Established in June 1986, Advanced Filtration Systems Inc. (AFSI) is a joint venture of Caterpillar Inc. and Donaldson Company, Inc. AFSI manufactures liquid filters using automated, computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) techniques. Highly automated production techniques enable AFSI to manufacture filters of the highest quality at competitive prices. The filters are used in lube, fuel, and hydraulic applications.
AFSI has been recognized for exemplary efforts in creating a progressive work environment focusing on quality and employee involvement and safe practices both internally and externally. Caterpillar has recognized AFSI since 1993 as a certified supplier of quality and material filters.
The decision to establish a European branch in the Czech Republic came in 2007. In 2009, AFSI Europe began serving the needs of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.