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NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                                MAY 2013

Largest International Air Filter Suppliers are Focusing on Asia

The three largest international air filter companies (Camfil, Donaldson and AAF) captured 22 percent of the world air filter market in 2012, and have about a 19 percent share of the Asian air filter market. This is the conclusion reached in Air Filtration and Purification World Markets published by the McIlvaine Company.

The total world market last year was over $6.5 billion, with Asia holding 36 percent of the market.

Air Filter Revenues ($ Millions)        

  

Continent

  
  

2012

  
  

%

  

 Total

 6,543

100

 Africa

 162

2

 America

 2,336

36

 Asia

 2,384

36

 Europe

 1,661

25


American Air Filter (AAF) is the sales leader in Asia with a 12 percent share of filter revenue in this market. AAF is headquartered in the U.S., but is well positioned with manufacturing facilities in Asia. The company was acquired by OYL Industries, Malaysia, in 1994, and since 2006 is owned by Japan’s air conditioner giant Daikin Industries. AAF is continuing to increase its market share in Asia with the recent acquisition of Thailand’s largest filter distributor.

Donaldson, based in the U.S., has 23 percent of its total sales in Asia, with an estimated 4 percent share of the Asian air filter market.

Camfil, based in Europe, is a large player in world air filter sales, but holds only 3 percent of Asian sales. The company has three Asian production units, in India, Malaysia and China.

2012 Air Filter Market Shares

Subject

Air Filter Sales in Asia ($ millions)

% of World Air Filter Sales for subject

% of Asian Total

Asia

$2,384.28

36%

100%

AAF

$280

6%

12%

Donaldson

$98

6%

4%

Camfil

$83

10%

3%

Total for three largest air filter companies

$461

22%

19%


Hollingsworth and Vose and other media suppliers have built large manufacturing facilities in Asia.

Europe’s Freudenberg Filtration Technologies has a JV with Japan Vilene Filter, and has eleven locations in Asia, including plants in Changchun and Suzhou. The company recently acquired cleanroom filer manufacturer Pyramid Filters, India.

The majority of new semiconductor, flat panel display and photovoltaic plants will be built in Asia. Camfil’s airborne molecular contamination (AMC) filter sales are almost exclusively in the Taiwan cleanroom industry.

Asia is also the leader in residential and commercial construction. High levels of air pollution have raised the awareness of Chinese people, and increasing demand is seen from the rapidly expanding middle class for indoor air purifiers and filters.

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