Parker Hannifin Corporation Agrees to Acquire Velcon Filters LLC
The NPMA welcomes their newest corporate member: Adler & Allan!
Adler & Allan is the preferred supplier for Petrol Oil and Lubricant (POL) maintenance on the major US bases in the UK and currently has M&E teams working on projects at RAF Lakenheath, RAF Fairford and RAF Mildenhall.
With the growth in opportunities working for the US military and US companies, A&A has established a US business called A&A Federal Services LLC based in San Antonio, Texas. The US business will focus on POL maintenance contracts and projects with US companies around the world.
Velcon Filters Completes Acquisition of Warner Lewis GmbH
Velcon Filters, LLC, today announced that it has acquired Warner Lewis GmbH. Headquartered in Kelsterbach, Germany with locations in Phillipsburg, Germany; Farnborough, UK; Paris, France; and Dubai, UAE; Warner Lewis offers aircraft refueling solutions to customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”). Warner Lewis has been a strategic business partner of Velcon for over 40 years distributing Velcon’s line of products, in addition to manufacturing its own standard or custom vessels, pit-boxes and ground fueling products. The acquisition of Warner Lewis represents an opportunity for Velcon to directly serve customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
This is the third acquisition for Velcon Filters in the past three years. “Velcon acquired Chemflo in late 2009 to expand our product offering into the energy markets, and in 2010 acquired Twin Filter B.V. in the Netherlands to diversify and grow the business in the oil, liquid and air filtration markets,” Greg Elliott, Chairman of the Board of Velcon Filters said. “We are excited to expand in the aviation fuel market where Velcon is a market leader in filtration and Warner Lewis is a trusted provider of filtration and refueling solutions.”
Keith McAslan, President of Velcon said, “Since 1969, Warner Lewis has been the recognized leader for aircraft fueling components and solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and has been Velcon’s exclusive distributor in that region. As Velcon looks toward its 60th anniversary next year, we are pleased to join with Warner Lewis and directly provide a broader range of products and solutions to our aviation customers in the Americas and EMEA.”
Mark Hoye, recently promoted as Velcon Filters Vice President of Global Sales, and Bruno Gervasoni, who will remain with the company as Managing Director, both commented: “The entire Warner Lewis organization is excited about joining the Velcon team and believes this partnership will provide opportunities to further develop and expand the aviation product offerings whilst continuing the excellent service to which customers of both Velcon and Warner Lewis have been accustomed.”
Velcon Filters, LLC is pleased to announce the successful completion of qualification tests according to “EI 1583 Laboratory tests and minimum performance levels for aviation fuel filter monitors, 6th edition” requirements. This test series fully qualifies Velcon’s new CDF®-2xxP Series monitor (water absorbing) cartridges to the latest edition of the 1583 specification (sixth edition).
Velcon’s new CDF®-P Series Cartridges incorporate several structural features due to new/updated requirements of the sixth edition of EI 1583. Some of these features and resulting benefits include:
• Increased product conductivity decreases the risk of electrostatic discharges
• Improved media structure lowers the risk of media migration
• Improved water removal efficiency – less than 1 ppm of water downstream of the filters – along with improved water holding capacity (200 ml)
• Lower initial differential pressure – a major factor for installations that require changing cartridges at 15 PSID
• New structure that provides longer cartridge life in the presence of small amounts of water
These two-inch diameter cartridges should be available commercially shortly. Please contact Velcon if you will need to purchase cartridges for testing.
Please note that in the presence of anti-icing additives in fuel, the caution against using water absorbing monitor cartridges remains in force within the industry.
Contact information: Robin L. Mason, Vice President
Velcon Filters, LLC
800-531-0180 / 719-531-5855
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