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CECO Environmental acquires Western Air Ducts Ltd.

The company says the acquisition adds a line of standard-size cartridges and bag dust collectors, expanding its ability to immediately provide in-stock solutions and quick shipment.

CECO Environmental Corp. an industrial air quality and fluid handling company based in Dallas, has announced it has completed the acquisition of industrial air quality consultancy and engineering firm, Western Air Ducts Ltd. Somerset, England. The acquisition includes Western Air’s patented air control system Inteliair. Both brands will be immediately folded into CECO's industrial air platform.  

"This is another strategic and accretive acquisition for CECO and expands our industrial air addressable market by more than $150 million," says Todd Gleason, CEO of CECO Environmental. "The acquisition adds a standard product offering to our extensive dust collector portfolio and the Inteliair energy-efficient smart logic controls provide significant opportunity for growth and global product introductions."   

Western Air specializes in dust and fume extraction solutions, providing industrial air consultation, design, manufacturing, installation and aftermarket parts and services. CECO says the acquisition adds a  line of standard-size cartridges and bag dust collectors, expanding its ability to immediately provide in-stock solutions and quick shipment.  

Additionally, Western Air's Inteliair uses smart sensor technology to sense demand, adjust and control airflow and particulate matter and reduce energy costs by 40 percent. Applications include hydrogen extract systems for offshore wind, waste extraction for aerospace composites and dust collection for engineered wood manufacturing.  

"We are excited to welcome Western Air to our organization and we look forward to working with their leadership team to accelerate growth and new product and service offerings,” Gleason says. “This is another important addition to our leading industrial air portfolio as the business adds higher-than-CECO-average margins, 100 percent short-cycle business mix and niche leadership in new geographies.”