The WEKA Group

“Make Knowledge Work!”

Information • Education • Communication
WEKA Group is your partner for unparalleled technical information and training and development programmes for B2B and B2C.
Founded in 1973, its portfolio today reaches niche markets in all industries with numerous established digital, print and face-to-face formats. Be it occupational health and safety, hazardous goods, taxes and law or dentistry, WEKA is a leading omnichannel company providing content and products that are always aligned with the individual needs of its audience.
WEKA operates 22 companies with 1.400 employees in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France.
1.400
employees
22
media companies
4
countries
223
€ million turnover
161
online-portals
135
million website visitors
152
thousand event attendees

Business Solutions

WEKA Business Information supports companies in a diverse range of industries with sound expert knowledge and tailor-made solutions. It cuts a clear path through the growing forest of regulatory requirements.

Business Education

Whether seminars, training by video, interactive online formats or blended learning, WEKA Business Education consistently communicates knowledge using methods with an intense goal focus, with appealing training and professional-development options for individual requirements and objectives.

Business Communication

WEKA Business Communication is characterised by a unique range of services relating to technical information and communication in ultra-dynamic markets, from digital platforms, print publications and face to face at numerous dynamic events.

Consumer Communication

WEKA Consumer Communication brings together inspiring, innovative products for private consumers. It has an incomparable portfolio that makes it the market leader in each segment.

Companies of the WEKA Group

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WEKA Akademie
CountryGermany
IndustryEducational offer
MediaEvents
DivisionEducation

WEKA Akademie GmbH is one of Germany’s leading providers of further education for specialists and executives. With its seminars, workshops, courses, conferences and congresses, the organizers cover a wide range of topics relevant to the company across all hierarchical levels.

www.weka-akademie.de

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Lexagri
CountryFrance
IndustryChemicals & Agriculture, Occupational safety, Public administration
MediaDigital
DivisionBusiness Solutions

Lexagri S.A.S. offers global players in the agricultural sector an international reference database dedicated to phytosanitary products that provides all the information needed to enhance the performance, quality, safety and traceability of agricultural production.

www.lexagri.com

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COMUNDI
CountryFrance
IndustryEducational offer, Human Resources, Law & Taxes, Occupational safety, Public administration
MediaDigital, Events
DivisionEducation

COMUNDI S.A.S. is a major player for congresses and training programmes on the French market, esp. in the segments of management and coaching, HR and social issues, public market, health and security.

www.comundi.fr

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ZFU Intern. Business School
CountrySwitzerland
IndustryEducational offer
MediaEvents
DivisionEducation

ZfU International Business School AG defines itself as a holistic international business school which aims to provide mid-level and executive management with comprehensive, state-of-the-art continuing education.

www.zfu.ch

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WEKA Business Media
CountrySwitzerland
IndustryHuman Resources, Law & Taxes
MediaDigital, Events, Print, Services
DivisionBusiness Solutions

WEKA Business Media AG offers multimedia-based specialist information solutions and services for human resources managers, financial officers and controllers, trustees and tax consultants, CEOs, managers, IT specialists and specialists working in the technology sector.

www.weka.ch

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Lernwerkstatt
CountrySwitzerland
IndustryEducational offer
MediaEvents
DivisionEducation

Lernwerkstatt Olten GmbH exclusively provides training courses for education experts throughout German-speaking Switzerland. The courses offer qualifications such as the “SVEB-Zertifikat” (SVEB = Swiss Continuing Education Association), “Ausbilder/in mit eidg. Fachausweis” (“State-Certified Educator”) and “Ausbildungsleiter/in mit eidg. Diplom” (“Education Leader with a State-Accredited Diploma”).

www.lernwerkstatt.ch

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Editions WEKA
CountryFrance
IndustryLaw & Taxes, Public administration
MediaDigital, Print
DivisionBusiness Solutions

Editions WEKA S.A.S. offers legal and regulatory databases associated with added-value services for public authorities.

www.weka.fr

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Editions Tissot
CountryFrance
IndustryHuman Resources, Law & Taxes, Public administration
MediaDigital, Print
DivisionBusiness Solutions

Editions Tissot S.A.S. is a major provider of social and HR legal and regulatory databases and information products for the French SME market.

