WASHINGTON D.C., — OCTOBER 13, 2014 — Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), a leading producer of filtration systems and components for military, aerospace, and heavy industry applications, has been selected by Nimda Co., Ltd., to provide advanced engine air filtration for the Achzarit Heavy Armored Personnel Carrier (HAPC), used by the Israeli Defense Forces.

Under the terms of the development contract, Donaldson has started to deliver Air Cleaner Assemblies to Nimda Co., Ltd. for use on the Achzarit HAPC. Each assembly will include a Strata™ Panel Pre-Cleaner, Ultra-Web® Vee-Pac™ Filter Elements, and Filter Element Retention Mechanisms. Production of vehicles began in 2014.

“Donaldson is proud to support the Achzarit HAPC, a remarkable fighting vehicle with nearly 25 years of service,” said Matt Fortuna, Director, Defense Ground Vehicle Products. “Donaldson’s Air Cleaner Assembly will deliver unmatched protection for the Achzarit’s new 850-hp engine and enables peak operational efficiency, even in demanding conditions.”

Donaldson’s integrated system design, incorporating pre-cleaning, Vee-Pac filters, and an air scavenge system that removes captured particulates, provides maximum filtration efficiency and eliminates more than 99.99 percent of airborne contaminants from intake air flow. In addition, the system design will ensure proper sealing so that particulates cannot leak into clean air ducts and facilitate maintenance by keeping the retention mechanism open if filter elements are improperly installed.

Donaldson’s Ultra-Web filter media is up to 10 times more efficient than conventional cellulose filtration media and is especially effective in capturing the fine dust found in harsh desert combat environments.

Current and prospective customers can discuss Donaldson’s advanced military vehicle filtration technologies with company experts at the Donaldson exhibit, Booth 8029, during the AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, October 13-15, 2014, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

About Donaldson's Aerospace & Defense Group

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems for the aerospace and defense industry. Our filtration solutions protect fixed wing aircraft, rotorcraft, military ground vehicles, electronic equipment, space vehicles, missiles, military shipboard systems, and amphibious vehicles. We are committed to advancing filtration technology, providing quality products and prompt customer service. Our group serves customers from sales, engineering, and manufacturing locations around the world.

About Donaldson Company

Donaldson is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems 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 filtration solutions through innovative research and development, application expertise, and global presence. Our over 12,400 employees contribute to the company’s success by supporting our customers at our more than 140 sales, manufacturing, and distribution locations around the world.