“We’re a key factor in our customers’ success.”

2017 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 2017

In the 2017 finan­ci­al year we achie­ved sales reve­nue of EUR 204.2 mil­li­on (pre­vious year: EUR 185.6 mil­li­on). The Klasmann-Deilmann Group’s year-end balan­ce sheet total was EUR 192,6 mil­li­on. Our equi­ty capi­tal increa­sed by EUR 6.3 mil­li­on year-on-year to EUR 86.7 mil­li­on.

Our pro­duc­tion quan­ti­ties in 2017

Our pro­duc­tion of gro­wing media for com­mer­ci­al hor­ti­cul­tu­re and the con­su­mer seg­ment increa­sed to 3.692 mil­li­on m³ in 2017 (pre­vious year: 3.549 mil­li­on m³). The amount of raw peat mate­ri­als extrac­ted decrea­sed to 3.290 mil­li­on m³. The fabri­ca­ti­on of wood fib­re rose to 213,000 m³  (2016: 162.00 m³). The pro­duc­tion of green com­post decrea­sed to 92,000 m³ (2016: to 101,000 m³).

Our short-rota­ti­on forestry plan­ta­ti­ons in 2017

The total area allo­ca­ted to the crea­ti­on of short-rota­ti­on forestry (SRF) plan­ta­ti­ons increa­sed to a total of 3,692 hec­ta­res in the 2017 finan­ci­al year (pre­vious year: 3,131 ha). Of this, some 2,897 hec­ta­res were under active manage­ment as at year’s end.

Our work­force in 2017

In 2017 we had an employee head­count of 988 (2016: 996). Of the­se, 397 were employ­ed in the employee and 591 in the com­mer­ci­al sec­tor. 64.7 per cent of the employ­ment con­trac­ts were out­si­de Ger­ma­ny in the year under review (pre­vious year: 64.4 per cent).

Our logistics ope­ra­ti­ons in 2017

Klasmann-Deilmann sup­plies custo­mers with gro­wing media in over 70 coun­tries on five con­ti­nents. Our logistics ope­ra­ti­ons are the­re­fo­re of cru­ci­al impor­t­an­ce. In 2017, 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).