Global Operations

Asia 22% revenue

A new plant in Xiaogan, China has increased capacity for Metals Filtration:

  • The second phase of the Xiaogan expansion was completed in the final quarter of 2015. Production began at the end of the year.
United States 47% revenue
  • The Group invested in an extension of the plant in Caribou, ME, to create capacity for growth.
  • The Group has opened a new facility in Ashland, VA.
  • The Group acquired the business of Fiber Ceramics and moved its operations to the Group's Hendersonville, NC, plant.
  • The Group acquired TEM, a specialist filter manufacturer for the microelectronics industry.
UK and Europe 30% revenue

Phased investments in the UK Microfiltration business will increase capacity:

  • A new plant in New Milton was opened in 2015.


  • Microfiltration
  • Metals Filtration

Investing in our geographic operations to support our growth and the markets we serve. Our strategy is to expand geographically to support our chosen markets.

Resources and relationships

Operating in close proximity to our customers helps us optimise our positions in major supply chains and is an important factor in developing solutions in partnership with our customers.

Experience in particular markets or applications is valuable in building customer confidence. Domain knowledge is important, as is deciding where to focus resources.