Turbofilter becomes member of Entecco Group

Worldwide and for more than five decades Turbofilter GmbH has been offering a broad spectrum of industrial dust cleaning equipment that meets highest requirements – from engineeing to detailed design, from standard filters all the way to complex turnkey plants for the environmental technology. The company was founded in 1958 in Essen, Germany by Fritz von Opel. “The merger respective the 80 % acquisition by the Entecco Group and the completed restructuring of Turbofilter GmbH as well as the positioning on the market were the right steps at the right time“, Dr.-Ing. Rainer Bertling, active partner and Managing Director of Turbofilter points out.

The Lahr, Germany based Entecco Group is an owner-managed, independent group of companies investing in medium-size companies in the field of environmental technology focusing on air cleaning. The members of the group manufacture filter products and build turnkey plants for dust collection. Power and media supply including heat recuperation complete the product range. Further companies of the group are Garant-Filter GmbH in Lahr, Germany, the LHS Clean Air Systems in Gaspoltshofen, Austria as well as in Zielona Gora, Poland. Besides, Infraprozess from Stuttgart, Germany as a service company and BMD-Garant as brand and distributor in Russia and further Eastern industrial regions are provided.

The companies of the Entecco Group achieve with its almost 100 employees sales of about 25 million € in the fiscal year. Michael Auer, CEO of the Entecco Group: „It is our goal to continuously expand our role as a full-line supplier in the field of environmental technology focusing on industrial air cleaning and ventilation engineering as well as on industrial media supply and disposal.“

The environmental industry is a high-tech and very innovative economic sector. In the meantime sales reached approx. 744 billion USD worldwide. The largest portion of that was generated by the end of pipe technologies for the fulfillment of administrative environmental standards. The Austrian Department of Life explained the European environmental industry alone employs 3.5 million people with annual sales of 216 billion €, corresponding to approx. 1/3 of the world market. Due to the high concentration of companies and research institutes in the environmental sector the Entecco Group has its headquarters in the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, which takes a leading position in the field of environmental technologies in Germany. Altogether 84 institutions in this State are involved in R&D activities in environmental related areas. “Around 900 companies with approx. 16 000 employees generate sales of more than 3.6 billion €”, states Dr. Nils Schmid, Minister for Economics.

Recently, a product of the Entecco Group, the Garant flat bag filter type S has participated successfully in the tender for the Environmental Technology Award 2013 of the State of Baden-Württemberg in the category, “Emission reduction, treatment and separation”, finishing 2nd best. This year‘s award ceremony by Environmental Minister Franz Untersteller took place in Stuttgart on 11.07.2013.

The Ministry for the Environment, Climate and Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg presents the award since 2009. It is awarded the two-year clock for outstanding and innovative products in environmental engineering. The prize money of 100 000 euros and is on four categories („energy efficiency“, „material efficiency“, „techniques for emission reduction, treatment and separation“ and „measurement, control and regulation technology“) and a Special Jury Prize distributed. Participation is open to companies with head offices or branches in Baden-Württemberg. The award recognizes products that make a significant contribution to resource efficiency and environmental protection and are about to launch or are not more than two years on the market.


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