Fertilizer specialties are our strength
Neuhof-Ellers is the southernmost plant of K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH in Germany and is also known as the "specialty plant". The plant distinguishes itself above all in the production of fertilizer specialties, the main product being Korn-Kali®. With its central location in the middle of Europe, the location has a great advantage for supplying the important European agricultural markets.
The Neuhof-Ellers plant, with its approximately 700 employees, including about 50 trainees, is one of the most important regional employers and ensures stable added value through the production of potash and magnesium fertilizer specialties. In addition, the plant regularly places orders for supplies and services with companies in the vicinity of the site and thus provides the economic basis for a large number of regional jobs. Its social commitment applies to social institutions, associations and clubs, especially for the promotion of youth and sports.
Neuhof-Ellers at a glance
Type of site:
Crude salt extraction:
|approx. 4 million tonnes/year|
approx. 700 total workforce
approx. 340 underground
approx. 280 above ground
approx. 90 commercial and other employees
approx. 7% trainees (around 50 trainees in five professions)
One employer – many opportunities
Discover attractive and varied job opportunities at K+S and get to know us as an employer. In motivated teams, you will have the opportunity to contribute your knowledge, strengths and ideas in a targeted way. In addition, we offer you attractive social benefits, extensive development opportunities, company health management and much more.
We are looking forward to getting to know you!
Protecting the environment
"Monte Kali" (Mount Kali)
Neuhof-Ellers in pictures
History of the potash plant
1900 - First exploratory drilling
1906 - 1909 - Drilling of Neuhof shaft
1910 - Start of production at the Neuhof plant
1912 - 1921 - Drilling of Ellers shaft
1921 - Start of production at the Ellers plant
1926 - Closure as a result of the streamlining of the potash industry
1953 - 1954 - Reconstruction of the facilities below and above ground; deepening of the Neuhof shaft up to 602 m
1954 - Resumption of production at the Neuhof-Ellers plant
1974 - Commissioning of the world's first ESTA plant
1995 - Extraction of the 100 millionth ton of crude salt from the Neuhof shaft
2003 - Completion of the new social building
2006 - 100th anniversary of the Neuhof-Ellers potash plant
2013 - Commissioning of the salt water pipeline Neuhof-Philippsthal
2016 - Record extraction and production of 4 million tonnes of crude salt
This might interest you too!
Adventure Mine Merkers
At the Merkers Adventure Mine, visitors can experience for themselves what it means to be a miner. Adventure tours, sports, concerts, and special events 500 - 800 meters underground.