Dirk Röse

Lea­ding in green com­post and alter­na­ti­ve constituents

Klasmann-Deilmann and Olde Bol­haar agree Joint Venture

Klasmann-Deilmann and Olde-Bol­haar are poo­ling their acti­vi­ties in the field of com­post and will work with a joint ven­ture in the future. In the com­ing years, the com­pa­ny is to be deve­lo­ped into the lea­ding sup­plier of high-qua­li­ty green com­post and other raw mate­ri­als for sub­stra­te production.

With retroac­ti­ve effect from 1 Janu­a­ry 2021, the Klasmann-Deilmann Group is acqui­ring 50% of the shares in both Olde Bol­haar Eco-Ser­vice GmbH, based in Gildehaus/Bad Bent­heim, and Olde Bol­haar Eco-Ser­vice B.V., based in Zel­hem and Dui­ven. At the same time, Klasmann-Deilmann is con­tri­bu­ting its own com­pos­ting plants in Gees­te and Dör­pen to the com­pa­nies of the Olde Bol­haar Group. In the future, the com­pa­ny will be mana­ged by Chris­tia­an Olde Bol­haar, Mana­ging Part­ner of the Olde-Bol­haar Group, and Ted Vol­leb­regt, Mana­ging Direc­tor of Klasmann-Deilmann Bene­lux B.V.

In Ger­ma­ny, the Nether­lands and many other coun­tries, the demand for high-qua­li­ty green com­post is gro­wing,” say Moritz Böcking and Bernd Weh­ming, mana­ging direc­tors of the Klasmann-Deilmann Group. „Tog­e­ther, we will now vigo­rous­ly expand this busi­ness area and extend it to all major hor­ti­cul­tu­ral mar­kets in nor­thwes­tern Euro­pe. For Klasmann-Deilmann, the tran­sac­tion now com­ple­ted is a step of stra­te­gic impor­t­ance. By 2025, we aim to incre­a­se the share of rene­wa­ble raw mate­ri­als in our group-wide sub­stra­te sales to 30%. The joint ven­ture makes a signi­fi­cant con­tri­bu­ti­on to expan­ding our raw mate­ri­al resour­ces to this end and secu­ring the gro­wing demand for green com­post for our gro­wing media.”

Olde Bol­haar and Klasmann-Deilmann have enjoy­ed a clo­se and suc­cess­ful working rela­ti­ons­hip for many years,” says Chris­tia­an Olde Bol­haar. „We value the shared inno­va­ti­ve strength and the com­mon high qua­li­ty stan­dards. Our goal is to expand the joint ven­ture into the lea­ding sup­plier of sub­stra­te-rea­dy green com­post and other alter­na­ti­ve con­sti­tu­ents in nor­thwes­tern Euro­pe over the next few years. In par­ti­cu­lar, the Dui­ven site is of stra­te­gic impor­t­ance due to the expan­si­on pos­si­bi­li­ties for the pro­duc­tion of rene­wa­ble raw mate­ri­als for the sub­stra­te indus­try and the favor­able loca­ti­on for logistics.”

Ted Vol­leb­regt adds: „The deve­lo­p­ments in the Euro­pean com­mer­cial hor­ti­cul­tu­re and sub­stra­te sec­tors crea­te a solid star­ting point for our joint acti­vi­ties. We are brin­ging tog­e­ther our respec­ti­ve com­pe­ten­ci­es and strengths and can explo­it syn­er­gies. In this way, we will ensu­re that the incre­a­sing demand for orga­nic and high-qua­li­ty raw mate­ri­als for the pro­duc­tion of gro­wing media can soon be ser­ved on an even lar­ger scale.”