www.editions-tissot.fr

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Editions Techniques de I’Ingenieur
CountryFrance
IndustryAutomotive, Chemicals & Agriculture, Construction, Educational offer, Electronic, Engineering & Science, Health care, ICT, Industry & Logistics, Occupational safety, Plastic & Life Science, Public administration
MediaDigital, Print, Services
DivisionBusiness Solutions, Communication, Education

Editions Techniques de l’Ingenieur S.A.S. has developed a unique database in French which compiles state-of-the-art technical sciences and which is sold all over the world in French-speaking countries.

www.techniques-ingenieur.fr

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Coach Akademie Schweiz
CountrySwitzerland
IndustryEducational offer
MediaEvents
DivisionEducation

The CoachTrainerAkademieSchweiz GmbH (abbreviated “CTAS”) based in St.Gallen / Rebstein has been running systemic and value-oriented coaching and coaching courses, seminars, trainings and project support in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy at 24 locations since 1997. The methodological basis is the “St.Gallen Coaching Model (SCM) ®” a systemic, solution and value oriented coaching procedure.

www.coachakademie.ch

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WEKA-Verlag
CountryAustria
IndustryChemicals & Agriculture, Construction, Educational offer, Electronic, Health care, Human Resources, Law & Taxes, Occupational safety, Public administration
MediaDigital, Events, Print, Services
DivisionBusiness Solutions, Education

WEKA-Verlag Gesellschaft m.b.H. is a leading provider of specialist information and seminars in the fields of law, taxation, technology, management and construction.

www.weka.at

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WEKA MEDIA
CountryGermany
IndustryChemicals & Agriculture, Construction, Educational offer, Electronic, Engineering & Science, Health care, Human Resources, Industry & Logistics, Occupational safety, Plastic & Life Science, Public administration
MediaDigital, Events, Print, Services
DivisionBusiness Solutions, Education

WEKA MEDIA GmbH & Co. KG is one of the leading providers of multimedia-based specialist information solutions for the fields of production and construction, work safety and fire protection, environment and energy, management and finance, quality management, public authorities, the building trade, architecture, corporate codetermination and data protection.

www.weka.de

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Deubner Verlag
CountryGermany
IndustryLaw & Taxes
MediaDigital, Events, Print, Services
DivisionBusiness Solutions

The Deubner Verlag GmbH & Co. KG is in the market as a specialist information provider firmly established for the legal and tax consulting professions and specializes in practical, innovative information solutions, which really make everyday life easier. Whether journal, textbook, CD-ROM, online solution or Client Information – With the information offered by the Deubner publishing house are tax consultants and lawyers in the Consulting practice well prepared.

www.deubner-verlag.de

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frechverlag
CountryGermany
IndustryEducational offer
MediaDigital, Print
DivisionConsumer Communication

frechverlag GmbH is a publisher of how-to books on numerous topics such as crafts, painting, gardening, cooking, DIY, make-up, gifts, home decoration, children’s entertainment, lifestyle, family, and many more.

www.topp-krativ.de

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INFO-TECHNO Baudatenbank
CountryAustria
IndustryConstruction
MediaDigital, Services
DivisionCommunication

INFO-TECHNO Baudatenbank GmbH with its two online services BAUDATENBANK.AT and AUSSCHREIBUNG.AT Austria’s leading platform for the construction sector.

www.info-techno.at

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WEKA Industriemedien
CountryAustria
IndustryAutomotive, Construction, Electronic, Industry & Logistics
MediaDigital, Events, Print, Services
DivisionCommunication

As the result of the merger of the Industriemagazin Verlag publishing company and the specialist magazines published by WEKA Austria, WEKA Industrie Medien GmbH now has a portfolio encompassing four areas: magazines, online platforms, events and content marketing, covering the Automotive, Construction & Building Technology, and Industry & Production segments.

www.industriemedien.at

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WEKA Media Publishing
CountryGermany
IndustryICT
MediaDigital, Events, Print, Services
DivisionCommunication

WEKA MEDIA PUBLISHING GmbH publishes special interest B2C magazines in the fields of telecommunications, information technology, consumer electronics and photography, as well as corresponding online offerings.

www.weka-media-publishing.de

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WEKA Business Medien
CountryGermany
IndustryChemicals & Agriculture, Construction, Educational offer, Engineering & Science, Health care, Industry & Logistics, Plastic & Life Science
MediaDigital, Events, Print, Services
DivisionCommunication

