6 December 2017

Talks in Uganda

K+S CEO Meets Prime Minister Rugunda

During a trip to Uganda lasting several days, K+S CEO Dr. Burkhard Lohr met with Ugandan Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda on Tuesday. They talked for about one hour and discussed topics such as economic opportunities in the east African country and K+S activities being conducted there.

K+S is planning to develop an agricultural trading platform in Uganda. It is intended to help small farmers procure urgently needed fertilizers in smaller quantities as well. In connection with this, Lohr also met local companies that could be potential cooperation partners. “We’re already conducting very promising negotiations. I’m confident that we’ll shortly be able to launch the planned trading platform to develop this market with its enormous opportunities,” said Lohr. This measure is one of the numerous growth options that K+S identified as part of “Shaping 2030”, the new group strategy that was presented at the beginning of October.

K+S already has many years of experience with agriculture in Uganda. In 2013, the company initiated the “Growth for Uganda” aid project together with the NGO Sasakawa Africa Association. After just a few years of intensive agricultural training, the living and income situation of almost 650,000 people has been improved significantly.

About K+S

K+S considers itself as a customer-focused, independent minerals company for the segments of Agriculture, Industry, Consumers, and Communities and wants to grow the EBITDA to € 3 billion in 2030. Our over 14,000 employees enable farmers to provide nutrition for the world, provide solutions that keep industries going, improve daily life for consumers and provide safety in the winter. We continually meet the growing demand for mineral products from production sites in Europe, North and South America as well as a worldwide sales network. We strive for sustainability because we are deeply committed to our responsibilities to people, environment, communities and economy of the regions in which we operate. Learn more about K+S at www.k-plus-s.com.

Michael Wudonig


Phone: +49 561 9301 1262

Michael Wudonig

Bertha-von-Suttner Str. 7
34131 Kassel

Phone: +49 561 9301 1262
Fax: +49 561 9301 1666

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