K+S

With our products, we ensure the supply of essential goods

The products and services of K+S are crucial for supplying the population in the fields of medicine, pharmaceuticals, food production, agriculture and animal feed. By using our underground caverns, we also contribute to an orderly waste management system.

Press release of April 19, 2021

Sale of the American salt business: US Department of Justice allows sale to proceed

The US Department of Justice has allowed the sale of the American salt business to Stone Canyon Industries in the USA to proceed.

Annual Report 2020

Figures for the financial year 2020

In an interview, Dr. Burkhard Lohr, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S AG, explains the business development of the company in the 2020 financial year and provides an outlook for 2021. He also talks about the implementation of the package of measures to reduce indebtedness.

Press releases of March 11, 2020

Financial year 2020 – Keeping on track during the pandemic

Through extensive prevention measures and an effectively functioning crisis management system, K+S has been mastering the challenges of the ongoing corona pandemic comparatively well. The company posts operating earnings EBITDA of €445 million (2019: €640 million), including discontinued operations.

Holger Riemensperger appointed as new member of the Board of Executive Directors

The Supervisory Board of K+S Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Mr. Holger Riemensperger (51) to the Board of Executive Directors of the Company. As of April 1, 2021, he will assume responsibility as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the management and further development of the Agriculture and Industry+ customer segments, and the Production and Engineering, Supply Chain as well as Health, Safety, Sustainability, Quality & Management System functions at K+S.

K+S Annual Report 2020. Young apprentice with facial mask.

Annual Report 2020

Read all numbers and facts about K+S in our new 2020 Annual Report.

Difficult conditions: The declined EBITDA from continuing and discontinued operations in 2020 (2019: €640 million) was mainly attributable to lower potash prices, a weaker de-icing salt business due to weather conditions, corona, and one-off expenses associated with the restructuring of the administrative functions.

Ad hoc disclosure of March 9, 2021

K+S Aktiengesellschaft: K+S obtains unqualified audit opinion for the consolidated financial statements as of December 31, 2020

Following the presentation of the consolidated financial statements as of December 31, 2020 by the Board of Executive Directors, the Company's auditor, Deloitte GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Hanover, today issued an unqualified audit opinion on the 2020 consolidated financial statements.

K+S pharmaceutical salt (APISAL®) is produced by a highly developed evaporated salt process and contains no additives.

Transportation medium for the corona vaccine

The Biontech/Pfizer corona vaccine COMIRNATY® is only applicable with the addition of high-purity sodium chloride solution. K+S is one of the largest manufacturers of the pharmaceutical-grade sodium chloride required for this purpose.

corona pandemic

Dealing with the corona pandemic

It is part of our social responsibility to serve the needs of our customers in the medical, pharmaceutical, food production, animal feed and agricultural sectors in the best possible way and to ensure the safe disposal of waste.

Digitalization in Africa’s agriculture

Together with local partners, K+S offers the EzyAgric App in Africa, which helps small-scale farmers to improve their harvests thereby raising their standard of living.

Focus on four business segments

K+S's business is focused on four segments: agriculture, industry, consumers, and communities. The same applies in all segments: The customer is the focus of our activities.

About K+S sites

Over 90 sites on five continents

Regionally sourced, worldwide. K+S has production sites in Europe, North, Central, and South America, with additional distribution sites in Africa and Asia.

1 company, 1,000 possibilities: The wide range of career opportunities at K+S

More than 14,000 employees work for us at more than 90 locations worldwide. Here you will find detailed information about national and international entry and career opportunities.

We care

We strive for sustainability, because we acknowledge our responsibility to the people, the environment, the communities, and the economy in the regions in which we operate.

K+S Sustainability

Sustainability

As a provider of mineral products for the areas of Agriculture, Industry, Consumers and Communities, we think and act with foresight.