World leader in filtration for nearly 30 years, Donaldson was founded in Kanal.

At the Domjean plant, more than 300 people (240 permanent and 90 temporary workers) are filtration systems specialists.
At the Domjean plant, more than 300 people (240 permanent and 90 temporary workers) are filtration systems specialists. (© Image provided by Donaldson company)

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.

American giant Donaldson builds exhaust pipes and lines, but also produces pollution control systems for farm machinery and public works machinery.
American giant Donaldson builds exhaust pipes and lines, but also produces pollution control systems for farm machinery and public works machinery. (© Image provided by Donaldson company)

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.

Romain LenoirDonaldson Domjean has been running the site for three months.

More advanced products

Donaldson's Domjean facility develops and manufactures exhaust pipes and lines.
Donaldson’s Domjean facility develops and manufactures exhaust pipes and lines. (© Image provided by Donaldson company)

since 1996 and the Domjean site, which was acquired by the American giant Donaldson, research and development department.

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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.

Romain LenoirDonaldson de Domjean site manager

Investments made

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.

new equipment

The world leader in filtration has been established in Domjean since 1993.
The world leader in filtration has been established in Domjean since 1993. (© Image provided by Donaldson company)

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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