Thursday, January 19, 2017

AAF Flanders Announces Intent to Acquire Aire Filter Products

This latest acquisition allows AAF Flanders to expand and enhance air filtration services across the western United States.

American Air Filter Co. Inc., d/b/a AAF International, and its subsidiary Flanders Corp., today announced the intent to acquire Phoenix-based Aire Filter Products (AFP), one of the oldest HVAC air filter service companies in the United States. With this acquisition, AAF International will further expand its operational footprint and enhance both the level and quantity of services that it offers in the western United States. The deal is expected to close by January 31, 2017.

AFP is an air filtration solutions leader in the commercial, government and education markets with 106 employees and nine offices in Arizona, California, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah and Washington. The family-owned and operated company has served customers in the western United States since the mid-1950s. AFP has had a long-standing relationship with both AAF International and Flanders as the combined company’s largest air filter distributor.   

“AAF Flanders is an industry leader and is steering their ship in the direction we want to go,” said Branden Sparks, AFP President. “Everyone else in the industry is trying to follow their lead because AAF Flanders has such high quality products and services with optimal total cost of ownership. So we’re very excited to align our deep experience in the industry with the AAF Flanders team.”

The acquisition will strategically position AAF Flanders to maximize opportunities for providing value-added air filtration solutions to the western United States and beyond.

“Our new partnership with AFP will allow AAF Flanders to continue to build up our presence in the West,” said Philip Whitaker, AAF International’s CEO. “AFP has been serving customers for almost 60 years. That’s a terrific resource for us to tap into, and we’re looking forward to combining AFP’s strong distribution network with AAF Flanders’ wide range of products.”

“AAF Flanders has had a long, successful relationship with AFP, so we’re thrilled about this acquisition,” added David Parker, AAF International’s Vice President of Commercial & Industrial Sales in Western North America. “Acquiring AFP fits in well with our strategic plan for the West Region, as we continue to expand AAF’s service capabilities in the western United States and work to get closer to our customers.”