WEKA Business Medien GmbH, with its renowned specialist B2B magazines and online portals for the machinery, logistics, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, is one of Germany’s leading specialist publishing companies.

www.weka-businessmedien.de

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WEKA FACHMEDIEN
CountryGermany
IndustryAutomotive, Electronic, Human Resources, ICT, Industry & Logistics, Plastic & Life Science
MediaDigital, Events, Print, Services
DivisionCommunication

WEKA FACHMEDIEN GmbH is a leading provider of cross-media brands for the target markets of professional electronics, automation, energy technology, electronics retail/electricians and ICT.

www.weka-fachmedien.de

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FRANZIS
CountryGermany
IndustryEducational offer
MediaDigital, Print
DivisionConsumer Communication

Franzis Verlag GmbH is a provider of special interest information for the fields of electronics, model-building, computer and web programming, and digital photography. The company publishes books, software, learning packages, e-books and apps on these topics for consumers.

www.franzis.de

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fotocommunity
CountryGermany
IndustryEducational offer
MediaDigital, Services
DivisionCommunication

fotocommunity GmbH is Europe’s largest online community of amateur photographers, with over 1,500,000 members.

www.fotocommunity.com

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Spitta
CountryGermany
IndustryEducational offer, Health care
MediaDigital, Events, Print
DivisionCommunication, Education

Spitta GmbH is one of the largest providers of specialist dental medicine and dental technology information, organisational aids, magazines and new media, as well as measures for further and continuing education.

www.spitta.de/

‘At WEKA Verlag Österreich, we provide information that offers entrepreneurs genuine help every day when making important decisions.’
Jochen Hortschansky
Managing Director, WEKA Verlag, Austria
‘We put a heavy focus on delivering high-quality, reliable and up-to-date information to our clients in a precisely targeted manner.’
Beatrice Schmidt
Managing Director WEKA Industrie Medien, Austria
“WEKA Business Media is the partner for practical knowledge and focused further education for specialists and executives in Switzerland.”
Stephan Bernhard
Managing Director WEKA Business Media, Switzerland
‘We are the leading education provider for active adult education, effective coaching and productive mentoring. We help you achieve your professional and personal goals.’
Daniel Herzog
Manging Director Lernwerkstatt, Switzerland
‘At Spitta, we use media, training, software and online solutions to ensure that dental clinics and laboratories can devote themselves competently and successfully to their core tasks: treating and caring for patients.’
Halil Recber
Managing Director Spitta, Germany
‘Knowing, learning, working and connecting: WEKA MEDIA’s solutions have practical relevance and help our users take care of their organisational duties in a legally compliant way.’
Stephan Behrens, Michael Bruns
Managing Directors WEKA MEDIA, Germany
‘FRANZIS and its unique products make automotive fans and those thirsty for knowledge tingle with excitement. The quintessential FRANZIS products are characterised by a combination of innovation, customer experience and strong branding.’
Jörg Warnken
Managing Director FRANZIS, Germany
“WEKA FACHMEDIEN is a leading provider of cross-media brands for the target markets of professional electronics, automation, power engineering, electrical trade/craft and ITC.”
Matthäus Hose
Managing Director WEKA FACHMEDIEN, Germany
‘Techniques de l’Ingénieur is the largest resource for scientific and technical documentation, contributing to innovation in industrial and engineering training. Quick-SDS helps companies with day-to-day management of safety data sheets.’
Yves Valentin
Managing Director Edition TI, France
‘We train value-focused systemic coaches, and we do that with great passion. The centrepiece of our training is the St Gallen Coaching Model (SCM)®, a method that aims to provide guidance for value-adding, meaningful changes.’
Nicolas S. Fitz und Sabine Zumach
Managing Directors Coach Akademie Schweiz, Switzerland
‘Industry news, legal remedies, legal assistance: we provide support every day to all stakeholders in public administration. We are as close as possible to all officials and our experts come from the public sector –like I have a background in public administration.’
Nathalie Marthe-Bismuth
Managing Director Éditions WEKA, France
‘With our online services AUSSCHREIBUNG.AT and BAUDATENBANK.AT, we are a professional and reliable partner for all decision makers in the Austrian construction industry at all times.’
Sven Klaus-Dieter Elbl
Manging Director INFO-TECHNO, Austria
‘At frechverlag, we provide creative momentum and offer inspiration and ideas from across the world of creative hobbies.’
Michael Zirn
Managing Director frechverlag, Germany
‘Weka Media Publishing is a highly credible print and online partner. The company’s own test laboratory and FifT market research ensure effective consulting, while some of the highest affiliate conversion rates in the industry are evidence of the trust in our brands.’
Dirk Waasen
Publishing Director WEKA MEDIA PUBLISHING, Germany
‘With our technical and technological expertise, we create premium editorial content for our clients to help decision makers when they decide on investments.’
Peter Eberhard
Publishing Director WEKA BUSINESS MEDIEN, Germany
“WEKA Akademie is one of Germany’s leading providers of continuing education for specialists and managers. Our program is geared to the daily professional challenges of our customers and designed in such a way that the knowledge acquired can be implemented directly and sustainably.”
Stephan Bernhard
Managing Director WEKA Akademie, Germany
‘Editions Tissot solutions make legal processes simple and secure. Our clients save time so they can concentrate on tasks that add value.’
Caroline Acs
Managing Director Edition Tissot, France
‘Comundi is a leading professional training organisation in France and an expert in business and soft skill development, including for the public sector.’
Claire Pascal
Managing Director Comundi, France
‘Customised services, practical solutions and the latest information – these are all reasons legal and tax professionals and their clients appreciate us.’
Ralf Wagner
Managing Director Deubner Verlag, Germany
‘We make data from the agricultural sector accessible.’
Fritz Schuster
Managing Director Lexagri, France

