To take advantage of future opportunities in the market for filter technology, TROX will hive off the development and manufacture of filters for ventilation, industrial and procedural systems into TROX Filter GmbH on 1 April 2009. Georg Schürmann and Dr. Helmut Franzen will be appointed as the Managing Directors of the new company.
"This step will give us greater transparency with respect to the business, allowing us to react more quickly to market requirements and lay the foundation for the further expansion of our activities in this sector," Dr. Helmut Franzen explained the reason behind the move.
Georg Schürmann, a graduate engineer, described the current and future market position of TROX Filter GmbH: "Our excellent basis of filters and filter units in the product portfolio of TROX Filter GmbH guarantees trend-setting new developments and gives us the necessary impetus to break into new markets. We intend to expand our business of air conditioning systems to take in industrial and procedural systems also."