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COMPO EXPERT Group

COMPO EXPERT is your partner for healthy growth - with 21 sales offices in Europe, North and South America as well as in Asia and South Africa.

Company Information

COMPO EXPERT GmbH with headquarters in Münster/Westphalia is an international company with 21 sales offices in Europe, North and South America as well as in Asia and South Africa.

The company produces high-quality specialty fertilizers and biostimulants in its two own fertilizer plants in Krefeld (Germany) and La Vall d 'Uixó (Spain), thus offering professional users safe solutions for the areas of fruits, vegetables, field crops, turf and public green as well as nursery and ornamentals.

Our innovative product range includes specialty mineral and stabilized fertilizers, slow and controlled release fertilizers, water soluble and liquid fertilizers as well as biostimulants, trace elements and soil conditioners. With this product range, COMPO EXPERT holds a leading market position.

The company currently has around 700 employees worldwide.

COMPO EXPERT is a subsidiary of Grupa Azoty S.A., with almost 15,000 employees; it is the largest chemical company in Poland and the second largest producer of nitrogen and complex fertilizers in the European Union. www.grupaazoty.com.

COMPO EXPERT Management

COMPO EXPERT Management: Dr. Ingo Müller (CMO), Thomas H. Ahrens (CEO), Hans-Christian Nehlsen (CFO) y Jörg Krüger (COO)


Corporate HistoryCOMPO EXPERT

COMPO EXPERT is now a part of Grupa Azoty

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2018

Competence gets a new face - COMPO EXPERT´s new logo

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2017

Introduction of new slow-release fertilizer line Floranid® Twin with double-N-technology

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2016

Acquisition of COMPO EXPERT business by XIO-Group

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2015

Commissioning of new slow-release fertilizer plant at the production site Krefeld

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2015

Foundation of COMPO EXPERT GmbH

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2012

K+S sells COMPO Group to private equity investor Triton

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2011

Foundation of own research center (R&D) in Münster

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2009

Strategic focus on the EXPERT business

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2009

50th company anniversary

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2006

Takeover by K+S

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2000

Introduction of the feritlizer innovation NovaTec®

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1999

BASF acquires 100% of the COMPO shares

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1986

Introduction of the Floranid® slow-release fertilizer

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1972

Start of the B2B business (today´s COMPO EXPERT GmbH)

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1971

Start of export activities

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1967

Foundation of COMPO GmbH in Münster

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1956

Production Sites

COMPO EXPERT Krefeld

Krefeld Production site

At the fertilizer plant in Krefeld COMPO EXPERT produces high-quality special fertilizers in solid and liquid form. Fertilizers have been produced at this location since 1910.

Today, the plant is one of the most important production sites for COMPO EXPERT products in Europe. The production focuses on the top fertilizer lines Floranid®Twin, NovaTec® and Blaukorn® from COMPO EXPERT.

It also produces coated fertilizers like Basacote® and liquid fertilizers like Basfoliar® or Vitanica®. The plant covers an area of around 18 hectares and is located in the Rhine port of Krefeld. It has its own railway access, so that all three major modes of transport for fertilizer – ship, truck and train – can be optimally used in Krefeld.

In addition to the considerable tradition of fertilizer production, the site has modern technological processes and an experienced workforce that ensure the highest quality of the produced fertilizers. Combined with the existing logistics options, we can offer our customers optimal and fast delivery.

The plant and production processes are certified and meet the high requirements of ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 50001 (energy).

COMPO EXPERT La Vall d'Uxió

Production site La Vall d'Uxió

At the site in La Vall d'Uixó, Spain, water soluble fertilizers are produced and fertilizers are stabilized. On the 40.082 m² large site there is a lot of space for the modern filling plants and extensive storage capacity.

The production site is located in the heart of the most important fertigation market in Europe.

Spain’s largest container port in Valencia is only 40 km away and the port of Castellon, important for the shipment of bulk goods, is only 30 km away.

COMPO EXPERT Deinze

Production site Deinze

At the site in Deinze, fertilizers are stabilized and bagged for the local Benelux market and for the French, Italian and Export markets.

Thanks to the large site area of 41.092 m2, extensive storage capacity is available.

The production site is centrally located in the Benelux market and is strategically located between the ports of Antwerp, Gent and Zeebrugge resulting in very competitive freight rates for the different markets being supplied from Deinze.


Our Worldwide Sales Locations

COMPO EXPERT subsidaries 2020

With 21 national companies worldwide COMPO EXPERT is your strong partner for healthy growth.


Research & Development

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In the COMPO EXPERT Research & Development Center quality optimization and innovative product development are continuously pursued in cooperation with leading research institutes and universities.

Since 2009 COMPO EXPERT's own R&D Center in Münster has been coordinating research and development activities worldwide in more than 25 countries in Europe, South America and Asia.

The current research focuses lie, among other things, on the development of biostimulants for plant vitalization and the use of new technologies for foliar and soil fertilizers.

Decades of research and experience make COMPO EXPERT a competent partner for fertilization.