Donaldson Company Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Donaldson Europe BVBA – UAE Branch, has entered into an agreement to acquire Northern Technical LLC, a manufacturer of gas turbine inlet air filtration systems and replacement filters. The acquisition is expected to close in September, subject to normal closing conditions. Other terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Northern Technical, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is the Middle East's largest manufacturer of gas turbine air filter intake systems. Northern Technical CY14 sales are forecast to be approximately $22 million. After completion of this acquisition, Donaldson will manage its Europe, Middle East and Africa gas turbine business from its Abu Dhabi branch office.
"The acquisition of Northern Technical reinforces our commitment to growth with a company that is an excellent strategic fit with our existing Gas Turbine Products business," said Tod Carpenter, Donaldson's chief operating officer. "The acquisition will allow us to leverage Northern Technical's strong customer relationships in the Middle East, the largest gas turbine market in the world, with significant continued growth expected over the next decade. The acquisition will also broaden our product depth as Northern Technical has unique technology that we will leverage into new, first-fit air intake offerings for our Customers. Northern Technical also has a full line of air filters which we can add to our global product portfolio."