The Company




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The Company

Axel Springer SE is Europ’s leading digital publisher. The digital media channels contribute more than three quarters of total revenues today.

As a matter of fact, one of the largest European media companies also kind of started in a garage. Axel Springer Verlag founded his publishing house 1946 in Hamburg, the editors worked in the first year above a storeroom for tea and spices, often without electricity, and with borrowed typewriters.

Through consistent internationalization and digitization, Axel Springer SE is not only German's market leader in the printing business but also through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses active in more than 40 countries.

Now it's about to pursue the digitization faster and more vigorously. For Axel Springer SE, informative and entertaining journalism is also a viable business modell in the future, along with marketing and classified ads, the other two business fields the company ist traditionally strong.

In the tradition of their founder, who was ahead of his time pursuing journalistic and technological innovation, the Axel Springer SE moves in new directions. The company ist dedicated to the goal of building a growth-and-yield digital portfolio, and thus connects now more than ever with today’s generation of founders: digital start-ups. Along with the transformation of the established strong media brands, own online developments and strategically aligned acquisitions of Web companies, the networking component fits the international digital strategy: Axel Springer SE is Europe’s leading digital publisher.