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With 240 permanent and 90 temporary workersis one of the largest companies in Saint-Lois. takes place in town of Domjean (Manche), 20 km south of Saint-Lô.
His name : Donaldson. Named after Franck Donaldson, the inventor of the first air filter for a tractor in 1915.
customers from all over the world
Since 1993 the Domjean site has been producing. exhaust systemsand since 2008, emission control systems for off-road vehicles, i.e. off-road equipment (agricultural and construction machinery). “We have clients all over the world,” says site manager Romain Lenoir. In France (30% of sales), worldwide (North America, China and Brazil, ie 25% of sales) and Europe (Finland, Belgium, Italy and Germany, ie 45% of sales). »
very powerful activity
Despite the health crisis, the American group is experiencing very strong activity for a year and a half. “The market is very cyclical. We were very affected by the 2008 economic crisis. Back then, we had to make layoffs to deal with it, recalls Romain Lenoir. But right now we are growing. »
New hires to come
Evidence: the site is going keep hiring. “We established 20 people last year and we will continue because we need permanent workers. Donaldson is looking for operators, welders, adjusters and forklift drivers.
How to apply?
Donaldson hires temporary operators, welders, adjusters and forklift drivers. If you would like to apply, simply email your CV to the following address: [email protected]
Turnover multiplied by 5
Today, the Domjean site impressive growth.
Turnover has doubled in 20 years. Over the years, we have developed new technologies and implemented new products with thinner materials, more complex shapes and more complex systems.
More advanced products
since 1996 and the Domjean site, which was acquired by the American giant Donaldson, research and development department.
In our design office, we design and develop the products we test in the laboratory before putting them into production. These are tailor-made solutions for our customers. We have moved from acoustic systems to complete and highly detailed decontamination systems. For example, in 2007 we implemented SCR technology (a selective catalytic reduction process) for a French tractor manufacturer and its engine manufacturer.
If Donaldson has developed its products, to new standards control of pollutant emissions. “The goal is to have cleaner diesel engines than ever before. Since January 2021 we have been implementing Phase V, which aims specifically to reduce emissions of fine particles and nitrogen oxides (NOx). »
For this site Domjean invested new machine especially in automatic machines such as welding robots in recent years.
after building 2.500 m2 warehouse2nd Specializing in filtration systems in 2010, the company acquired a second site in 2014: a paint factory in Condé-en-Normandy (Calvados). “In 2018, we expanded the facilities of our R&D department thanks to the financial support of Saint-Lô Agglo. One year ago, we invested in new machinery and integrated the production of isolation sleeves, which we would double the capacity of during the year. “Enough to allow Donaldson to stay at the top and continue his ascent.
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