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FOCUS Business has named WEKA Akademie 2021 as a TOP provider of continuing education.

The business magazine “FOCUS-BUSINESS” takes a close look at continuing education providers in Germany and awards the “Top Provider for Continuing Education” award based on customer opinions.We at WEKA Akademie put the customer at the center of everything we do, […]
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Award-winning: Spitta Akademie is a ‘Top Provider of Advanced Training 2021’

The Spitta Akademie, a provider of further training and professional development, has been awarded one of the ‘Top Providers of Further Training 2021’ by FOCUS-BUSINESS following an extensive online analysis. We are delighted and very pleased about this award from […]
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BAUBAROMETER

The Construction Monitor (Baubarometer) is a feature of the INFO-TECHNO construction database, which more than 660 companies in the main and ancillary construction trades, planners and architects from across Austria are involved in. The monitor’s latest results prove that the […]
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Innovative products from France by T.I. Technique

Clients are invited to take part in a ‘journey to a new era’, an online event with Patrick Baudry, engineer, retired lieutenant colonel in the French air force and former astronaut. As the second French citizen to enter space, he […]
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FOCUS Business has named WEKA Akademie 2021 as a TOP provider of continuing education.

The business magazine “FOCUS-BUSINESS” takes a close look at continuing education providers in Germany and awards the “Top Provider for Continuing Education” award based on customer opinions.
We at WEKA Akademie put the customer at the center of everything we do, which is why we are all the more pleased that our enthusiastic customers voted for us. This is the greatest award for us.

www.weka-akademie.de

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Award-winning: Spitta Akademie is a ‘Top Provider of Advanced Training 2021’

The Spitta Akademie, a provider of further training and professional development, has been awarded one of the ‘Top Providers of Further Training 2021’ by FOCUS-BUSINESS following an extensive online analysis.

We are delighted and very pleased about this award from FOCUS-BUSINESS, which we also see as motivation and encouragement. The award is based on verified reviews and opinions, and is therefore an exceptional sign of recognition and appreciation. In addition to our classic seminar business, we have also offered digital training such as e-learning courses and online seminars since early 2020. Being labelled one of the Top Providers of Further Training 2021 is an endorsement of our work and shows that our concept and direction are the right way.

spitta-akademie.de

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BAUBAROMETER

The Construction Monitor (Baubarometer) is a feature of the INFO-TECHNO construction database, which more than 660 companies in the main and ancillary construction trades, planners and architects from across Austria are involved in. The monitor’s latest results prove that the industry has survived the pandemic relatively unscathed. You can read the entire press release here:

ausschreibung.at

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Innovative products from France by T.I. Technique

Clients are invited to take part in a ‘journey to a new era’, an online event with Patrick Baudry, engineer, retired lieutenant colonel in the French air force and former astronaut. As the second French citizen to enter space, he talks to the T.I. community about his career and shows how important it is to stay informed about technical and scientific topics. By expanding their knowledge using the content learned from the database, clients can manifest their knowledge in a lasting way.

