Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the world’s most powerful media companies, based in Hamburg, Germany, announced it will brand its printing operations under the name of Be Printers.
This printing division of Bertelsmann was formed a few months ago after the international media company merged most of its worldwide print operations. Now, 17 production sites in six countries on three continents will operate under the Be Printers umbrella.
The Be Printers group does business in what Bertelsmann describes as key markets in the Americas (U.S. and Colombia) and Europe (Germany, UK, Italy, and Spain). The Chief Executive Officer of Be Printers is Bertram Stausberg, who also leads the company’s Prinovis entity.
The individual Be Printer companies will continue to do business under their original names. Axel Springer is to remain a co-shareholder in Prinovis.
Be Printers generates annual revenues of €1.2 billion and employs approximately 6,800 people, working with gravure, web and sheetfed offset, and digital printing. Its plants produce magazines, catalogs, brochures, books and calendars for their clients.