Investment in additional space and new technology demonstrates commitment to customer service
February 21, 2007 — MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI), a leading, worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, announces the opening of four distribution centers.
Discussions with Donaldson’s customers identified the need for additional product distribution abilities. As a result, new distribution capacity was added in Belgium, Indiana, South Africa, and Mexico.
The new 230,000 square foot facility in Brugge, Belgium is enhanced by state of the art systems that allow for lean distribution services. Donaldson began shipping out of the Belgian center in November.
The expanded Rensselaer, Indiana facility is Donaldson’s largest U.S. distribution center. The Indiana location has been expanded by 50% to 600,000 square feet, which will address the growing demand for replacement parts from U.S. and Canadian customers.
Donaldson’s new Johannesburg, South Africa facility opened in September. This 90,000 square foot facility was built to support customers in South Africa, as well as, sub-Saharan Africa.
A new 72,000 square foot distribution center opened in Aguascalientes, Mexico in November. This facility will support customers in Mexico and Latin America.
“These new and expanded distribution centers represent major investments for our future and are critical to our continued success of supporting our global customers locally,” said Bill Cook, Chairman, President, and CEO of Donaldson. “We are confident that our customers will benefit from these investments and our ongoing commitment to providing value-added filtration products.”
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.donaldson.com or contact Donaldson Company at (952) 887-3131.
About Donaldson Company
Donaldson is a leading worldwide provider of air and liquid filtration systems and replacement parts that improve people’s lives, enhance our customers’ equipment performance, and protect our environment. We are a technology-driven company committed to satisfying our customers’ needs for diesel engine equipment and industrial filtration solutions through innovative research and development, superior technology, and global presence. Our 12,000 employees contribute to the company’s success by supporting our customers at more than 100 sales, manufacturing, and distribution locations around the world.
Donaldson is a member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, and Donaldson shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol DCI. Additional company information is available at www.donaldson.com
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007
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