On October 1, 1973, Werner and Karin Mützel founded the WEKA Specialist Publishing House for Public Authorities and Industry. Conceived as a German specialist publishing group with an international focus, WEKA has grown to become a corporate group with more than 20 companies throughout Europe.
Since April 2001, the Weka Corporate Group has been structured in three divisions: Weka Business Information, Weka Mediagroup Munich, and Creative Design.
Key company developments in 2011 & 1st half year 2012
Ownership, mergers & acquisition, internal organization:
During 2011, Weka acquired ZfU International Business School by Weka Holding, foerderland.de (Mannheim) by Weka Media, and dent.com (Berlin) by Spitta. In 2012, the B2B-magazin publishing house Hoppenstedt was bought from the Swedish Bisnode Group.
Bestselling authors & titles:
Key points for analysis & conclusions:
Note: Figures are based on sales generated in calendar 2011 or—for corporations with a fiscal year—from fiscal 2011. Data are from publicly available sources and include sales of books, journals, and digital products. Because publishing data were unavailable, Pannini and Disney/Hyperion are excluded from the rankings. The listing and publisher profiles were compiled by international publishing consultant Rudiger Wischenbart under the aegis of Livres Hebdo.