Donaldson Company Inc., a leading worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, on December 10 will celebrate the grand opening of its new, state-of-the-art facility in Skarabimierz, Poland.
At this 108,000 sq. ft. (10,000 m²) facility, 55 Donaldson employees produce heavy-duty air filters for both the on-road and off-road equipment markets, supporting the most popular original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers in Europe's agriculture, mining and transportation industries. The plant is already expanding; it will begin producing liquid filters later this fiscal year to help meet the growing OEM and Aftermarket Customer demand within the region.
Grand opening festivities will include remarks by Tod Carpenter, Donaldson President and CEO, Wim Vermeersch, Donaldson Vice President Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Leszek Strugala, Donaldson Poland Plant Manager.
"This new manufacturing facility represents a significant investment in our future growth plans and our continued focus of supporting our global customers locally," says Wim Vermeersch, Donaldson's Vice President EMEA. "We have been very pleased with the support and collaboration in the startup by the employees, management, Polish government and local Skarbimierz officials."
Donaldson's other Eastern European locations include a distribution center in Bratislava, Slovakia, manufacturing plants in Klášterec, Czech Republic, Kadaň, Czech Republic and now Skarbimierz, Poland. Globally, Donaldson operates an extensive manufacturing and distribution base with 42 manufacturing plants in 26 countries and 22 distribution centers in 18 countries. We will continue to build upon our global footprint so we can offer customers value-added products in every important market.