AAF International traces its roots to Bill Reed, a skilled engineer and clever entrepreneur who recognized in 1921 that cleaning the air was critical to the growth of society, the development of technology, and the protection of human health. He developed the Reed Air Filter which represented the initial step in building an international company that globally dominates the air filtration industry – AAF International. Today, selling under the AAF and AmericanAirFilter® brand names, AAF clean air products and systems offer the most comprehensive clean air solutions available in the world. Our products are the industry benchmarks for quality and performance, from simple roughing filters, to air pollution control, to gas containment removal, to the highest efficiency filters used in the most stringent clean environments.

About Us

From its world headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, AAF maintains operations in 22 countries with more than 3,000 employees worldwide. AAF is supported in its international ventures through the resources of its parent company Daikin Industries, Ltd., based in Osaka, Japan, a diversified international manufacturing company and a global leader in air conditioning.
AAF offers the most comprehensive global manufacturing capabilities in the air filtration industry, and each facility is specifically designed to manufacture and test the most complex clean air solutions. Additionally, each facility manufactures to the appropriate international quality and performance standards. Our goal is excellence in each product we make. Our corporate quality policy best states the AAF commitment:Customer satisfaction and continuous improvement are our highest priorities. Product quality cannot, and will not, be compromised.
As you read these words, AAF filtration solutions are cleaning air around the globe making us more productive, protecting processes that produce technology and products that improve our lives, and providing protection from airborne threats that threaten our health. Through 90 years of innovation and leadership in air filtration, our motto has not deviated from that stated by Bill Reed those many years ago – Better Air is Our Business®.

AAF International is committed to applying environmentally friendly practices in all aspects of our business operations. We believe that the economic growth of our company and the conservation of our natural environment are complementary. We shall continue to make improvements to our Environmental Management System guided by the philosophy of taking action with the future of the Earth in mind.

AAF International's Quality Management System is ISO Certified. AAF ISO Certified Locations are the Corporate Office in Louisville, Kentucky, the Louisville Cartridge Plant (LCP) located in Louisville, Kentucky (certificate), and the Columbia, Missouri plant (certificate).


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Company details

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Industry Type:
Air and Climate

Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Year Founded:

Over 1000

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