Donaldson Company was founded in 1915 when Frank Donaldson Sr. developed a simple air cleaner to solve a farmer’s tractor problems. In the late 1920s, crop fires caused by engine sparks fuelled our diversification into exhaust products. Success and innovation in agricultural equipment led directly to opportunities in the construction and mining markets and later to the over-the-road truck market.
By the 1950s, Donaldson had established worldwide sales and distribution through licensing agreements with overseas manufacturers. Their strong client relationships accelerated their international growth nearly 40 years ago. Donaldson established operations in England to support Caterpillar in 1958, and today they service the needs of our customers through operations in 19 countries.
If you want the best engine protection for your vehicle or equipment, then you can’t afford not to use a Donaldson. Donaldson is the technology leader in the design and manufacture of heavy-duty air, oil, fuel and coolant filters for mobile equipment. Their extensive range of filters for on-highway and off-road applications means that we’ve got solutions to protect engines and vehicles in all shapes and sizes, no matter the industry.