COMPO Group Milestones
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Foundation of COMPO in Münster, Germany. Development of potting soil for household use
Start of Export Activities
Export of consumer products to neighbouring contries
Start of Professional Business Group
Wintershall acquires a 50% share of COMPO. Start of professional business group
Innovation: Floranid Fertilizer Technology
Introduction of the innovative Isodur-based Fertilizer Floranid
Acquisition of SEM (FR)
Akquisition der Firma SociAcquisition of the company Société de Engrais Monnot (FR) with the consumer brand SEM
Take over by BASF
BASF acquires a 100% share of COMPO
Cooperation with Klasmann-Deilmann (D)
Start of cooperation with Klasmann-Deilmann, a European substrate producer in the consumer business group
Introduction of ENTEC fertilizer technology
Takeover by K+S
Takeover of COMPO`S worldwide business activities by K+S, one of the world largest suppliers of potash, magnesium, salt and fertilizer
Acquisition of Algoflash (FR)
Acquisition of the company Laboratoire Algochimi (FR) with the consumer brands ALGOFLASH, Gardiflor as well as the brand Gesal
Opening of Logistic Center
Launch of logistics center in Münster, Germany
Beteiligung LKF (LV)
Beteiligung an dem Torfunternehmen LKF in Lettland
Investment in LKF (LV)
Investment in peat production company LKF in Latavia
Cooperation with Syngenta
Strategic Alliance with Syngenta for an European-wide marketing of plant products in the consumer business group
The 50th anniversary of COMPO
The head office in Münster celebrates COMPO`s 50th anniversary
Acquisition of the home and small garden business of Spiess-Urania
COMPO acquires the brands and products of the home and garden range of Spiess-Urania, which includes the successful VORO brand
Profi becomes Expert
Profi becomes Expert - strategic realignment of the business segment
Seperation from K+S
After separating from K+S, COMPO has been operating successfully in the market as a non-consolidated, independent company since March 2011
COMPO aquires terrasan Haus+ Gartenbedarf GmbH.
Innovation: COMPO SANA with about 50% less weight
In launching COMPO SANA quality potting soil with about 50% less weight, COMPO has tapped into new sales potential and solved one of the biggest problems consumers face when they buy potting soils.
COMPO BIO all-inclusive organic range launch
COMPO launches an all-inclusive range of purely organic plant care products under the COMPO BIO brand. Using the natural raw material sheep's wool as a component in slow-release fertiliser has started a new market trend.
Kingenta acquires COMPO GmbH
Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group Co. Ltd. was founded in 1998 and is China's leading manufacturer of plant and grain nutrition products.
COMPO's 60th anniversary
From the first provider of potting soil in consumer-friendly packaging to an international brand for potting soils, fertilisers, lawn seed, and plant protection products – COMPO celebrates its 60-year success story.
Investment in the composting factory in Vienna
COMPO invests in the future! The composting factory in Vienna will be modernised and the production capacities expanded.
COMPO Shanghai opens in China
COMPO establishes its first branch in the Far East and lays the foundation for tapping into the Chinese market.