Our business

K+S considers itself as a customer-focused, independent minerals company for the Agriculture, Industry, Consumers, and Communities segments and wants to grow the EBITDA to € 3 billion in 2030.

Our approximately 15,000 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, the environment, the communities and the economy in the regions in which we operate.

New corporate strategy SHAPING 2030

As part of our new corporate strategy SHAPING 2030, we want to realise synergy potentials more intensively and have created a new structure so as to more closely integrate the previously separated Potash and Magnesium Products and Salt business units, thus forming “One Company”.

In our view, the best structure for One K+S is a matrix organisation. The new structure links geographically-oriented operating units with market-oriented customer segments and centrally driven excellence functions so that we can leverage their respective strengths in projects and solutions on behalf of our customers everywhere.

While we conduct our business operation in the two operating units Europe+ and Americas, the customer segments Agriculture, Industry, Consumers and Communities form a completely new organisational dimension for K+S.

Operating Units

We conduct business operations in two units in which our segment reporting will be reflected as of fiscal year 2019:

  • Operating unit Europe+, comprising the former Potash and Magnesium Products business unit including Bethune, esco (previously part of the former Salt business unit) and the previous supplementary activities (Waste Management and Recycling, Animal hygiene products, K+S TRANSPORT GMBH, CHEMISCHE FABRIK KALK GMBH)
  • Operating unit Americas, comprising MORTON SALT, K+S WINDSOR SALT and K+S SALT LA (previously part of the former Salt business unit)

These operating units also reflect the customer logic because the business of the customer segments Industry, Consumers and Communities is regionally aligned in view of how the products for these segments are dependent on transport costs.



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