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Company strategy Shaping 2030 is being accelerated and expanded
Package of Measures adopted for the rapid Generation of Value and Reduction of Indebtedness

Over the past several months, K+S has made significant progress with the implementation of Shaping 2030 projects. Despite the progress made, the current difficult external conditions are hampering the achievement of the financial targets. K+S has therefore developed a package of measures to crystallize value rapidly in order to reduce indebtedness.

Digital trading platform for Africa
MFS Africa and K+S invest in Akorion

K+S and the leading pan-African fintech company MFS Africa have partnered in a joint venture to invest in Akorion, an agricultural innovation company in Uganda. The main goal is to further expand Akorion’s digital platform EzyAgric. This technology gives smallholders in Africa significantly better market access and at the same time efficient processes throughout the whole value chain for agricultural products.

Food Frontier InnoDay at Sigmundshall
Sustainably securing the nutrition of tomorrow

Growing population figures, climate change, and globally changing consumer behavior are increasingly focusing on sustainable food security as a pressing challenge of our time. It is essential to forge alliances between industry, research and the start-up scene, and to promote innovative business models. At the invitation of K+S, Dr. Bernd Althusmann, Minister of Economics, Labor, Transportation, and Digitalization of Lower Saxony, as well as other stakeholders from politics, science and business as well as start-up companies met today at the K+S Sigmundshall site near Hanover. At the same time, the event marked the starting signal for the build-up of the new K+S Innopark in Sigmundshall.

Hessian schools awarded
K+S supports MINT

Today, the "MINT Zukunft schaffen" ("Creating a MINT Future") initiative awarded 48 schools in Hesse the "MINT-friendly school" award. The award is presented under the sponsorship of the Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK – conference of education ministers). K+S, as the host of the event in Kassel, supports the award and emphasizes its own efforts to more strongly promote MINT occupations and apprenticeships. Furthermore, 11 schools were honored as "Digital Schools".

Q3 2019 figures
Revenues and earnings above previous year

K+S increased revenues for the third quarter by 8 % to € 905 million. EBITDA doubled in the same period to € 81 million. Higher prices and increased sales volumes in the Agriculture customer segment were decisive for the positive development.

Liquid gas storage Bernburg
50 years of safe energy for central Germany

The favorable geological conditions of the Bernburg salt deposit allow it to be used for a variety of purposes. It began in 1884 with the extraction of brine, was soon supplemented by conventional mining, and has been using excavated caverns for energy storage for 50 years. The liquid gas storage facility at the Bernburg salt mine, located in two caverns of the Gnetsch brine field, can now look back on 50 years of successful operation.

Stronger focus on the customer
New internet website and modern appearance

K+S has enhanced its corporate design. The company is creating a new corporate framework for operating and acting as "One K+S". All in line with the Shaping 2030 strategy.

Shaping 2030
K+S bundles business in K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH

K+S has taken a further step on the way to becoming "One K+S": The subsidiaries K+S KALI GmbH and esco - european salt company GmbH & Co. KG, have now been merged into one company under the new name of K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH. K+S already merged its disposal and logistics activities into K+S KALI GmbH in July. To think and act as one company follows the new corporate strategy Shaping 2030.

100 years of potash research
More than the art of potash hot leaching

On October 28, 1919, the systematic research into the extraction and processing of potash salts - at that time a very "young" raw material - began with the founding of a potash research institute in Staßfurt. With the Analytics and Research Center (AFZ) in Unterbreizbach, Thuringia, K+S has a well-established competence center where the history of potash continues.

Shaping 2030
Sale of Baltic Train

K+S sells its Baltic Train container train to modal 3 Logistik GmbH, the former Börde Container Feeder GmbH (BCF). This is a joint venture between Rhein-Umschlag GmbH & Co. KG, Walter Lauk Containerspedition GmbH and K+S Transport GmbH, which has since been merged into K+S KALI GmbH. The companies are each one third shareholders of modal 3 Logistik.