Dombasle-sur-Meurthe

Two neighboring sites supply salt - and the famous table salt brand Cérébos®

Dombasle-sur-Meurthe has the salt plant and factory of esco france S.A.S., which produces high-purity evaporated salt, on the one hand, and the neighboring salt mine Cérébos S.A.S., which exclusively manufactures consumer products - including the table salt brand Cérébos®, which is popular in France.

K+S France S.A.S.
Address
1 Rue de la Saline
54110 Dombasle-sur-Meurthe
France
esco france S.A.S. - Factory Dombasle
Address
ZA Solvay Porte Est Route des Digues
54110 Dombasle-sur-Meurthe
France
Contact
+33 383182111
+33 383182139
Saline Cérébos S.A.S. - Production & Packaging of salt products
Address
1 Rue de la Saline
54110 Dombasle-sur-Meurthe
France
Contact
+33 383182111
+33 3 83182139

At the salt plant in Dombasle, the K+S Group processes about 800,000 tonnes of brine annually into various evaporated salt products, for example into high-purity pharmaceutical salt and into the well-known AXAL® salt tablets for water softening. Some of the salt produced in the salt plant is transported by truck to the Cérébos salt plant, where it is further processed into consumer products for the French market.

Dombasle-sur-Meurthe is also the headquarters of K+S France S.A.S., the French holding company of the K+S Group, which acts as a holding company for K+S KALI France, K+S KALI Wittenheim, esco france and Saline Cérébos.

Fact sheet

Saline Cérébos S.A.S.

Founded in: 1866
Type of site:

Compaction, packing and packaging of salt for consumer products

Number of employees: approx. 70
Product & service portfolio:

Consumer products, including Cérébos® table salt and compacted salts

Production capacities: approx. 56k tonnes/year packaged consumer products
Fact sheet

Saline and vacuum salt plant of esco france S.A.S.

Founded in: 1873
Type of site: Production of vacuum salt
Number of employees: approx. 60
Product & service portfolio:

Consumer products, including Cérébos® table salt and compacted salts

Prodcution capacities: approx. 200k tonnes/year vacuum salt
History

Saline Cérébos S.A.S.

The somewhat older site is the present Saline Cérébos S.A.S. plant, founded in 1866 as the "Botta à Dombasle" by decree of Napoleon III. In the beginning, an underground brine deposit was used to produce its own salt using the pan-boiling process. Since 1964, however, Saline Cérébos has exclusively been manufacturing consumer products and supplying the salt for them - and the majority of the salt supplied comes from the neighboring evaporated salt factory. At the site, about 70 employees process about 56,000 tonnes of salt annually - including for the popular table salt brand Cérébos®, which is well-known in France and has been in existence since 1902.

In 2016, the Saline Cérébos , rich in tradition, celebrated its 150th anniversary with numerous campaigns both for employees and for the public.

The history of the somewhat younger saline and evaporated salt factory begins in 1873, when the Solvay company settled in Dombasle-sur-Meurthe - then still Dombasel an der Mörthe - and industrialised the traditional rock salt production in Lorraine and converted it to salt production. Fresh water is fed under pressure into a salt dome, the salt is dissolved and brought to the surface as saturated brine, where it is further processed.

1900 Dombasle - Octobon
The "Saline Octobon" (today: Saline Cérébos) in Dombasle in 1900
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