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Profile of registrant

esco - european salt company GmbH & Co. KG

Identification number in the register: 38500477904-36
Registration date: 31/01/12 12:16:11

The information on this organisation was last modified on 06/01/14 10:07:13
The date of the last annual update was 06/01/14 09:50:32

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: esco - european salt company GmbH & Co. KG
Acronym: esco
Legal status: GmbH & Co. KG
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Erich Krug
Position: General Manager

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Denis Vidovic
Position: Technical Application Service

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1 Landschaftstraße 
Hanover 30159
Telephone number: (+49) 511 85030 0
Fax number: (+49) 511 85030 131
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: esco – european salt company is Europe’s largest producer of salt with an annual production capacity of approx. 9.7 million tonnes of crystallised salt and salt in brine. We draw upon more than 140 years of experience in the mining and processing of salt, accumulated by our founder companies, K+S Aktiengesellschaft and Solvay. Today, esco belongs 100% to the K+S Group.

Headquartered in Hannover, Germany, esco operates three rock salt mines, two brine plants, and several plants processing rock and/or evaporated salt in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the Czech Republic. Our production sites are backed by an extensive network of warehouses ensuring our market pres-ence, as well as numerous distribution offices.

More than 1,300 employees are committed to providing a comprehensive range of products for all imaginable uses, in and outside Europe. Our product range includes rock salt, evaporated salt, sea salt and brine. Their quality, granulation and process-ing as well as packaging are tailored to the requirements of our customers.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 4
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Energy
  • Environment


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

member of the VKS – Verband der Kali- und Salzindustrie e.V.
member of the CSF, Comité des Salines de France
member of EuSalt, European Salt Producers' Association
member of the CEFIC, Conseil Européen de l’Industrie Chimique
subsidiary of the K+S AG, Kassel

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 150000  € - 200000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.