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.

Site Facts

Neuhof-Ellers at a glance

Standort Neuhof-Ellers Schachtanlage Ellers
Type of site: Production
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)

Site Focus

The site at a glance

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.


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

Working at K+S

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!


International standards & norms

Our products are certified according to international standards and norms. Here you can find our current certificates.

IFA Protect & Sustain program: Product stewardship

ISO14001 Certificate

Residue Management (Tailings Pile Management and Saline Wastewater Management) at site Neuhof-Ellers

ISO 50001 Certificate K+S Aktiengesellschaft

K+S Aktiengesellschaft Certificate with enclosure

ISO 50001 Certificate

K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH

Sicher mit System Certificate

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K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH Potash mine Neuhof-Ellers
Training site
Am Kaliwerk 6
36119 Neuhof
+49 6655 81 1009