Historical Review

Historical Review

The Camfil Farr Group has its roots in the Swedish company Camfil AB, founded in 1963 by Gösta Larson as a joint venture with Cambridge Filtration Corporation (United States), with operations in Trosa, Sweden, about 70 km south of Stockholm. The company is headquartered in Stockholm today, while Trosa still serves as the production, sales and distribution base for the Swedish subsidiary and one of the main R&D centres for the Group.
After 20 years of expansion in Europe, Camfil became a wholly owned family business in 1983, when Cambridge’s shareholding was acquired.
The Larson family, together with the Markman family, were the sole owners of Camfil Farr up to 2000, when a Swedish private equity company received a minority interest in connection with the acquisition of Farr in the U.S., after which Camfil became Camfil Farr.
This minority shareholding was redeemed in 2011 and Camfil Farr became a 100-percent-owned family business again.

  • 1963 - Camfil founded joint venture with Cambridge USA
  • 1966 - Camfil GmbH, Germany founded
  • 1969 - Camfil AG, Switzerland founded
  • 1972 - Camfil A/S, Denmark founded
  • 1973 - Camfil BV, Holland founded
  • 1974 - Camfil SA, Belgium founded
  • 1975 - Camfil S.P.A., Italy founded
  • 1976 - Camfil S.A., France founded
  • 1979 - Camfil Oy, Finland founded
  • 1982 - Camfil Ltd, England founded
  • 1983 - Camfil becomes independent
  • 1985 - Purchase of Allied Filters & Pumps, Ireland
  • 1989 - Purchase of Sofiltra, France and Filtra, USA
  • 1995 - Camfil Component AB, Sweden founded / Camfil Espana, S.A., Spain founded
  • 1997 - Purchase of Automet Filtration Ltd, England / Camfil Air Filter SDN BHD, Malaysia founded
  • 1998 - Purchase of Industrifilter AB, Sweden
  • 1999 - Purchase of Delcon Filtration Group Inc., Canada
  • 2000 - Ratos acquires 30% of Camfil Farr as a result of the acquisition of Farr Co., USA
  • 2001 - Camfil New Zealand founded / Nordfilter purchased
  • 2002 - Plant Shanghai opened
  • 2003 - Two plants in Malaysia merged
  • 2004 - Camfil Farr, Thailand founded / Rep. Office in Moscow, Russia established
  • 2005 - Plant Brazil opened / Plant Mexico opened
  • 2006 - Purchase of Australian Air Filters / Purchase of Kaefer Raco, Germany / Purchase of IF Luftfilter, Sweden
  • 2007 - Plant Slovakia opened / New plant in China opened / Camfil Japan founded / Camfil Taiwan founded / Purchase of Kaare Rustad AS, Norway
  • 2008 - JV with Anand Group, India / Acquisition of Air Care Technology Ltd and Total Air, New Zealand
  • 2009 - Acquisition of Mecke Klima GmbH in Austria
  • 2010 - Camfil Farr opens a new state-of-the-art Technology Centre in Trosa, Sweden
  • 2000 - Camfil Pty Ltd, Australia founded / Camfil Polska Sp.z.o.o, Poland founded / Rep. Office in Shanghai, China etablishe
  • 2011- Q1 2012 Exit of minority shareholder / Divestment of Railroad business unit / Subsidiary established in Dubai / India: Camfil Farr Air Filtration India becomes wholly owned and new manufacturing hub established for Power Systems products in Trichy, south of Chennai / North American sales organization expanded with acquisition of two top distributors.

 

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