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WEKA Group Management

WEKA Group is managed by a holding company based in Kissing and Munich. Operational responsibilities are divided into three areas each being overseen by a division head.
Kurt Skupin
CEO
WEKA Group
Silke Böckmann CFO
Silke Böckmann
CFO
WEKA Group
Florian Hoffstaedter
Director Commercial Development & Digitalization
WEKA Group
Robin Dualé
WEKA Business Information & Education, Division Head / Managing Director
France
Stephan Bernhard
WEKA Business Information & Education, Division Head / Managing Director
Switzerland & Germany
Matthäus Hose
Matthäus Hose
WEKA Business Communication, Division Head / Managing Director
Germany & Austria

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2020

Paragon Partners acquires WEKA Group

In 2020 the WEKA Firmengruppe was completely taken over by the private, owner-managed investment company Paragon Partners.

2019

Merger and Acquisition

Merger and Acquisition of the majority of AGROBASE / Lexagri (Saint-Julien-en-Genevois) by WEKA France

2018

  • Company founder Werner Mützel dies at the age of 77 years
  • Acquisition of ILT Solutions (Cologne) by WEKA Holding
  • Acquisition of the CoachTrainerAkademieSchweiz (Rebstein) by WEKA Business Media
  • Takeover of the LANline-Portfolio from ITP Verlages (Kaufering) by WEKA Fachmedien
  • Takeover of Journals AUTlook and process pur (Vienna) by WEKA Industrie Medien
  • Takeover of LexPG from thinking information Verlag GmbH (Dorfen) by WEKA MEDIA
  • Formation of WEKA Akademie GmbH by merging the Forum Group with the seminar activities of WEKA MEDIA and TQM

2017

  • Bundling of the group’s German-language training activities in the WEKA Learning Group, which focuses on coping with the challenges of digital transformation.
  • Founding of WEKA Industrie Medien GmbH by merging the der Industriemagazin Verlag GmbH with the magazine activities of WEKA-Verlag Gesellschaft m.b.H.
  • Takeover of the journals of JM Fachmedien (Landsberg am Lech) by WEKA Business Medien
  • Disposal of WEKA Business Media B.V. (Amsterdam) to the management
  • Takeover of Symposium Publishing (Düsseldorf) by WEKA MEDIA
  • Acquisition of Industriemagazin Verlag (Vienna) by WH WEKA Holding

2016

  • Acquisition of 80% of webculture (Mannheim) by WEKA Holding
  • Acquisition of Forum Group (Wiesbaden) by WEKA Holding
  • Takeover of Formhygiène (Montpellier) by CMT

2015

  • Closure of Blogwerk (Zurich)
  • Takeover of Pro Lernen (Unterschleissheim) by WEKA MEDIA
  • Takeover of the training business of LexisNexis France (Paris) by Comundi
  • Acquisition of 80% of DIOS (Reken) by WEKA Holding
  • The Paris-based companies of the WEKA Group (Editions WEKA, Editions Techniques de l’Ingenieur, Comundi, CMT, WEKA Service) move from Paris to the suburb of Saint Denis
  • Acquisition of 80% of Lernwerkstatt Olten (Olten) by WEKA Business Media

2014

  • Takeover of Comundi (Paris) by WEKA FORMATION
  • Takeover of WIADOK Wirtschaftsarchiv (Minden) by Deubner Verlag

2013

  • 40-year company anniversary of WEKA
  • Acquisition of MB Formation (Paris) by Editions WEKA
  • Takeover of screenguide (Düsseldorf) by WEKA MEDIA PUBLISHING

2012

  • Acquisition of Agricommand (Gémenos) by C.M.T.
  • Acquisition of INFO-TECHNO Baudatenbank (Mondsee) by WEKA Holding
  • Acquisition of Blogwerk (Zurich) by WEKA Holding
  • Acquisition of TQM Training & Consulting (Heilbronn) by WEKA MEDIA
  • Acquisition of fotocommunity (Cologne) by WEKA Holding
  • Acquisition of Hoppenstedt Publishing (Darmstadt) by WEKA Holding
  • Acquisition of facility-info.com (Amsterdam) by WEKA Netherlands

