A Growing Family
Still the same at the heart.
The last few years presented a whirlwind of exciting changes for MICRODYN-NADIR GmbH, TriSep Corporation, and Oltremare S.p.A. – three separate membrane manufacturers offering solutions for membrane separation challenges. Though already announced in the press, we wanted to share the story of how the three companies morphed into the strong version of MICRODYN-NADIR we are today. As part of MANN+HUMMEL, our parent company, we have a clear 2020 vision for the new year.
A Modest Beginning
It was a modest beginning more than 50 years ago when what became MICRODYN-NADIR opened its doors for business. Originally founded in 1966 as NADIR Filtration, our company became known as a technology leader in micro-, ultra-, and nanofiltration. In 2003, NADIR Filtration and MICRODYN Modulbau merged to become MICRODYN-NADIR. Today, our impact in the membrane industry continues to grow.
Joining the MANN+HUMMEL Family
In 2015, we became part of MANN+HUMMEL and operate as the Membrane Solutions business unit of the global filtration titan, within their Life Science & Environment segment. The Ludwigsburg, Germany-based company develops solutions for motor cars, industrial applications, clean air in interior spaces, and the sustainable use of water. The family-owned company has a long history of success as a global market leader in filtration, dating back more than 75 years. We are a nearly 4-billion-euro company employing more than 20,000 individuals across more than 80 locations. A massive player in the global market.
The green of the MANN+HUMMEL logo – and now the MICRODYN-NADIR logo – is an echo of the company’s focus on the environment and commitment to improving our world, one filter (and membrane product) at a time. Being part of the MANN+HUMMEL family allows us to leverage a substantial global presence as we continue to support our vision to make the world a better place by supplying superior membrane solutions.
Now that we were part of MANN+HUMMEL, we wanted to continue our growth pattern. Our next move was to expand our family.
TriSep Corporation Becomes Part of MICRODYN-NADIR
In 2016, MICRODYN-NADIR acquired TriSep Corporation, the membrane industry’s leader for specialty and custom membrane solutions. TriSep Corporation found success producing reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes, as well as innovative sanitary spiral elements for the process and specialty industries.
Adding this company to the MICRODYN-NADIR / MANN+HUMMEL family expanded our offerings in the membrane marketplace. Our line grew beyond micro-, ultra-, and nanofiltration to include reverse osmosis. TriSep Corporation brought an excellent line of specialty membrane products and the capability to customize to customer specifications, making them ideally suited to complement MICRODYN-NADIR’s strengths.
Our global presence was reborn, and we began marketing the companies under one name: MICRODYN-NADIR. Our MICRODYN brand was introduced as our water and wastewater product line, used under standard operating conditions. The best of TriSep Corporation remained and the brand TRISEP was created – our answer to the need for specialty and custom membrane products.
But there was still something missing. It was time for another addition to the family.
Oltremare S.p.A. Joins MICRODYN-NADIR
Our family grew again in 2018 with the addition of Oltremare S.p.A. The Italian company was the leading provider of private-labeled reverse osmosis spiral-wound elements in Europe, further strengthening our position as a provider of excellent, custom-made reverse osmosis elements.
From this company, we established our OLTREMARE line of products. OLTREMARE elements are ideal to purify every type of water and are suitable for a wide range of light industrial and commercial applications. The company brought an even greater depth to our capability to produce private-labeled elements for our customers, helping them promote their own brands.
But is our family complete? Stay tuned as we continue to expand our presence in the global membrane marketplace.
Many Companies, One Family
Throughout the name changes, acquisitions, and new product lines, our vision and customer focus remain unchanged. We may have been formed of many companies, but we have forged one family between our brands – all under the MANN+HUMMEL umbrella.
MICRODYN-NADIR and MANN+HUMMEL is your one-stop-shop for membrane filtration products. Let us show you that we have the products, passion, and expertise to handle any and all challenges.