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Our company is always on the move.

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.


A win-win-win situa­ti­on

21.06.2017 | Author: Kim Karotki | 0 Comments
Scho­lar­ship sche­me gives stu­dents a boost Klasmann-Deilmann is com­mit­ted to sup­porting and encou­ra­ging young peop­le. That’s why we’re invol­ved in the ‘Deutsch­land­sti­pen­di­um’ scho­lar­ship sche­me, which has pro­ved to be a ‘win-win-win’ situa­ti­on! An ani­ma­ted trio are wal­king around our Gees­te site toge­ther. Anja Frit­zen (Advi­so­ry Ser­vices) and The­re­sa Rob­be (Qua­li­ty Manage­ment) are sho­w­ing Lisa Pad­eff­ke the pro­duc­tion area, lab and green­hou­se. They are explai­ning to her how our busi­ness works and how dif­fe­rent parts of our ope­ra­ti­ons inter­act to crea­te the Read more

Care­er gui­dance in Gees­te

12.06.2017 | Author: Kim Karotki | 0 Comments
Pupils make seed balls Klasmann-Deilmann is a manu­fac­tu­rer of gro­wing media. “What is that, actual­ly?” is a ques­ti­on that is pres­u­m­a­b­ly not only asked by youngs­ters in the eighth gra­de who are begin­ning to think about a care­er. Pupils from Geschwis­ter Scholl School in Gees­te found out the ans­wer when they joi­ned us for a day of care­er gui­dance. The youngs­ters are gathe­red around a table whe­re they are using their hands to shape gro­wing media into balls the size of golf balls. Using their litt­le Read more

A gre­at hono­ur for Klasmann-Deilmann Šilutė

01.06.2017 | Author: Kim Karotki | 0 Comments
Prime Minis­ter pays a visit Visits from high-ran­king politi­ci­ans are not exact­ly an ever­y­day occur­rence in a com­pa­ra­tive­ly small sec­tor such as the sub­stra­te indus­try. So the oppor­tu­ni­ty to wel­co­me Lithuania’s Prime Minis­ter was a very spe­cial occa­si­on for our col­leagues in Šilutė. Alt­hough Klasmann-Deilmann Šilutė is among the lea­ding employ­ers in the district of Klaipė­da, it still came as a sur­pri­se when, whi­le on the road, Lithuania’s Prime Minis­ter Sau­li­us Skver­ne­lis announ­ced his visit. Fin­ding out about this was a spe­cial moment for our Read more

Rena­tu­ra­ti­on with spha­gnum far­ming

22.05.2017 | Author: Kim Karotki | 0 Comments
Klasmann-Deilmann pro­mo­tes fun­da­men­tal rese­arch Klasmann-Deilmann’s spha­gnum far­ming pro­ject pro­mo­tes fun­da­men­tal rese­arch. Ino­cu­la­ting drai­ned peat bogs with peat mos­ses and the asso­cia­ted re-water­log­ging rai­ses the suc­cess rate of res­to­ring the­se sites. To mark the launch of a pro­ject by three doc­to­ral can­di­da­tes, Klasmann-Deilmann and the young sci­en­tists pre­sen­ted the pro­ject to the Ger­man Federal Envi­ron­men­tal Foun­da­ti­on (DBU) at the pro­ject site in Gees­te. The pro­ject team is made up of Klasmann-Deilmann employees, mem­bers of Han­no­ver University’s Insti­tu­te of Envi­ron­men­tal Plan­ning and Thü­nen Read more

Klasmann-Deilmann starts part­nership with Wage­nin­gen incu­ba­tor Start­Li­fe

10.05.2017 | Author: Dirk Röse | 0 Comments
Sup­porting young entre­pre­neurs and inno­va­ti­ve ide­as |  Aimed at fin­ding inno­va­tions to pro­mo­te horti­cul­tu­re The Klasmann-Deilmann Group is increa­sing its activi­ties to deve­lop inno­va­ti­ve pro­duct solu­ti­ons for the pro­fes­sio­nal horti­cul­tu­re sec­tor and has laun­ched a part­nership with the Dutch Food & Agri Incu­ba­tor “Start­Li­fe”, which is sup­por­ted by “Wage­nin­gen Uni­ver­si­ty & Rese­arch”. The part­nership will focus on co-ope­ra­ti­ons with star­tups in terms of pro­mi­sing sustainable inno­va­tions that can take horti­cul­tu­re to a hig­her level. In addi­ti­on to Jan Mei­ling, Mana­ging Direc­tor of “Start­Li­fe”, 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.