ABOUT
US
 

ABOUT
US

Since 1966, Solaft has been proudly helping customers solve highly technical filtration challenges for heavy industrials sectors. Originally formed as the small Filtration Division of Albany International, Australia, today Solaft is a global organisation with >300 staff spread across our regional operating sites in Australia, Asia, and South America and office or distributor sites across all key markets across the world.

Whilst we have grown considerably over >55-years, what has remained consistent in our business is our depth and breadth of technical expertise, our solutions focused mindset and our customer first culture. Our reputation as an industry leader has been built on a deep understanding in each of the industries in which we operate, and combined with in house design and manufacturing teams, it allows us to truly understand the unique needs of each of our customers and develop high quality, high-performance, cost-effective products that directly address their requirements.

Solaft believes that filtration can help with our future, and we are focused on helping our customers bring this to life over the next >55-years and beyond.

OUR

HISTORY

  • Solaft founded in Australia as Albany Filtration Technologies.
  • First filtration products developed for aluminium, lead and zinc industries.

1966

  • Solaft founded in Australia as Albany Filtration Technologies.
  • First filtration products developed for aluminium, lead and zinc industries.

  • Solaft supplied the first pressure filter to the alumina industry.

1968

  • Solaft supplied the first pressure filter to the alumina industry.

  • Solaft expanded its operations to include dust collection bags for the iron ore industry.

1971

  • Solaft expanded its operations to include dust collection bags for the iron ore industry.

  • Solaft began operations in Brazil.
  • Solaft expanded its operations to include shaker bags for Coal-Fired Power Generation.

1972

  • Solaft began operations in Brazil.
  • Solaft expanded its operations to include shaker bags for Coal-Fired Power Generation.

  • Solaft was the first to apply pulse jet technology in Coal-Fired Power Generation.

1979

  • Solaft was the first to apply pulse jet technology in Coal-Fired Power Generation.

  • Solaft supplied its first Coal-Fired Power station in the USA and South Africa.

1995

  • Solaft supplied its first Coal-Fired Power station in the USA and South Africa.

  • Innovative woven fabric was introduced for Shaker bags in Coal-Fired Power Generation.

2001

  • Innovative woven fabric was introduced for Shaker bags in Coal-Fired Power Generation.

  • Solaft opened a 10,000 sqm factory in China with yarn plant, looms, and fabrication equipment, and became the first company to supply pulse jet filter bags to the Chinese Coal-Fired Power Generation sector.

2005

  • Solaft opened a 10,000 sqm factory in China with yarn plant, looms, and fabrication equipment, and became the first company to supply pulse jet filter bags to the Chinese Coal-Fired Power Generation sector.

  • Albany International sold Albany Filtration Technologies, and the company became 100% Australian owned.

2008

  • Albany International sold Albany Filtration Technologies, and the company became 100% Australian owned.

  • Solaft opened a 2,000 sqm factory in Brazil with fabrication capability.
  • A PPS fabric capable of filtering up to 20 mg/Nm³ was developed.

2009

  • Solaft opened a 2,000 sqm factory in Brazil with fabrication capability.
  • A PPS fabric capable of filtering up to 20 mg/Nm³ was developed.

  • Long life Kelly Filters were developed and installed at an Australian refinery.

2010

  • Long life Kelly Filters were developed and installed at an Australian refinery.

  • Albany Filtration Technologies was rebranded as Solaft Filtration Solutions to emphasize the company’s independence and commitment to providing solutions to its customers.

2013

  • Albany Filtration Technologies was rebranded as Solaft Filtration Solutions to emphasize the company’s independence and commitment to providing solutions to its customers.

  • A high-efficiency filter bag made from P84/PPS material was developed specifically for use in Coal-Fired Power Generation.

2014

  • A high-efficiency filter bag made from P84/PPS material was developed specifically for use in Coal-Fired Power Generation.

  • A PPS fabric capable of filtering up to 10 mg/Nm³ was developed.

2015

  • A PPS fabric capable of filtering up to 10 mg/Nm³ was developed.

  • Australian operations moved to a new modern facility in Somersby.

2018

  • Australian operations moved to a new modern facility in Somersby.

  • A PPS fabric capable of filtering up to 5 mg/Nm³ was developed.

2019

  • A PPS fabric capable of filtering up to 5 mg/Nm³ was developed.

  • Solaft acquired Enviro Technologies Pty Ltd.

  • Solaft opened a 2,200 sqm factory in India.

2022

  • Solaft opened a 2,200 sqm factory in India.

  • Solaft Acquired Ptronik Pty Ltd.

2023

  • Solaft Acquired Ptronik Pty Ltd.

OUR

HISTORY

OUR

MISSION & VISION

Our Mission

To expertly develop and implement world leading gas and liquid filtration solutions to enable customers in our key markets to meet their complex and ever changing environmental challenges.

Our Vision

To be the company that understands our customers’ gas and liquid filtration needs best, thereby allowing us to align our organisation with providing competitive, innovative and bold products and services that deliver superior solutions and outcomes.

OUR

VALUES

INNOVATIVE

We constantly strive to pragmatically evolve and adapt our business model, product range and operating methods to increase efficiency and deliver superior products and services to our customers.

CUSTOMER FOCUSSED

We constantly strive to understand our customers’ needs and safely deliver products and solutions that consistently improve the customers’ experience and outcomes.

ENERGETIC

We demonstrate enthusiasm and excitement in completing tasks to a high standard and in a timely manner.

EXCELLENCE WITH SIMPLICITY

We seek excellence in all we do by simplifying the complicated.

ACCOUNTABLE AND COLLABORATIVE

We work together and take responsibility to define a problem or opportunity, create a solution and to ensure the solution is delivered reliably.

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