Who we are and what we do

Klasmann-Deilmann is the leading corporate group in the international substrate industry, with numerous sales and production companies in Europe, Asia and America, and a network of sales and production partners on every continent. Everywhere, our growing media provide a vital basis for the growth of fruit, vegetables, edible mushrooms, herbs, ornamental plants, trees and shrubs. They help ensure the success of our partners and customers in the commercial horticulture sector and are an integral part of the food sector value chain. 

Our product portfolio includes substrates for professional growers and the consumer sector, white and black peat as raw materials – both our own resources and externally sourced – as well as wood fibre, green compost, coir and perlite – both manufactured in-house and produced by partner companies which whom we are closely affiliated. We also distribute the Growcoon propagation system, establish ourselves as a provider of digital solutions for growers with the online platform Log & Solve, and supply peat moss to accelerate peatland restoration.

In the renewable-energy sector, we distribute regenerative raw materials. Our raw wood materials produced on our own short-rotation coppice (SRC) plantations contribute to the supply of climate-friendly energy, especially in the Baltic region.

We share in the collective responsibility for humankind, the environment and future generations. And we refer to internationally recognised benchmarks to gauge how seriously we take this. Regeling Handels Potgronden (RHP) monitors our raw materials and production processes. Our quality-management system is certified to the ISO 9001 standard and our environmental-management system adheres to ISO 14001. We manage our peat extraction areas in compliance with Responsibly Produced Peat (RPP) guidelines. We rehabilitate former extraction sites in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, chiefly by means of re-wetting. We have our carbon footprint verified to the ISO 14064 standard and we prepare our Sustainability Report in line with the Global Reporting Initiative’s GRI Standards 2016.

The strategic focus of our company, a medium-sized family business, is extremely forward-looking. Keen to remain the most successful and sustainable producer of growing media, we are single-mindedly building on the lead we have in the development and use of renewable resources, ground-breaking substrate blends and innovative solutions for commercial horticulture.

In all of our activities, our employees are a foundational asset. Time and again, their expertise and commitment play a crucial role in moving us forward in terms of corporate sustainability and customer satisfaction. We encourage their development and are delighted by their strong ties with our organisation.

Innovation as a tradition


Georg Klasmann establishes his Heseper Torfwerk (peat works in Hesepe)


Carl Deilmann starts peat extraction in Börgermoor


The “Rühler Moor” peat-fired power station goes into operation


Registration of the Florabella brand


Production of the very first ready-to-use substrate starts in Sedelsberg


Foundation of Klasmann-Deilmann Benelux


Foundation of Klasmann-Deilmann France


Merger into Klasmann-Deilmann GmbH


Start of composting operations


Inauguration of the substrate factory in the port of Rotterdam


Foundation of Klasmann-Deilmann Asia Pacific


Business activities start in Belgium


Start of GreenFibre® production


State-of-the-art substrate factory in Silute/Lithuania


Foundation of sales companies in the USA, Italy and Austria


Business activities start in Latvia


First Sustainability Report published


100th anniversary


Foundation of Klasmann-Deilmann China


State-of-the-art big bale factory in Silute/Lithuania


Sales of the Growcoon® propagation system start


Inauguration of the Innovation Centre in Geeste


Launch of “Log & Solve” – a digital platform for monitoring and consulting


Joint venture with Olde Bolhaar


Acquisition of Australian Growing Solutions Pty Ltd (AGS)

Overview of our business fields

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