Alina Strickmann

Committed to Emsland

New building in Groß Hesepe

In 2016, Klasmann-Deilmann GmbH will start work on constructing a new administrative building at its corporate headquarters in Groß Hesepe. These plans have been driven by the Group’s continuous growth.

Klasmann-Deilmann has been extracting and processing raw peat in the Emsland region for more than a century. It was just over 50 years ago that production of growing media and potting soils began here; this remains the core business of the internationally operating group. And the company has been headquartered at Groß Hesepe right from the beginning.

Klasmann-Deilmann is now planning the construction of a new administrative building at Georg-Klasmann-Straße. The ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled for this summer, with preparatory work having begun in February. The building is due to be ready for use in the second half of 2017.

“Our firm is growing continuously,” says Managing Director Moritz Böcking. “And this means our workforce is growing too, as are the demands in terms of modern administration and corporate culture. We have long reached the limits of the available space in our existing building complex, and that’s where the new building comes in!” As well as numerous offices, extensive facilities for training – including the company’s ‘Academy’ courses – are planned, along with a canteen. Outside, a new experimental greenhouse will open up entirely new possibilities for Klasmann-Deilmann’s research and development activities. And regularly changing exhibitions will enable visitors to find out about the organisation’s history and future.

“This new building reflects our clear commitment to Groß Hesepe and to the Emsland district,” says Managing Director Norbert Siebels. “Klasmann-Deilmann is the most innovative and sustainable company in the industry, and one of the most attractive employers in the region. The planned building will emphasise this fact. We enjoy being based in Emsland and will continue to manage our worldwide operations from here.”