Ahlstrom acquired Sweden-based Munktell Filter AB and its holdings Munktell & Filtrak GmbH, Munktell Inc and Filtres Fioroni SA in October 2012. Through the transaction, Ahlstrom has strengthened its product portfolio in advanced filtration materials, mainly for life science and laboratory applications.
Founded in 1815 in Sweden as the first company ever to manufacture analytical filter papers, Munktell has been supplying filtration and separation products to become a leading supplier to most parts of Europe and the World. Being now part of the Ahlstrom Group, Munktell will empower its strong position in the European market, at the same time taking advantage from Ahlstrom’s solid presence in North America and growing globally. Access to new markets will also be granted by the wider product portfolio now available. There is a clear fit between the two companies, which will allow our customers to be successful and stay ahead.