Universal AET is a global provider of custom-engineered air management solutions to the power generation, oil & gas, industrial processing, rail transportation and backup power markets. For more than half a century, OEMs, EPCs, Packagers and End-Users have relied on Universal AET to engineer acoustic, emission and filtration systems and enclosures to their unique needs and back them with unparalleled support, across the entire energy generation lifecycle. Our comprehensive single-sourced solution not only meets environmental, regulatory and operational requirements, but helps operators reduce costs, improve the efficiency of equipment and eliminate safety and compliance risk. Our systems portfolio features exhaust and inlet systems, including silencers, ducts, structural steel, enclosures, dampers/diverters and filters for gas turbines and diesel and NG engines.

Quality Technical Solutions With Integrity & Excellent Service

Customers do business with Universal AET because of our level of technical expertise, integrity, unparalleled customer service and high quality. Continuous innovation in design and manufacturing form the solid foundation and exemplary results of partnerships with our customers. Our dedication to customer service and value-added offerings are the cornerstone of our mission statement.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to exceed the requirements of our customers by providing clean, quiet technology for the world’s energy needs.  We are committed to continually improving our business performance and create value for our customers.

Business Principles

Our dedicated employees create value for our customers, suppliers, investors, and communities. We create this value and maintain our brand integrity through:

  • Safe working environments
  • Meeting quality expectations
  • Providing customized solutions
  • Meeting delivery commitments
  • Responsive service and support
  • Continually improving processes to achieve outstanding business results

Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Policy

Universal AET is committed to exceed customer requirements and uphold a quality focused, safe and healthy environment for our employees.  We will accomplish this through continuous improvement of management systems, prevention of pollution and compliance to all regulatory requirements.


Since being formed in 1959, Universal AET has always been focused on providing custom-engineered air management solutions for large reciprocating and turbine engines as well as industrial process equipment. Acquired by Nelson Industries in 1971, Universal moved to Nelson’s corporate and technology campus in Stoughton, Wisconsin. When Cummins Inc. (a global manufacturer of diesel engines) acquired Nelson Industries in 1998, Universal became a Cummins company. In 2007, Universal AET emerged as an independent company when it was sold by Cummins.

Today, Universal AET with it’s global headquarters in the United States continues in its heritage of providing high quality custom-engineered designs, products and services to our global customers through dedicated employees positioned around the world.