Skadi Menne

New pro­duc­tion site in France

Klasmann-Deilmann coope­ra­tes with Méditourbe

The new pro­duc­tion faci­li­ty in Saint Lou­is du Rho­ne in Fran­ce has alrea­dy been run­ning for a good year. On behalf of the Klasmann-Deilmann Group, the French com­pa­ny Médi­tour­be here pro­du­ces gro­wing media and pot­ting soils. The site has now been offi­cial­ly ope­ned in a cere­mo­ny atten­ded by 160 guests. Cus­to­mers and sales part­ners were given a com­pre­hen­si­ve insight into the new sub­stra­te factory.

Sin­ce the foun­da­ti­on of the sales com­pa­ny Klasmann-Deilmann Fran­ce in 1980, pot­ting soils and gro­wing media have been pro­du­ced in Ger­ma­ny and trans­por­ted to the South of Fran­ce by ship, train or truck. From now on, gro­wing media from Klasmann-Deilmann are also avail­ab­le “made in Fran­ce”. Pro­duc­tion now takes place whe­re the cus­to­mers are with their nurseries.

Moritz Böcking, Mana­ging Direc­tor of the Klasmann-Deilmann Group, exp­lai­ned: “We have been pro­du­cing gro­wing media and pot­ting soils of the usu­al high qua­li­ty here for a year now. Our cus­to­mers are alrea­dy very gra­te­ful for this. Thanks to the pro­xi­mi­ty to their nur­se­ries, we are more fle­xi­ble, have signi­fi­cant­ly shor­ter dis­tri­bu­ti­on chan­nels and can respond more quick­ly to their wis­hes – advan­ta­ges that will con­ti­nue to streng­t­hen our clo­se rela­ti­ons­hips in the long term.”

For Médi­tour­be, Pre­si­dent Chris­to­phe Richar­dot wel­co­med the guests. “I am very plea­sed that we were able to rea­li­ze the pro­ject at this loca­ti­on. It is important to be clo­se to cus­to­mers and to be able to sup­ply them quick­ly with the pro­ducts they want. And that is exact­ly what we are making pos­si­ble with this loca­ti­on.” Beno­it Plan­ques, Mana­ging Direc­tor of the French Asso­cia­ti­on for Gro­wing Media and Fer­ti­li­zers AFAIA, also empha­si­zed in his speech how important this site is for the opti­mum and rapid sup­ply of nur­se­ries, par­ti­cu­lar­ly in sou­thern France.

Moritz Böcking thank­ed the sup­pliers and ser­vice pro­vi­ders as well as the team of the Dijon Céréa­les coope­ra­ti­ve group. “My per­so­nal thanks go to the team at Médi­tour­be, our new pro­duc­tion part­ner. We are laun­ching some­thing new here and this requi­res strong and reli­able part­ners. It is very for­tu­n­a­te that Médi­tour­be is that part­ner. In a spe­cial way, I would like to thank our cus­to­mers and part­ners who have actively accom­pa­nied the pro­cess in the first year. Without you and your loyal­ty, it would not have been possible.”