27/06/2019 – News / Machinery / Air Solutions / Restaurants / Halton Group / MIWO / Netherlands
Halton Group acquires Dutch firm specialised in indoor air for professional kitchens
Halton Group – a global technology leader in indoor air solutions for demanding spaces – has acquired Dutch MIWO Luchtbehandelingstechniek B.V., a company boasting solid experience in delivering turnkey indoor air solutions for major chain restaurants throughout the Netherlands.
The company is the second acquisition in the field for Halton over the past two years.
Chain customers have proved to offer good growth potential for Halton's Foodservice business in North and South America, Asia and Europe alike. This acquisition provides Halton with new opportunities for developing chain customer relationships in the Dutch market, the company said in a statement.
"MIWO is a successful and efficient supplier of comprehensive indoor air solutions for its chosen customer base, and the company has an excellent subcontracting network,” noted Kai Konola, CEO of the Halton Group, who added that the new tie-up would provide Halton with “excellent opportunities” to expand its operations in the active markets of the Netherlands.
Integrated offering for foodservice clients
From the foodservice customers’ point of view, the standard delivery model of the industry is often fragmented and does not necessarily provide good system performance and indoor air conditions in the premises.
“We want to provide our customers with the best turn-key solutions on the market – from high-quality design to installation, commissioning and after-sales services, completely integrated,” revealed Georges Gaspar, Director of Halton’s global Foodservice operations.
“In future, customers will also benefit from Halton’s extensive expertise, technological knowhow and the high-quality R&D hubs that enable us to adapt and validate our solutions to meet even the most demanding customer’s specific needs. Our customers will be able to enjoy a transparent and easy project with optimal outcome leading to substantial energy savings and improved wellbeing of their staff,” he added.
Founded in Finland in 1969, Halton Group today has production units in nine and R&D units in seven countries, with licensed production carried out in four countries. Halton Group employs about 1,600 people and last year generated a turnover of approximately €218 million.