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

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

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Dombasle-sur-Meurthe at a glance

At the salt plant in Dombasle, the K+S Group processes about 200,000 tonnes of 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 is transported to the Cérébos salt plant, where it is further processed into consumer products for the French market.

Site Facts

K+S France site Cérébos

Founded in: 1866
Site activities: 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. 30-35,000 tonnes/year packaged consumer products

K+S France site Dombasle Saline

Founded in: 1873
Site activities: Production of vacuum salt
Number of employees: approx. 60
Product & service portfolio: Industrial and Consumer products, including Axal and Axal Pro salt tablets, pharmaceutical salt, food grade salt
Prodcution capacities: approx. 200,000 tonnes/year vacuum salt

K+S France site Cérébos

The somewhat older site is the present K+S France site Cérébos 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 3 to 35,000 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, 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

International standards & norms

Our products are certified according to international standards and norms. Here you can find our current certificates.


Dombasle Saline

GMP Certificate

Dombasle Saline

IFS Food Certificate

Dombasle Cérébos

IFS HPC Certificate

Dombasle Cérébos

ISO 9001 Certificate Annex

K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH

ISO 9001 Certificate

K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH

Kosher Certificate

K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH, K+S France SAS, Frisia Zout B.V.

NF Certificate

Dombasle Saline
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K+S France S.A.S., Site Cérébos Production & Packaging of salt products
1 Rue de la Saline
54110 Dombasle-sur-Meurthe
K+S France S.A.S., Site Dombasle Saline Factory Dombasle
Porte Est - Route des Digues
Zone Artisanale Solvay
54110 Dombasle-sur-Meurthe
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