Site Philippsthal Hera
Hattorf, Wintershall, Unterbreizbach, Merkers

Plant Werra – Our biggest potash plant

Site Heringen Wintershall
Hattorf, Wintershall, Unterbreizbach, Merkers

Plant Werra – our biggest potash plant

Site Unterbreizbach
Hattorf, Wintershall, Unterbreizbach, Merkers

Plant werra – our biggest potash plant

Site Unterbreizbach Analytics and Research Center
Hattorf, Wintershall, Unterbreizbach, Merkers

Plant Werra – our biggest potash plant

Today's Werra plant was established in 1997 through the merger of the four formerly independent plants Hattorf and Wintershall (Hesse) as well as Unterbreizbach and Merkers (Thuringia). This created a highly efficient production facility: The integrated network includes crude salt supply, production, wastewater management, workshops, railway operations, energy supply, administration, and training.

Analytics and Research Center (AFZ)
K+S Aktiengesellschaft
Address
Zum Salzberg 4
36414 Unterbreizbach
Germany
Erlebnis Bergwerk Merkers
Address
Zufahrtstraße 1 OT Merkers
36460 Krayenberggemeinde
Germany
Central Engineering Combined workshop-Central workshop
K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH
Address
Lengerserstraße 10
36266 Heringen
Germany
Potash mine Werra, Distribution Center
K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH
Address
Hattorfer Str.
36269 Philippsthal
Germany
Potash mine Werra, Hattorf
K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH
Address
Hattorfer Str.
36269 Philippsthal
Germany
Contact
Potash mine Werra, Merkers
K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH
Address
Zufahrtstraße 1 OT Merkers
36460 Krayenberggemeinde
Germany
Potash mine Werra, Shaft Hera
K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH
Address
Nipper Straße
36269 Philippsthal
Germany
Contact
Potash mine Werra, Shaft Herfa-Neurode
K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH
Address
Herfagrund
36266 Heringen
Germany
Contact
Potash mine Werra, Shaft Sünna (Shaft Unterbreizbach II)
K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH
Address
an B84 gelegen
36404 Sünna
Germany
Potash mine Werra, Unterbreizbach
K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH
Address
Schachtstraße
36414 Unterbreizbach
Germany
Potash mine Werra, Wintershall
K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH
Address
In der Aue 1
36266 Heringen
Germany
Underground storage Herfa-Neurode
K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH
Address
Herfagrund
36266 Heringen
Germany
Contact
+49 (6624) 81-1677

Impressive shaft towers and mine cars at all entrances to the Werra valley indicate that mining has shaped the entire region and continues to do so. The area of the mine underground is similar in size to the city of Munich with suburbs. The integrated facility is the largest site of K+S Minerals and Agriculture with an annual output of about 20 million tonnes of crude salt.

The products manufactured from crude salt mined underground are delivered to numerous countries worldwide. In addition to fertilizers, preliminary products for various technical and industrial applications as well as for the pharmaceutical, food and feed industries are manufactured here.

Partner in the region

Plant Werra employs almost 4,400 people (including the central technology craftsmen at the site and 300 trainees), almost half of whom work underground. This makes it an important employer and training company between Bad Hersfeld and Eisenach. 85% of the employees come from the Wartburg district and the district of Hersfeld-Rotenburg. In addition, the plant is an important client for the local mid-sized economy and a major taxpayer for the local communities. This makes it a central building block for the development of the East Hesse/South Thuringia region.

The Merkers Adventure Mine attracts more than 70,000 visitors to the region every year and around 3,000 visitors a year take part in guided tours of the Werra Caliber Mining Museum on Monte Kali. In addition, the Werra plant is active as a sponsor - mainly in the promotion of youth sports.

 

Fact sheet

Plant Werra at a glance

Founded 1997
Type of site Production
Crude salt extraction: approx. 19 million tonnes/year
Capacity / production: approx.  3.2 million tonnes product/year
Number of employees: approx. 4,400 total workforce
approx. 300 trainees
Working at K+S

One employer – many opportunities

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