AAF International acquires RIS Facility Management GmbH

Published: 24-Jan-2018

The deal expands the operational footprint of the air filtration solutions provider in Germany and the rest of Europe

AAF Lufttechnik, a German affiliate of American Air Filter Co Inc (AAF International), has acquired RIS Facility Management, a leading provider of indoor air quality services in Germany.

With this acquisition, AAF International will further expand its operational footprint. The deal enhances both the level and the quantity of services offered in Germany and the rest of Europe.

“AAF International is an industry leader with ambitious goals for the future,” said Mehmet Tiftikci, Management Director of RIS. “We are looking forward to join forces with the AAF team and combine AAF’s high quality product portfolio and unique intelligent data tools with our service offerings.”

RIS is headquartered in Eppingen, Germany, and provides HVAC inspections, process technology, repairs and maintenance to a wide range of industries, for both supply and exhaust air.

The family-owned company employs approximately 100 qualified employees delivering first-class consultancy and service for clean air related process security and value retention of equipment and buildings.

“Both of our companies’ philosophies are dedicated to ‘Bringing Clean Air to Life’, which is an excellent fit for a new partnership,” said Philip Whitaker, AAF International CEO.

Whitaker added: “Since 2006, RIS has successfully built up their business from zero to now serving the biggest brands in the automotive industry. With this new partnership we are now looking forward to further expand this great track record.”

Stefan Berbner, COO at AAF International in Europe, said this acquisition will immediately help the company to meet our customers’ demand for value-added air filtration solutions in Germany. “In addition, we are now strategically positioned to expand our idea of a true one-stop-shop across all of Europe,” Berbner pointed out.

A global leader in the clean air industry, AAF develops and manufactures a wide variety of air filtration solutions that are designed to remove and control airborne particulates and gaseous contaminants in commercial, residential, industrial, cleanroom, transportation and nuclear power applications.

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