Our heritage & brands

Leading in solid-liquid filtration since the 1930s

Active since the 1930’s and now part of Filtration Group’s Industrial Technologies division, amafilter® and LFC Lochem® key activity is the design and manufacturing of filter installations aimed at separating solids from liquids. These filter systems are sold and serviced worldwide. Filtration Group Process Systems provides an extensive product range for your filtration challenges. Our assortment of products and services ranges from fully operational plug-and-play filtration systems to components such as filter bags, filter cartridges, filter housings and spare parts.

Amafilter® & LFC Lochem® are now part of Filtration Group, the fastes growing filtration company in the world, bringing together best-in-class filtration businesses that are passionate about cleaning air, reducing carbon emissions, increasing energy efficiency and keeping food, water and medical procedures safe.

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In the 1930’s Mr. L. Benjamins started a company in the Netherlands which sold filtration consumables and parts.

After WW2 Mr. L. Benjamins and his son started importing and not much later the manufacturing of “Niagara filters” branded as “Amsterdamse Machine- en Apparatenfabriek” (amafilter®). The main products were vertical pressure blades for the food & beverage industry. Soon after amafilter started exporting it’s products worldwide.

Due to rapid growth amafilter® moved from Amsterdam to Alkmaar. The new location in Alkmaar expanded multiple times to offer more production capacity. In those years many filter types were developed. Many filters were added to the amafilter scope of products.

The amafilter® brand is a well established name in the global market for solid-liquid filtration serving customers worldwide.


In 1979, three employees of Machine Factory Arnhem in the Netherlands started their own company to manufacture pressure leaf filters and named the company “Liquid Filtration Consultants“ or “LFC Lochem®”.

The company quickly gained an outstanding reputation as an innovative engineering and manufacturing company that specialized in liquid filtration technology.

Over the years, LFC Lochem® developed and perfected many filtration products. This resulted in a high quality, comprehensive standard range for widely diverging industries.

LFC Lochem® has an excellent reputation in the field of filtration technology and on its ability to quickly respond to specific customer requests.

LFC Lochem® joined forces with amafilter when both companies were joined together in Amafiltergroup together with Eurofiltec (France), Vanpipe (UK) and Falban Filtri (Italy) and Nowata (USA).

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The Amafiltergroup was acquired by MAHLE in 2008 and merged together with its filtration division.

In 2016 MAHLE industrial filtration was acquired by Filtration Group. With Filtration Group the amafilter® and LFC Lochem® brands returned under the umbrella of “Filtration Group Process Systems”.

Over 7000 employees in 28 countries and 102 locations strive together to make the world safer, healthier and more productive.

In various manufacturing plants Filtration Group Process Systems designs, engineers and manufactures various filters like pressure leaf filters, plug-and-play filtration systems, consumables and parts that meet the highest level of quality standards.

Filtration Group® offers a combined experience in filtration of over 500 year.

Filtration Group delivers outstanding customer value to industry leaders across the globe and foster a culture of breakthrough innovations with dedicated research and development centers and production plants around the globe.

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