2011

  • Acquisition of ZfU (Thalwil) by WEKA Holding
  • Acquisition of foerderland (Mannheim) by WEKA MEDIA
  • Acquisition of dent.kom (Berlin) by Spitta

2010

  • Takeover of Busse Seewald (Bielefeld) by frechverlag
  • Takeover of 100% of the shares of the joint venture CMP-WEKA (Poing) from UBM by WEKA Holding

2009

  • WEKA Netherlands takes over Arko-Verlag (Amsterdam) with its three specialist construction magazines
  • WEKA Verlag AG (Zurich) is renamed WEKA Business Media AG

2008

  • Sale of Editions WEKA Belgium to mediabooks (Ghent)
  • WEKA MEDIA Publishing takes over Division III of Motor Presse Stuttgart with eight CE and telecommunications magazines; opening of a new office in Stuttgart
  • Spitta takes over Flohr-Verlag (Heidelberg) with four specialist dental medicine magazines
  • WEKA MEDIA purchases Dachbau-Magazin from Kleffmann Verlag (Bochum)
  • Sale of the info/Cartography Division (Mering/Munich) to the mediaprint Group in Paderborn
  • Sale of frech druck (Stuttgart), the last print works of the WEKA Group; the frechverlag publishing company remains in the Group’s possession
  • WEKA Verlag Vienna takes over Springer Business Media Austria (Vienna) with 17 specialist B2B magazines

2007

  • WEKA Magazine Group is renamed WEKA Media Group Munich
  • Takeover of the imprint “Public Formation” from IFSP (Montrouge) by Editions WEKA
  • Takeover of the imprint “Dental start-up” from pdv (Heidelberg) by Spitta Verlag

2006

  • Takeover of the HRM portfolio from Netwerk Pers (Amsterdam) by WEKA Netherlands
  • The online platform Chimie Minitel Teletransmission (Paris) is purchased by Editions WEKA
  • Sale of the 49% stake in BEHR’S Verlag (Hamburg)

2005

  • Collaboration with Haufe Media Group in Switzerland through the merger of Haufe BusinessMedia AG (Zurich) and WEKA Verlag AG (Zurich)
  • WEKA MEDIA takes over UB MEDIA (Markt Schwaben)

2004

WEKA MEDIA takes over sirAdos (Dachau)

2003

  • Sale of the Polish sister publishing company WEKA Sp. z.o.o, (Warsaw) to the Forum Group (Mering)
  • Sale of the 50% stakes in the publishing companies Lupus (Poland) and Computer Panoráma (Hungary)

2002

  • The sale of the WEKA Magazine Group to Süddeutscher Verlag Hüthig Fachinformationen GmbH fails; the WEKA Magazine Group remains an independent division within the WEKA Group
  • Merger of Kissing-based publishing company Recht und Praxis with Deubner Verlag (Cologne)
  • Sale of Les Editions du Centre de Psychologie Apliquée (ECPA) (Paris)

2001

  • Formation of WEKA MEDIA GmbH & Co. KG (Kissing) by merging the WEKA specialist construction publishing companies, WEKA specialist management publishing companies, WEKA specialist publishing company for technical managers, and the WEKA Logistics Center, Augsburg
  • Sale of the WEKA Magazine Group to Süddeutscher Verlag Hüthig Fachinformationen GmbH (subject to approval by the antitrust authorities)
  • Sale of Civitas Ediciones (Madrid)
  • Reorganisation of the WEKA Corporate Group: Structuring into four independent divisions: “WEKA Business Information”, “Information Brochures and Cartography”, “WEKA Media Group Munich” and “Creative Design”
  • Discontinuation of CONWAVE and i-ConneXX
  • Foundation of WEKA Business Information GmbH & Co. KG (Kissing) as the umbrella company for the 16 domestic and foreign publishing companies of the former “Specialist Information” division

2000

  • CONWAVE (intranet-based solution for specialist information) and i-ConneXX (portal/search engine for specialist legal information) are developed in the course of the general internet boom
  • Closure of WEKA’s specialist publishing company in Hungary (Budapest)

