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Donaldson Receives ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Certification

Verification of Donaldson’s Capability as a Quality Supplier to the Automotive Industry

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – March 2, 2015 - Donaldson Venting, supplier of hydrophobic and oleophobic vents that protect automotive components from pressure fluctuations, liquids, and harmful contaminants, announced today it has received ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Certification. This rigorous third-party certification validates the organization’s focus and commitment to continuous improvement and its assurance of high quality parts – all key to extending the life of automotive components such as headlamps, sensors, powertrains, and fluid reservoirs.

Obtaining ISO/TS 16949 required the organization to demonstrate that it complies with the third party quality management system. It will also be required to pass annual quality audits by the independent third party. The ISO/TS 16949 certification earned by Donaldson Venting applies to the Venting business unit, located in Minnesota, Belgium, China, and Japan.

Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI) is a leading, worldwide provider of filtration systems that improve people’s lives, enhance Customers’ equipment performance, and protect the environment. Jay Ward, Sr. Vice President of Donaldson’s Industrial Group, expressed pride in achieving this validation: “Donaldson’s one hundred years of filtration expertise has resulted in many innovative solutions across a wide variety of applications. Throughout our history, we have focused on protecting our Customers’ components and improving equipment performance at the best value. This important validation offers our Customers the confidence they need and displays Donaldson’s commitment as a world-class automotive supplier.”

About the ISO/TS (Technical Specification) 16949:2009

Quoted from the International Automotive Task Force (IATF)

The ISO/TS 16949 was jointly developed by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) members and submitted to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for approval and publication. The document is a common automotive quality system requirements catalog based on ISO 9001:2008, and specific requirements from the automotive sector. This document, coupled with customer-specific requirements, defines quality system requirements for use in the automotive supply chain.

About Donaldson Venting Donaldson

Venting has supplied vents that protect devices and enclosures from pressure fluctuation, liquids, and harmful contaminants. From lighting to sensors to powertrain and fluid reservoirs, we have a vent that will work for your application, or our team of industry-leading designers can provide you with custom solutions to meet your venting needs. For more information, visit our website at

About Donaldson Company

In 2015, Donaldson celebrates a century of providing global filtration solutions that improve people’s lives, enhance Customers’ equipment performance, and protect the environment. The 100-year-old, technology-driven Company is committed to satisfying Customers’ needs for filtration solutions through innovative research and development, application expertise, and a global presence. Over 12,800 dedicated employees contribute to the Company’s success by supporting Customers at more than 140 sales, manufacturing, and distribution locations around the world. In fiscal year 2014, Donaldson reported sales of $2.5 billion and record earnings per share. Donaldson is a member of the S&P MidCap 400 and Russell 1000 indices, whose shares trade on the NYSE under the symbol DCI. Additional information is available at


March 2, 2015


Albert Luna
Donaldson Company, Inc.
North America

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Donaldson Company, Inc.
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Donaldson Company, Inc.
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