Our History

Our successes are possible because of our creative and dedicated team of professionals, our quality products, and most of all, our customers. 

We look toward the future where Solberg is a fully integrated, worldwide network. With our state-of-the-art facilities, aggressive R&D, and our exceptional team, we continue to grow as a dominant player in every market we serve.


Solberg Beginnings


  • 1966 Charles H. Solberg Sr. invented a new tubular silencer design for small air compressors, the FS Series.
  • 1968 Solberg Distributing, Inc. was founded.
  • The company entered into the Canadian market.
  • Series introduced: oil mist exhaust filters for the high vacuum market.



  • Solberg begins making replaceable filter elements and aims to expand their customer base to include many smaller customers. Solberg Distributing, Inc. becomes Solberg Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Solberg Manufacturing moves to Itasca, IL and begins manufacturing larger assemblies, up to 12" flanges.


  • 1986 Charles H. Solberg, Jr. patents the process for making small "Hockey Puck" design filter elements. New distribution warehouse in Itasca.
  • 1989 Beginning of international sales by entering the European market.
  • Series introduced: filter silencer line for 3 HP compressor market.



  • 1994 Solberg International, Ltd. is established.
  • 1996 Solberg creates the first eCommerce website in the filter manufacturing industry. First website is created.
  • 1990 Sales territory expands to Japan.
  • 1997 Engineering department is created.
  • Series introduced: 2G integrated silencer filter, ATS complete air/oil separation system, EE, VL/VS, HDL series ('98).
  • Offices established: Central/Eastern Europe ('95), Central America, Mexico ('96)









  • Series introduced: LDL and LNT
  • Offices established: Solberg Canada sales and distribution office ('21).
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