SF Filter

SF Filter is a leading European distribution platform for mobile and industrial filters.

Founded in 1968, SF Filter provides a comprehensive range of aftermarket fluid and air filters, which are used to help protect equipment, processes and the environment.

The business has a loyal and diverse customer base of over 27,000 companies across mobile and industrial segments, in addition to large resellers in non-domestic markets. Mobile applications include usage in trucks and other commercial vehicles, as well as agricultural and construction machinery. For industrial applications, filters are used in manufacturing processes, production lines, machines and robotics, and for HVAC and water purification.

Headquartered in Bachenbülach, Switzerland, SF Filter has established a local presence in Germany, Austria, France and Poland, in addition to serving more than 60 export countries through its dedicated export sales team and e-commerce webshop platform. Currently, the business employs over 200 people, primarily in sales and warehouse logistics.

Investment Date

Sep 2022



Business Description

Support Services

Revenue at ACQ.


Employees at ACQ.


Investment Type

Secondary MBO

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We felt it was vital to find a partner who not only offers the necessary financial capacity, but above all who can support us in our future growth by being reliable and by bringing many years of experience in helping to build companies. We have found just such a partner in Equistone.