DCM is part of the Plant Care Division of Group De Ceuster, a Belgian family-owned company founded by Herman De Ceuster in 1966. The company continues today in the capable hands of GroupDC’s second-generation CEO, Tom De Ceuster.
Since its conception, DCM has continuously strived to care more than the rest. In a time when chemical fertilizers were considered the only option, DCM was already committed to bring sustainability into performance fertilizers. With the introduction of MINIGRAN® fertilizers, organic and organic-mineral fertilizers became the new standards for European professionals – not only for organic production, but for conventional cultivation alike.
While market leadership has never been our primary objective, our approach to developing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative and environmentally friendly high-performing plant nutrition products for the Horticulture, Agriculture, Growing Media, Turf Care and Retail markets has made us a pioneer and major European player in the field of premium organic and organic-mineral fertilizers.
DCM has subsidiaries in Belgium (1976), The Netherlands (1991), Germany (2000), France (2015) and Austria (2016), and today we proudly introduce DCM USA (2019) to make MINIGRAN® fertilizers available to the US market. We look forward to working closely with our distributors to support their customers to the best of our capabilities. Making sure that growers and superintendents who use DCM products are successful and profitable is both our lifeblood and foundation. After all, we Do Care More. It has been in our nature for over 40 years.
“Organic” can mean different things in different countries. To avoid any confusion: according to the Belgian legislation on fertilizers, an organic fertilizer is a fertilizer that only contains ingredients of animal and/or vegetable origin. Since our fertilizers are produced in Belgium we interpret the word “organic” in that sense. Therefore, “organic” does not mean that the products are registered for use in organic agriculture.
From the very beginning of DCM, in 1976, sustainability has been considered one of the important pillars of our corporate philosophy. At the time, Herman De Ceuster, the company's founder, decided to produce "organic" fertilizers with natural raw materials. Even today, we deliberately choose to produce our own fertilizers according to a unique industrial concept, which allows us to permanently guarantee quality raw materials, traceability and sustainability.