Milestones at COMPO

A lot has happened since 1956 until today. From the first potting soil in consumer-friendly packaging to the brand of the century, it was a long way off. See our milestones as we've evolved over time and set new standards in the industry.

2021Acquisition by Duke Street

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COMPO is acquired by Duke Street. Duke Street has been investing in medium-sized companies in Western Europe for over 25 years, with a focus on the consumer, healthcare, industrial and services sectors.

2021Best Brands Awards

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COMPO is among the top ten product brands in Germany. We are ranked 6th in the Best Overall Brand category by the renowned Best Brands marketing award.


2020Introduction of öko balance

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COMPO presents a holistic concept for resource-efficient gardening for the first time ever with öko balance! The range of soil, solid fertilisers and liquid fertilisers comprises raw materials and packaging that have been recycled. The BaumarktManager trade journal has named öko balance Product of the Year.

2019UNDERGREEN by COMPO and brand relaunch

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The new UNDERGREEN by COMPO brand is aimed specifically at young plant lovers and offers easy-to-use organic products for non-flowering plants, cacti and food crops. In addition, the redesigned brand image of COMPO SANA® potting soils provides a modern, emotional look and stronger differentiation.

2018Return to B2B business and Brand of the Century

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COMPO re-enters the professional sector with its newly created network of companies, COMPO Professional, following the acquisition and incorporation of several international fertiliser companies. Another highlight is COMPO SANA® potting soil being named 'Brand of the Century' by the German ZEIT publishing house.

2017Development of Asian markets

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COMPO opens its first distribution company in Shanghai. COMPO serves the skyrocketing demand for high-quality plant care products in Asia through e-commerce and with its own shop-in-shop system in Beijing.

2016Acquisition by Kingenta and new dual leadership

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COMPO is acquired by the international Kingenta Group, one of the largest manufacturers and developers of speciality fertilisers. The company has been managed by CEO Stephan Engster and CFO Fan Zhang ever since.


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