21st Century upgrade for historic manufacturer

Dust Control Systems (DCS), now part of Absolent Group, has completed a major upgrade of the dust extraction system at the premises of one of the UK’s premier kitchen furniture manufacturers – a company steeped in manufacturing heritage. Coventry-based manufacturer, Burbidge & Son Ltd, has been involved with the production of wooden kitchen furniture since the early 1970s, but the …

DCS’s parent company Filtermist International completes Kerstar Ltd purchase

DCS’s parent company Filtermist International Ltd has completed a deal to acquire industrial vacuum cleaner manufacturer Kerstar Ltd. Established in 1960, Kerstar produces a range of cleaners, including ATEX-accredited machines for use in explosion risk environments, from its facility in Northampton, exporting to more than 19 countries worldwide through a network of approved distributors. UK customers consist of resellers and …

Adios and best wishes to two long-standing employees

DCS would like to wish former Sales Director, Melvyn Bathgate, and Projects Engineer and former Gallito MD, Ian Ward, all the best for their retirements at the end of this month. Melvyn first joined DCS in 1991 as a paint sprayer and assembly operator before moving into the sales department the following year. He spent time in every department expanding …

Andy Bews and James Stansfield

DCS owner completes second acquisition this year

Telford based industrial air filtration specialist Filtermist International Ltd, which acquired DCS Limited earlier this year, has finalised a deal to purchase the assets of Carter Environmental Engineers Ltd’s (CEE) air services division. The acquisition includes the rights to manufacture the Carter range of dust extraction equipment which consists of dry dust filters, booths and benches, and wet collectors. “Dust …

Projects Engineer John Barker retires from DCS

Projects Engineer John Barker has retired from DCS after almost a decade at the company. John started at DCS as Area Sales Manager in 2009, travelling up and down the country visiting customers on a daily basis. Former DCS owner Philip Oldfield employed John to help expand the industry sectors DCS had access to thanks to his background in the …

Paul Stringer

Projects Manager Paul Stringer retires after 21 years at DCS

Our Projects Manager has retired from his role at DCS following a career in dust extraction that started at the age of 16-years-old.  Paul Stringer joined us over 21 years ago as a Contracts Engineer after being approached by former DCS owner Philip Oldfield.  His vast knowledge gathered over decades in the industry have made him a vital member of …

HSE strengthen enforcement

New scientific evidence sees HSE strengthen enforcement expectations for steel welding fume

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced changes in the enforcement expectation for all welding fume following new scientific data. Evidence reveals exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in humans. The evidence was produced by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Following the research, HSE has announced changes with immediate …

Acquisition announcement for DCS Limited

Industrial air filtration and extraction specialist Filtermist International is delighted to announce that it has successfully completed the acquisition of the Yorkshire based DCS Group of Companies, including DCS Limited. This is the largest acquisition to date for Filtermist which is based in Telford, Shropshire and part of the Swedish Absolent Group. Previous acquisitions include customised air movement and air …