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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.

We look forward to your feedback: do send us an e-mail or use our comments function. We’ll also be grateful for any ideas as to topics you’d be interested in reading about.


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

Using a dro­ne to deter­mi­ne extrac­tion quan­ti­ties

09.01.2017 | Author: Kim Karotki | 0 Comments
Stu­dents embark on pro­ject at Klasmann-Deilmann Whe­ne­ver pos­si­ble, Klasmann-Deilmann gives assi­gn­ments with a dif­fe­ren­ce to young peop­le doing voca­tio­nal trai­ning and stu­dy pro­gram­mes. The­se inclu­de a cur­rent pro­ject on dro­nes invol­ving five stu­dents. They are using the latest infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy to deve­lop a method that deli­vers extre­me­ly pre­cise quan­ti­ta­ti­ve assess­ments of stocks in extrac­tion are­as. Wea­ther con­di­ti­ons are favoura­ble. It’s sun­ny with almost no wind. Five stu­dents have dri­ven out onto one of our extrac­tion sites. Their dar­ing mis­si­on: a test flight with a dro­ne. Read more

Ano­ther year draws to a clo­se

23.12.2016 | Author: Kim Karotki | 0 Comments
The year is gra­dual­ly drawing to an end and a new one is almost upon us. For many peop­le, this is a time for reflec­tion: to spend time with fri­en­ds or fami­ly, to go out for a cosy meal, to look back at the past year, or to await or pre­pa­re for the new one with cust­oms, ritu­als or by making reso­lu­ti­ons. Whi­che­ver part of the world you live in, whe­ther you cele­bra­te New Year’s Eve by mar­vel­ling at a fire­works dis­play, eating gra­pes or Read more

Dona­ti­ons from Klasmann-Deilmann staff

20.12.2016 | Author: Dirk Röse | 0 Comments
Hel­ping peop­le in dis­t­ress, sup­porting vol­un­ta­ry workers, hel­ping peop­le to help them­sel­ves – the­se cen­tral ele­ments of our cor­po­ra­te soci­al res­pon­si­bi­li­ty were at the heart of a small cele­bra­ti­on at Klasmann-Deilmann, when Jörg de Groot and Mana­ging Direc­tor Nor­bert Siebels pre­sen­ted two sym­bo­lic che­ques for dona­ti­ons of EUR 4000 each to two orga­ni­sa­ti­ons in the town of Twist cal­led “Sei­ten­bli­cke” and “Arche”. Ern­st Schmitz, Mayor of Twist, Peter Liedt­ke from the local coun­cil and Hei­ke Theis­ling, Chair­wo­man of “Sei­ten­bli­cke” were all Read more

Klasmann-Deilmann cer­ti­fied as an excel­lent trai­ning-pro­vi­ding com­pany

19.12.2016 | Author: Dirk Röse | 0 Comments
We pro­vi­de young peop­le with sound voca­tio­nal trai­ning. Sup­porting young employees on offi­ci­al­ly recognis­ed voca­tio­nal trai­ning sche­mes, or a com­bi­ned voca­tio­nal trai­ning und degree pro­gram­me, has been among our firm’s very suc­cess­ful Human Resour­ces mea­su­res for many years. Now Klasmann-Deilmann has been cer­ti­fied as an excel­lent trai­ning-pro­vi­ding com­pany by the Osna­brück-Ems­land-Graf­schaft Bent­heim Cham­ber of Com­mer­ce and Indus­try (IHK). IHK Direc­tor Mar­co Graf had made a spe­cial trip to hand over the cer­ti­fi­ca­te to Klasmann-Deilmann’s res­pon­si­ble Mana­ging Direc­tor Moritz Böcking. During the press 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.