• 2020

    With effect from 01 April 2020 Stephan Schnabel will take over as Chairman of the HELM AG Executive Board.

    With this, the family-owned company will also once again be family-managed.

  • 2015

    Since 2015, HELM has concentrated its Central America activities (incl. Peru + Ecuador) in Bogotá to provide better services to our customers.

  • 2013

    With increased confidence in our partnership, product quality, services and support, a group of customers travelled to Germany to get an own impression about “German technology”.

  • 2012

    Since 2012, branding activities are continuously intensified. This also includes promotion activities in close cooperation with our sales channels to create the necessary demand.

  • 2012

    Dieter Schnabel takes over as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

  • 2012

    Hans-Christian Sievers becomes Chairman of the Executive Board of HELM AG on 1 January.

  • 2010

    In 2010, the cooperation with Lubline US was formed and since then, a very successful cooperation on Harvestol (and an oil for bananas) exists in Colombia. This cooperation is now extended to other markets in the world.

  • 2008

    In the coming years, the portfolio was continuously extended to be able to provide a wide portfolio of crop solutions.

    Originally starting with generics only, today the product range consists of post-patent solutions and in the near future also of new innovations.

  • 2006

    Sales revenues of the HELM Group exceed the 5 billion Euro mark for the first time, at Euro 5,811,355.

  • 2005

    On June 30th, 2005, the HELM global network was extended by opening HELM Andina in Bogotá.

    The management at that time consisted of a local agent and a German colleague who started together to build up a Crop Protection distribution business. The first sales were in Boyacá, Antioquia, Tolima, Nariño and Meta.

  • 2000

    HELM celebrates its 100th anniversary.

  • 1999

    The Crop Protection division presents its first own formulation development.

    The combination product Fungomil controls downy mildew, leaf blights and rots in vines, fruits and vegetables.

  • 1984

    Dieter Schnabel becomes Chairman of the Executive Board.

    Hermann Schnabel hands the management of HELM AG over to his son with the words: "Take care Dieter". The development from trading to international marketing begins.

  • 1978

    HELM becomes a family-owned stock corporation.

  • 1950

    Hermann Schnabel takes over the company from Karl O. Helm.

    With primary focus on chemicals he constitutes the company that today operates worldwide.

  • 1900

    Karl O. Helm establishes an import-export company in Hamburg for merchandise of every description.