BWF Envirotec - Welcome to South Africa

BWF Envirotec Group welcomes its 9th production plant

Since May 2017, BWF Envirotec Group has also had a majority share on the African continent. BWF Envirotec, South Africa specialises in manufacturing and distributing filter bags and filter cloths as well as in providing services.

The experienced team around Yolandi Serfontein, Chief Executive Officer, takes care of a wide range of industrial sectors. These include, among others, not only mining, and cement and petrochemical industry, but also the power plant, steel, food and pharmaceutical industry. The primary focus is on the South African countries of Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Customised services, ranging from filter bag installation, including supply of support baskets and comprehensive accessory components form the core competences in the service area. These services are provided in conjunction with a network of established specialists.

The plant is situated in Nigel, Gauteng province, in the so-called “East Rand”, part of the strong economic area of Johannesburg.

BWF Envirotec has already had a successful presence in South Africa for more than a decade. BWF Envirotec filter bags are therefore in use for instance in the continent’s two largest coal-fired power plants. These retain the fly ash generated during the combustion process and ensure efficient dust separation and neutralisation of noxious gases.

“It is a pleasure to be able to welcome our new colleagues in South Africa on board BWF Envirotec Group. Our aim, together with Yolandi Serfontein’s team, is to consistently further expand our site and our market share. This applies to the South African market and the potentials in the neighbouring regions”, says Dr. Philipp von Waldenfels, Managing Partner BWF Group.



Yolandi Serfontein
Chief Executive Officer
BWF Envirotec, South Africa
BWF Environmental Dynamics SA (Pty) Ltd.
P O Box 164
No 5, 1st Avenue, Vorsterskroon
Nigel, 1490, South Africa

Phone: +27 (0) 11 814-2820
Fax: +27 (0) 11 814 2783
Direct Fax: 086 574 2735


BWF Envirotec, South Africa production building in Nigel


About BWF Envirotec:
BWF Envirotec is the international market leader in the field of filter media for industrial filtration. The product portfolio ranges from needlona® brand filter media, including the PM-Tec® membrane product line to Pyrotex® KE filter elements. BWF Envirotec filter media find applications in the aluminium, cement and steel industry, in power plants and waste incineration plants, among others, or also in the food industry.

BWF Envirotec was the first manufacturer in the world to introduce needle felts as a filter medium in 1968. With its head office in Offingen/Bavaria and production and distribution sites in Germany, China, India, Italy, Austria, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, the USA, Australia and Czech Republic in addition to a sales network in more than 50 other countries, BWF Envirotec guarantees economically viable solution concepts and technical services in line with the market.

BWF Envirotec is part of the BWF Group. With more than 1400 employees throughout the world, the company operates in the field of industrial dedusting, production of technical felt materials, wool felts and in plastics technology.