1999

  • WEKA Italy (publisher of information materials) ceases operations
  • Sale of WEKA Consumer Media (games magazines)
  • Sale of WAGO-CURADATA (accounting software)
  • Sale of ReNoFlex (software for lawyers)
  • Sale of PCAS (software for the building trade)

1998

  • 25 years of WEKA: 36 specialist publishing companies and software developers in 11 European countries, employing more than 3,000 people
  • Purchase of Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftsinformationen (GWI) (Munich)
  • Sale of DentSo-Spitta
  • Foundation of Fun Creativ (Kiel)

1997

  • Foundation of the joint venture CMP-WEKA with CMP, America’s largest publisher of computer magazines
  • Closure of WEKA USA
  • Takeover of REWI Verlags- und Buchhandels-GmbH (Waltenhofen)
  • Takeover of Renoflex Computer- und Software GmbH
  • Takeover of the Spanish legal publishing company Civitas Ediciones (Madrid)
  • With over 401 million euros in turnover, WEKA is the number one German specialist and scientific publishing company for the first time

1996

  • The takeover of Magna Media (Haar) makes WEKA the biggest provider of specialist journals for IT, electronics and telecommunications in Germany
  • Purchase of Dr. Peter Deubner Verlag (Cologne), a publishing company for the legal and accountancy professions
  • Purchase of the French specialist legal publishing company Tissot (Annecy)
  • Foundation of Alfa WEKA (Warsaw)

1995

  • Formation of the Software Division with the aim of linking professional information with application software.
  • Purchase of Editions Techniques de l’Ingenieur (Paris)
  • WEKA becomes the market leader in complete in-house solutions through the merger of WAGO and Curadata to form WAGO-CURADATA
  • 314 million euros in turnover, 2,550 employees
  • Purchase of debis Systemhaus Curadata (Hamburg)

1993

  • 2,500 employees celebrate the 20-year anniversary
  • The Competence Center for Electronic Publishing starts working on establishing online databases
  • The WEKA publishing companies begin to offer the first supplementary electronic products
  • 10th anniversary of the international WEKA Tennis Cup

1992

  • Purchase of Frech-Verlag (Stuttgart)
  • Creation of the first Architecture Prize by the WEKA specialist construction publishing company
  • Continuous support for the “Bunter Kreis”, a society helping severely ill children, through active collaboration and financial assistance
  • 34 percent growth, over 250 million euros in turnover

1991

  • 60 percent stake in the DentSo software developer
  • Awarding of the first WEKA Environment Prize by the specialist publishing company for technical managers
  • Takeover of Franzis-Verlag (Munich)
  • 38 percent increase in turnover

1990

  • Purchase of ECPA (Paris), a specialist publisher of psychology literature
  • Move to a new company building at Römerstraße 16 in Kissing
  • 24 percent increase in turnover

1989

  • WEKA purchase a 49 percent stake in WAGO Softwarehaus
  • Foundation of Editions WEKA Belgium
  • Restructuring into five divisions with a seven-person executive management team
  • 27 percent growth in turnover – with over 100 million euros, WEKA is Germany’s third-largest specialist publishing company

1988

  • Foundation of WEKA Publishing Inc. (New York)
  • Entry into the German computer magazine market with the takeover of a 48 percent stake in Daten- und Medienverlagsgesellschaft DMV

1986

  • Turnover exceeds 50 million euros
  • Construction of a new company building for 300 additional workplaces

1985

  • Takeover of Spitta Verlag (Balingen)
  • Foundation of WEKA Austria in Vienna

1983

Foundation of WEKA Netherlands in Amsterdam

1982

  • Move into the expanded company building
  • Over 1,000 authors write specialist books and reference works for WEKA

1980

Foundation of WEKA Italy in Milan

1979

  • Over 100 employees and 200 specialist authors now work for the company
  • Foundation of WEKA France in Paris

1978

  • The 100th book title is published
  • WEKA Switzerland based in Zurich is founded as the first foreign subsidiary

1976

Delivery of the first up-to-date reference book via direct sales and book shops

1975

  • Move to the first company building in Kissing
  • Market leader: over 800 cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland purchase information brochures for new residents from WEKA. The information brochures are financed through adverts by local companies

1973

  • 01.10.1973: Foundation of the WEKA specialist publishing company for administration and industry by Werner and Karin Mützel. Products: clearly structured specialist books, easy-to-understand forms and information brochures for new residents in cities and towns.