"We seek dialogue with you."

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.


Klasmann-Deilmann honours long-ser­vice employees and reti­rees

06.12.2017 | Aut­hor: Dirk Röse | 0 Com­ments
A total of more than 850 anni­ver­s­a­ries cele­bra­ted Klasmann-Deilmann hosted a cele­bra­ti­on to bid fare­well to eight employees who were ent­e­ring their reti­re­ment. Ten employees were also honou­red for their long ser­vice to the com­pa­ny. Mana­ging Direc­tor Moritz Böcking than­ked the employees on behalf of the com­pa­ny: “Each and every one of you has hel­ped in your own indi­vi­du­al area to make Klasmann-Deilmann a tho­rough­ly suc­cess­ful com­pa­ny – a com­pa­ny that is the glo­bal lea­der in its own line of busi­ness.” He wis­hed Read more

Our voca­tio­nal trai­nees get all dra­ma­tic

22.11.2017 | Aut­hor: Kim Karotki | 0 Com­ments
Acting work­shop in Groß Hese­pe Our voca­tio­nal trai­nees, par­ti­ci­pants in a dra­ma work­shop, had three days – from Tues­day to Thurs­day – to work on a play. As they had to pre­mie­re their pro­duc­tion on the Fri­day, the clock was ticking. Their venue was the new lec­tu­re theat­re in Groß Hese­pe. Stam­ping their feet, clad in yel­low rub­ber boots, and for­ming a cara­van, our voca­tio­nal trai­nees enter the sta­ge. They make a cir­cle, each indi­vi­du­al eit­her side­ways on to, or with their backs to, Read more
Com­pe­ten­ci­es | Care­er

Ammo­nia reduc­tion for impro­ved growth of orga­nic basil

13.11.2017 | Aut­hor: Kim Karotki | 0 Com­ments
One of our ‘Deutsch­land­sti­pen­di­um’ scho­l­ar­ship hol­ders wins Green Chal­len­ge Impro­ving the growth of orga­nic basil ‑ spe­ci­fi­cal­ly, by redu­cing the con­cen­tra­ti­on of ammo­nia in orga­nic fer­ti­li­sa­ti­on ‑ was the focus of a Master’s the­sis by Chris­ti­an Fre­richs. Fre­richs, who stu­di­ed agri­busi­ness and food indus­try manage­ment at Osna­brück Uni­ver­si­ty of App­lied Sci­ence and was one of our ‘Deutsch­land­sti­pen­di­um’ scho­l­ar­ship hol­ders, exp­lains the signi­fi­can­ce of ammo­nia in gro­wing orga­nic basil. Joi­ning him for our inter­view is his men­tor Eck­hard Schlü­ter, one of Klasmann-Deilmann’s pro­duct advi­sers Read more
Com­pa­ny | Sustai­na­bi­li­ty

Redu­cing emis­si­ons, assuming more respon­si­bi­li­ty

01.11.2017 | Aut­hor: Dirk Röse | 0 Com­ments
Klasmann-Deilmann pres­ents its Sustai­na­bi­li­ty Report Klasmann-Deilmann GmbH has now pre­sen­ted its 2016 Sustai­na­bi­li­ty Report, a publi­ca­ti­on in which the com­pa­ny regu­lar­ly pro­vi­des infor­ma­ti­on about key deve­lop­ments in natu­re con­ser­va­ti­on and cli­ma­te pro­tec­tion, the use of resour­ces and the sustai­na­bi­li­ty manage­ment tar­gets spe­ci­fied by the Group. “We take our cor­po­ra­te respon­si­bi­li­ty for eco­lo­gy, eco­no­my and soci­al issu­es very serious­ly and are con­ti­nuous­ly working to achie­ve fur­t­her impro­ve­ments in many are­as,” com­ments Mana­ging Direc­tor Nor­bert Siebels. “Our Sustai­na­bi­li­ty Report ensu­res the necessa­ry trans­pa­r­en­cy Read more

How to make nur­s­e­ry work easier on your back

23.10.2017 | Aut­hor: Kim Karotki | 0 Com­ments
Making our 200-lit­­re bales easier to hand­le ‑ an inst­ruc­tive video Our 200-lit­­re bales hold a lot of pro­duct, and our custo­mers appre­cia­te this. It means, howe­ver, that the­se packa­ging units are not exact­ly in the fea­ther­weight class. In the nur­s­e­ry, 200-lit­­re bales are remo­ved from the pal­let by hand and then mecha­ni­cal­ly ‑ or, often, manu­al­ly ‑ redu­ced in size befo­re the gro­wing medi­um is used in the pot­ting machi­ne. This pro­cess can put a real strain on workers’ backs, so any­thing 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

Jan Köb­bing | Sustai­na­bi­li­ty Manage­ment

Dr Jan Köb­bing has been pur­suing various rese­arch pro­jects at Klasmann-Deilmann sin­ce 2015, on topics inclu­ding Spha­gnum far­ming and the res­to­ra­ti­on of for­mer peat extrac­tion sites. As Sustai­na­bi­li­ty Mana­ger, he also coor­di­na­tes our emis­si­ons reduc­tion mea­su­res and the pre­pa­ra­ti­on of our cli­ma­te foot­prints. His con­tri­bu­ti­ons to our blog rela­te main­ly to cor­po­ra­te soci­al respon­si­bi­li­ty.