2018 in facts and figures
Our commitment to sustainable corporate governance permeates all of our company’s activities. Both the successes we achieve and the setbacks we experience make us all the more determined to continue down the path we have chosen. This is part of who we are, and our company facts and figures reflect this.
Our financial results for 2018
In the 2018 financial year we achieved sales revenue of EUR 219.5 million (previous year: EUR 204.2 million). The Klasmann-Deilmann Group’s year-end balance sheet total was EUR 198.4 million. Our equity capital increased to EUR 93.9 million.
Our production quantities in 2018
Our production of growing media for commercial horticulture and the consumer segment increased to 3.898 million m³ in 2018 (previous year: 3.692 million m³). Due to the very good weather conditions in the harvesting season 2018 the amount of raw peat materials extracted increased to 4.016 million m³. The fabrication of wood fibre rose to 250,000 m³ (2016: 213,000 m³). The production of green compost decreased to 78,000 m³ (2016: to 92,000 m³).
Our short-rotation coppice plantations in 2018
The total area allocated to the creation of short-rotation coppice (SRC) plantations increased to a total of 3,368 hectares in the 2018 financial year (previous year: 3,267 ha). Of this, some 3,029 hectares were under active management as at year’s end.
Our workforce in 2018
In 2018, the Klasmann-Deilmann Group had an international employee headcount of 1,041 (2017: 1,010).
Our logistics operations in 2018
Klasmann-Deilmann supplies customers with growing media in over 70 countries on five continents. Our logistics operations are therefore of crucial importance. In 2018, we used around 40,000 trucks, 2,300 railway cars, 100 barges/ships and 8,800 containers to transport our products.
Managing directors and shareholders
The Managing Directors of Klasmann-Deilmann GmbH are Moritz Böcking (since 2011) and Bernd Wehming (since 2018). Our shareholders are the Bad Bentheim-based company Deilmann-Montan GmbH, with a stakeholding of 57.5%, and the Meppen-based firm Klasmann Anlage- und Verwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG, which holds a 42.5% interest. The Chair of the Administrative Board is Carl-Gerrit Deilmann (since 2007).