Evoqua Water Technologies acquires VAF Filtration Systems


Evoqua Water Technologies and its recently acquired Neptune Benson business purchased VAF Filtration Systems, a screen filtration maker in Arvada, Colorado.

Set up in 1985, VAF manufactures automatic self-cleaning water filters and control valves for a variety of industrial and municipal water applications.

Its markets include industrial water reuse, water and wastewater, cooling towers, seawater, river intake water, well water, groundwater re-injection, irrigation and more.

VAF’s key product, the V-SeriesTM, is a self-cleaning screen filter that can remove suspended solids from 1500 to 10 microns.

This acquisition will see VAF’s self-cleaning, screen filtration systems being paired with Neptune Bensons' media based filters including the Defender Regenerative Media Filters, Vortisand cross-flow microsand filters and Legacy Sand Filters.

The addition of VAF products compliment Neptune Benson’s existing product line as well as boost Evoqua’s offerings within industrial and municipal markets.

Evoqua’s Neptune Benson president Ken Rodi said: “We are pleased to welcome VAF to the Neptune Benson and Evoqua family.

“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.”

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