acquired the railroad filtration business of the Camfil Farr Group. The business is a manufacturer of air and liquid filtration products used in rail and transit, mining and marine engine applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Laval, Quebec, Canada, the railroad filtration business of the Camfil Farr Group has 90 employees with operations and sales in Canada, Mexico and India, as well as a sales presence in the United States and Australia. The acquired business will become a part of Parker’s Filtration Group.

“Parker sees significant opportunities to broaden our large engine and air filtration product lines and leverage products in other large combustion engine applications,” said Peter Popoff, President – Filtration Group.

“The railroad business of Camfil Farr brings expertise and services that allow Parker’s Filtration Group to build a worldwide presence in specialized rail, marine and mining markets, while adding clean air technologies to strengthen our filtration solutions capabilities,” he said. “Additionally, this transaction will give Parker Filtration manufacturing capacity in Canada and Mexico to better service customers in those markets.”

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