Klasmann-Deilmann: We make it grow
Klasmann-Deilmann is the leading corporate group in the international substrate industry, with sales and production companies in Europe, Asia and America. On every continent, our growing media provide a vital basis for the growth of fruit, vegetables, edible mushrooms, ornamental plants, trees and shrubs. They help ensure the success of our partners and customers in the commercial horticulture sector. Our product portfolio includes substrates for professional growers and the consumer sector, white and black peat as raw materials, and green compost and wood fibre manufactured in-house. Moreover, we sell the innovative propagation system Growcoon.
There are various benchmarks we use to gauge how seriously we take our responsibility for humankind, the environment and future generations. These include the monitoring of our raw materials and production processes by Regeling Handels Potgronden (RHP), the certification of our quality-management system to the ISO 9001 standard, our ISO 14001-compliant environmental-management system, the verification of our climate footprint to the ISO 14064 standard, and reporting in compliance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI Standards 2016). The chief restoration measure applied to former peat extraction areas is re-wetting.
In all of our activities, our employees are a foundational asset. Time and again, their commitment plays 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.
Our corporate history goes back to 1913 when Georg Klasmann founded Heseper Torfwerk GmbH, a company which was renamed Klasmann Werke GmbH in 1971. The firm that later became C. Deilmann AG began producing peat in 1920. In its early decades, Klasmann’s main focus was on manufacturing fuel peat and bedding for stables; it built its own peat-fuelled power station. From the late 1950s, Klasmann and Deilmann increasingly focused on producing substrates for commercial horticulture and, in 1974, they began developing growing media based on black peat. The merger of Klasmann and Deilmann in 1990 created Klasmann-Deilmann GmbH, which has since then acquired extensive reserves of raw materials in Germany, Ireland, Lithuania and Latvia, investing in modern substrate factories at central locations. At the same time, subsidiaries were formed in important European countries as well as in Asia and North America, in order to secure a presence in local markets. Alongside this, a network of sales partners arose that now covers the entire world.