Evoqua and Neptune Benson acquire VAF Filtration Systems

July 7, 2016
The acquisition pairs VAF’s self-cleaning, screen filtration systems with Neptune Benson’s media-based filters.

PITTSBURGH & COVENTRY, RI, JULY 7, 2016 --Evoqua Water Technologies and its recently acquired Neptune Benson business today announced the acquisition of VAF Filtration Systems, a leading screen filtration manufacturer based in Arvada, CO.

VAF, founded in 1985, engineers and manufactures automatic self-cleaning water filters and control valves for a variety of industrial and municipal water applications. Markets include industrial water reuse, water and wastewater, cooling towers, seawater, river intake water, well water, groundwater re-injection, irrigation and more. VAF’s premier product, the V-Series™, is a self-cleaning screen filter capable of removing suspended solids from 1500 to 10 microns. A micron is one millionth of a meter. A single red blood cell is approximately 8 microns in diameter.

The acquisition pairs VAF’s self-cleaning, screen filtration systems with Neptune Benson’s media-based filters including the award winning Defender® Regenerative Media Filters, Vortisand® cross-flow microsand filters and Legacy Sand Filters. The addition of VAF complements Neptune Benson’s existing product offerings and bolsters Neptune Benson’s and Evoqua’s offerings within industrial and municipal markets, allowing the company to offer filtrations solutions ranging from 1500 microns down to submicron filtration.

“We are pleased to welcome VAF to the Neptune Benson and Evoqua family,” said Ken Rodi, President of Evoqua’s Neptune Benson unit. “This acquisition expands Neptune’s presence in industrial markets and complements our existing filtration product lines; allowing us to offer a media-free filter in applications that may not need the Defender or Vortisand’s level of filtration.”

Together, the two companies filter, disinfect, treat, and improve billions of gallons of water in the industrial, municipal and recreational water markets. Tens of millions of people and thousands of companies rely on Evoqua and Neptune Benson to help them meet their needs for clean water.

“We are enthusiastic to join the Neptune/Evoqua team,” states Glenn Dobbs, President of VAF. "This acquisition provides VAF Filtration additional resources, products and an increased presence worldwide to better support our diverse market channels"

About Evoqua
Evoqua Water Technologies is the global leader in helping municipalities and industrial customers protect and improve the world's most fundamental natural resource: water. Evoqua has a more than 100-year heritage of innovation and industry firsts, market-leading expertise, and unmatched customer service, where it continues to transform water and wastewater. Its cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services ensure uninterrupted quantity and quality of water, enable regulatory and environmental compliance, increase efficiency through water reuse, and prepare customers for next-generation demands. Evoqua's unparalleled portfolio of proven brands, advanced technologies, mobile and emergency water supply solutions and service helps cities across the world provide and discharge clean water, and enable leisure and commercial industry to maximize productivity and profitability. For more information, visit www.evoqua.com.

About Neptune Benson
Neptune Benson, an Evoqua brand, has been synonymous with water filtration and disinfection serving the municipal, industrial, and recreational water markets since 1956. Featuring award-winning brands such as the Defender® regenerative media filter, ETS-UV disinfection system, and Vortisand and Legacy sand filters. Neptune Benson also offers the AEGIS anti-entrapment shield, moveable bulkheads, Dominion™ butterfly valves, ProStrainer™ and Guardian strainers, greendrive VFD systems, as well as all Lawson Aquatics accessory products. Neptune Benson has the expertise to provide effective and cost efficient solutions for a broad range of industry needs. For more information, visit www.neptunebenson.com.

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