Filtec is pleased to announce the acquisition of Practical Filtration Solutions (PFS) – a Melbourne-based water treatment design, installation, and servicing specialist of a variety of water treatment systems.

Filtec, a New Zealand based design, construction, service and water treatment optimisation company, has been operating in Victoria for four years and formed a partnership with PFS in 2018 via its subsidiary Filtec International. The two companies have delivered a number of key projects in the industrial and municipal water treatment sectors, leveraging Filtec’s design and fabrication capability, and PFS’ local presence and experience.

Founded in 2002, PFS has significant experience in water filtration, membranes, desalination and process separation. Combining the best technology sourced from around the world with the best local service and support, Filtec and PFS both have established reputations for turning leading global technologies into bespoke solutions.

Filtec and PFS combined will have over 80 people in New Zealand and Australia, with a turnover of NZ$40 million in 2019. PFS ceased trading from 1 April 2019 and will operate as Filtec International.

With a growing recognition of water purity and public safety, and the obligation to care for what we return into our environment, industrial and municipal customers in both New Zealand and Australia are relying more on water treatment, re-use and conservation specialists like Filtec.

Together, Filtec international and the PFS team will continue to grow, leveraging strong synergies, experience and partnerships in both countries to make water safer for Australia and New Zealand.

Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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