2016 in facts and figures
Our commitment to sustainable corporate governance permeates all of our company’s activities. Both the successes we achieve and the setbacks we experience make us all the more determined to continue down the path we have chosen. This is part of who we are, and our company facts and figures reflect this.
Our financial results for 2016
In the 2016 financial year we achieved sales revenue of EUR 185.6 million (previous year: EUR 176.9 million). The Klasmann-Deilmann Group’s year-end balance sheet total was EUR 186,6 million. Our equity capital increased by EUR 5.4 million year-on-year to EUR 80.4 million.
Our production quantities in 2016
Our production of growing media for commercial horticulture and the consumer segment increased to 3.549 million m³ in 2016 (previous year: 3.401 million m³). The amount of raw peat materials extracted decreased to 2.887 million m³, whereas the quantity of both wood fibre (162,000 m³ as opposed to 138,000 m³ in 2015) and green compost (up from 96,000 m³ to 101,000 m³ in 2016) rose year-on-year.
Our short-rotation forestry plantations in 2016
The total area allocated to the creation of short-rotation forestry (SRF) plantations increased to a total of 3,131 hectares in the 2016 financial year (previous year: 2,927 ha). Of this, some 2,400 hectares were under active management as at year’s end.
Our workforce in 2016
In 2016 we had an employee headcount of 938 (2015: 937). Of these, 896 were in full-time employment (2015: 898) and 843 had open-ended contracts (2015: 848). Our workforce included 387 employees in administration (2015: 376) and 551 in technical/industrial activities (2015: 561). The breakdown by sex was as follows: 754 males (2015: 754) and 184 females (2015: 183).
Our logistics operations in 2016
Klasmann-Deilmann supplies customers with growing media in over 70 countries on five continents. Our logistics operations are therefore of crucial importance. In 2016, we used around 40,000 trucks, 2,300 railway cars, 100 barges/ships and 8,800 containers to transport our products.
Managing directors and shareholders
The Managing Directors of Klasmann-Deilmann GmbH are Norbert Siebels (since 1990) and Moritz Böcking (since 2011). Our shareholders are the Bad Bentheim-based company Deilmann-Montan GmbH, with a stakeholding of 57.5%, and the Meppen-based firm Klasmann Anlage- und Verwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG, which holds a 42.5% interest. The Chair of the Administrative Board is Carl-Gerrit Deilmann (since 2007).