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The blog is undoubtedly among the most convenient forms of modern communication. At Klasmann-Deilmann, we use our blog to share our thoughts with our partners and friends; customers and suppliers; our active, former and future employees; and (in the broadest sense) our stakeholders – in a timely manner and at an appropriate intensity. And we’ve a lot to say. Our company is always on the move and we want you to be a part of this.

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ISO 9001 and 14001 – latest ver­si­on now adop­ted (1)

17.02.2017 | Author: Kim Karotki | 0 Comments
Suc­cess­ful chan­ge­o­ver for our qua­li­ty manage­ment sys­tem By Sep­tem­ber 2018, busi­nes­ses are requi­red to have swit­ched to the 2015 ver­si­on of cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on governing their qua­li­ty manage­ment and envi­ron­men­tal manage­ment sys­tems. Klasmann-Deilmann’s Qua­li­ty Manage­ment team based in Gee­ste opted for a swift chan­ge­o­ver and has alre­a­dy adop­ted the most recent ver­si­ons. Here, in our two-part report, you can read about the chan­ges that have resul­ted. Our qua­li­ty manage­ment and envi­ron­men­tal manage­ment sys­tems are based on the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 stan­dards Read more

A week at the IPM

08.02.2017 | Author: Kim Karotki | 0 Comments
Our trainees tell their sto­ry Jose­lin Drie­se and Chris­to­pher Kos­se We were alre­a­dy fami­li­ar with many plan­ning pro­ces­ses and work­flows for the IPM in Essen, the world’s lea­ding horti­cul­tu­ral fair, but this year, we had the chan­ce to expe­ri­en­ce the fair at first hand … Mon­day morning: we gathe­red up the last import­ant papers and set off by car. When we arri­ved at the exhi­bi­ti­on cen­tre, the work­men were alre­a­dy busy erec­ting the stands. The ais­les were so crow­ded, it was almost Read more

IPM 2017 in Essen

06.02.2017 | Author: Dirk Röse | 0 Comments
The tra­de fair you can count on It marks the offi­ci­al start of the horti­cul­tu­ral year and is a relia­ble baro­me­ter of the mood in the com­mer­ci­al horti­cul­tu­re sec­tor: every year, tens of thou­sands of tra­de visi­tors attend the Inter­na­tio­nal Tra­de Fair for Horti­cul­tu­re (IPM) to get in the mood for the com­ing sea­son. From 24 to 27 Janu­a­ry 2017, 1,577 exhi­bi­tors from 45 dif­fe­rent coun­tries came to Essen, making the 35th IPM once again the lea­ding tra­de fair for the inter­na­tio­nal Read more

Shaping the future with inno­va­ti­on and sustaina­bi­li­ty

23.01.2017 | Author: Dirk Röse | 0 Comments
The Grow­coon pro­pa­ga­ti­on sys­tem |  A new gene­ra­ti­on of blo­cking substrates  |  Substrates for hydro­po­nic sys­tems  |  A sub­stra­te solu­ti­on to com­bat scia­rids  |  Con­tai­ner mul­ch for small pots  |  TerrAktiv in con­tai­ner substrates “Inter­na­tio­nal com­mer­ci­al horti­cul­tu­re is cur­rent­ly under­go­ing mul­ti­fa­ce­ted chan­ges and is repo­si­tio­ning its­elf for the future,” says Nor­bert Siebels, Mana­ging Direc­tor of the Klasmann-Deilmann Group. “Com­pa­nies that wish to fur­ther advan­ce the­se deve­lop­ments in a res­pon­si­ble man­ner need to bring toge­ther dif­fe­rent per­spec­tives. Pro­fi­ta­bi­li­ty, resour­ces and sustaina­bi­li­ty are among the Read more

Suc­cess­ful start for Gro­wing Media Euro­pe AISBL

13.01.2017 | Author: Dirk Röse | 0 Comments
The new Euro­pean voice of the Gro­wing Media Indus­try As announ­ced ear­lier this year, Gro­wing Media Euro­pe AISBL has now offi­ci­al­ly been esta­blis­hed as an inter­na­tio­nal non-pro­fit non-govern­men­tal orga­niza­t­i­on. Suc­cee­ding the for­mer Euro­pean Peat and Gro­wing Media Asso­cia­ti­on EPAGMA, Gro­wing Media Euro­pe repres­ents lea­ding com­pa­nies and asso­cia­ti­ons active in the field of plant substrates and soil impro­vers all over Euro­pe. “It is with pri­de, enthu­si­asm and strong con­fi­den­ce that we announ­ce the foun­da­ti­on of our own Euro­pean strong­hold repre­sen­ting the Read more

It’s you we write for

Our blog’s editorial staff prepare news and topics relating to our company’s various areas of activity. Here, we briefly introduce the members of the editorial team. Don’t hesitate to use the e-mail addresses given here for purposes of feedback and further information, to ask questions and suggest topics.


Corporate Editor

Dirk Röse | Head of Corporate Communications

Dirk Röse has been at Klasmann-Deilmann since 2004 and heads up the Corporate Communications division. His contributions to our blog are mainly about the company’s latest news and day-to-day activities.

Competencies Editor

Hermann Limbers  | Head of Advisory Service & Quality Management

Hermann Limbers has been with Klasmann-Deilmann since 1983. As part of the Product Development team, his contribution has included his instrumental role in establishing our range of Lithuanian growing media and our organic substrates. His present-day focuses are on international customer guidance and quality management. He consistently enriches our blog with his unique expertise on many aspects of raw materials and products.

Careers Editor

Kim Karotki | Corporate Communications

Kim Karotki has, since 2015, enjoyed a wide-ranging remit pertaining to Klasmann-Deilmann’s internal communications. Her background in journalism stands her in good stead when it comes to researching and delving into complex issues. For her blog entries, she generally takes contributions to internal communications and explores them further; she also focuses on human-resources development and careers.

Sustainability Editor

Geerd Smidt | Head of Sustainability Management

Dr Geerd Smidt is Klasmann-Deilmann’s first Sustainability Manager. Since 2016, he has moved us forward with regard to our climate footprint and life cycle assessments, our measures to reduce emissions, our responsible extraction of raw materials, our dialogue with stakeholders and many other aspects. In our blog he chiefly writes pieces relating to corporate social responsibility.