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30.04.2018 Dustcheck 40th anniversary

Dustcheck, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, has over the past four decades delivered dust control systems, industrial air filtration and extraction systems to both domestic and international customers. Formed in April 1978 by Ed Spires and three other directors, the company soon teamed up with Germany’s Mahle Industrial Filters to become its sole UK distributor. The two businesses aligned their products and Dustcheck began to design filter units incorporating Mahle’s novel cartridge technology. 
 
By 1987 Ed Spires along with his wife Di had become sole owners of Dustcheck. By 1990 and with Di’s brother also on board as a third director, the company had moved from its premises in Stone to a much larger facility in Grove Road, Fenton. Since then, Dustcheck continued to pioneer major advances in filtration systems, initially working with Mahle (now the Filtration Group) developing the cartridge filter range. These filters have gone from being the ‘new’ product to the accepted norm, offering compact size and high efficiencies. 
 
By 2006 the manufacturing operations and offices were moved to the current location at Oldfields Business Park in Fenton. Six years later three members of the team were offered directorships, forming a new management team with Ed and Di as joint managing directors, Pete Dawson as sales director, Bill Moran as production director and Nigel Hubbard as technical director. 
 
In 2017 Dustcheck was sold to the Filtermist Group (see EBS News for week of 25 September 2017) . The company currently has an annual turnover of £5 million and the whole Dustcheck team remained in place after the buyout. Today the number of employees stands at 34. www.dustcheck.com 
 
 
Pictured  in 2016: Nigel Hubbard, technical director (since promoted to managing director); Peter Dawson, sales director; and Bill Moran, production director
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A youthful Ed Spires in 1979

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