The Donaldson company, which manufactures filter products worldwide, is expanding its site in Haan. A symbolic ground-breaking ceremony at the beginning of October marked the start of construction of a new production and development hall.
Among other things, a clean room will be built on 2,400 square meters of floor space in which filters with special hygiene requirements will be produced, for example for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. The new hall, which is to be completed by mid-2019, also includes development and laboratory rooms as well as social and training rooms.
Heiner Carstensen, CEO of Donaldson Haan, sees the company's investment in the North Rhine-Westphalian location as a "vote of confidence in the good qualifications, motivation and high productivity of the employees in Haan". Plant manager Peter Schaaf sees the new building as "a good foundation for the future of our company".
Donaldson is a publicly traded US company with 10,000 employees at 140 locations worldwide. Haan currently has 230 employees, 90 of whom work in production.