MANESAR, Gurgaon Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI), a leading, worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, announced today the company will host a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the completion of its manufacturing facility expansion in Gurgaon, Haryana, India on December 15, 2009 . Bill Cook, Donaldson‘s chairman, president and chief executive officer, will attend the ceremony along with several customers and members of the local government.
The Gurgaon, India facility opened in 1994 to manufacture Gas Turbine Engine intake systems and air filters. Manufacturing capacity was expanded in 1999 with the establishment of the Engine Systems & Parts‘ Radial Seal air intake filtration manufacturing capability. The 2009 capacity enhancement, announced in July 2009, triples the size of the previous plant and includes an in-house Engine product design facility for system solutions sought after by local OEM and aftermarket customers. The new 70,000 square foot facility primarily produces air filtration products (such as engine air intake systems and air filter service elements) and hydraulic filtration systems for the engine and vehicle and gas turbine markets.
Commenting on the upcoming grand opening, Bill Cook, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Donaldson Co., said: “I am very excited about the upcoming expansion in Gurgaon. With the significant investment in this expansion, we will be very well positioned to serve our Customers throughout India. We thank both our employees and our customers for their support. Jay Ward, senior vice president, Engine Products at Donaldson Company, said: "India is a thriving market for Donaldson filtration technologies. We anticipate that this in-country manufacturing presence will bolster sales and after-sales service to our OEM, independent aftermarket distribution and end-user customers in the region and around the world. We completed our expansion of the facility on schedule and are pleased to host this grand opening."
As part of the grand opening, Donaldson will launch the XRB12 Air Cleaner product. Features of the XRB12 include the following:
• Smaller in diameter compared to competitive brands with similar airflow
• Improved handling and maintenance: lighter and smaller, changing filters is a snap
• Cover latch position allows for minimum service clearance and eases filter service
• Mounting brackets built-in to air cleaner body eliminating need for mounting bands
• Standard (stock) housings include: primary filter, safety filter, and a filter service indicator port
For more information on Donaldson India‘s air and liquid filtration products, visit our new website designed for the region: www.donaldsonindia.com or contact Donaldson Co. at 952-887-3131.