Halton purchases air solutions firm as it eyes market expansion


Halton Group has agreed to acquire the Dutch company MIWO Luchtbehandelingstechniek B.V.

MIWO is experienced in delivering turnkey indoor air solutions, especially for chain restaurants in the Netherlands.

The deal, which was agreed on 12 June, is the second acquisition in the field for Halton during the past two years.

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Chain customers have proved to offer good growth potential for Halton’s Foodservice business in North and South America, Asia and Europe, and the acquisition provides Halton with new opportunities for developing chain customer relationships in the Dutch market.

“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. This cooperation provides us with excellent opportunities to expand our operation in the active markets of the Netherlands,” said Kai Konola, CEO of the Halton Group.

From the customers’ point of view, the usual 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.

“In future, the customers will also benefit from Halton’s extensive expertise, technological knowhow and 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,” said Georges Gaspar, Director of Halton’s global Foodservice operations.  

The annual turnover of the acquired company in 2018 was EUR 3 million, with total personnel of 30 people, half of which own staff and the other half comprising subcontractors.

MIWO Luchtbehandelingstechniek B.V. will continue its operation after the acquisition as its own unit and with its current name, while the current Managing Director, Arco Michaelis, will continue as the head of the unit’s operation.

“I am really happy about this acquisition and look forward to growing our business together as the top provider in the market,” Mr. Michaelis said.

The Halton Foodservice Netherlands team will move to the same location with the MIWO team for operational efficiency.

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