It all began in the early 1980s, when Master Mariner Aegir Björnsson worked in the fishing industry in Iceland. He was dissatisfied with the inadequate way oil was being filtered and frustrated about the constant oil changes. Missed catches of fish meant considerable financial losses, and the huge volumes of oil being discharged were having a major impact on the marine environment he worked in every day.
He could not understand why there wasn’t a better solution. Particularly at a time when the world was starting to notice environmental changes and trying to find ways to conserve our limited supply of fossil fuels.
He began researching the idea for a solution to this enormous, global problem in his workshop at home. He soon came across an interesting concept being developed in the US. Unfortunately the technology was still in its infancy and was not available as a commercial product.
That is when he met Hans I Storebö, a mechanical engineer who was also aware of the impact this problem was having on the environment. He immediately saw the enormous potential of Aegir’s vision, and the two began developing their groundbreaking filtering system.
Europafilter was launched in 1990 as a commercial product and since then we have developed the systems and learned even more about Tribology and seen how good the product is still after more than 30 years of use by thousands of customers in the process industry, power plants, marine and offshore and more. . The first systems can still use the same filter insert that was developed in 1990 with a fantastic result and the development continues with, among other things, sensors and decision support for our customers.
Our expertise & quality
Since then the company has grown to become a prize-winning organisation, with a highly skilled and dedicated team of technicians and engineers, and an extensive portfolio of satisfied clients around the world.
Over the past 30 years, we have accumulated a wealth of experience and a depth of knowledge about oils and other liquids and how they are filtered. We are constantly developing our products, in line with changes to industry standards, new technical requirements and emerging technologies. Our work with clients from a wide range of industries – including marine, offshore, energy, manufacturing, defence, process, mining and construction – provides us with new insight and helps us to further develop our knowledge, techniques and filtration systems.
Our products are manufactured to the highest standards and are rigorously tested to ensure that they are of a consistently high quality. We are ISO 9001 certified and our state-of-the art production facility meets the highest possible standards. We are, in fact, so confident that our products are outstanding and will exceed all expectations, that we offer a 90-day money back guarantee.
It is the company’s combined efforts that count, rather than individual performance. That is how we achieve great results. As a well-functioning group we are able to fully understand, and deliver high quality to the world as a result. To us, quality means customer focus, excellent communication and providing a service that exceeds expectations. Professional pride, constant developments and faultless deliveries are key to achieving our goals.
We should be seen as a quality supplier.
Making sure things are always progressing and allowing other people to enjoy happiness and success – these are principles we live by, whether we are talking to our customers, our colleagues or even our competitors.