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Print, digital, and live - the dfv media group provides relevant and reliable specialist information for decision-makers across all channels. It stands for the highest quality and independence in B2B communication. Founded over 75 years ago, dfv media group is now one of the largest business media companies in Europe. 


With over 100 specialist publications, it serves a total of 17 important sectors and thus offers a unique journalistic range. Its media brands are leading media in their respective business sectors.


The dfv media group employs over 900 people, with around 340 of them in the Editorial Departments. Together, they form one of the largest business editorial teams in the German-speaking world. The dfv media group is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. It is represented at twelve other locations in Germany and abroad through subsidiaries and associated companies. In 2023, the dfv media group generated sales of 133.9 million euros.

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Peter Esser ist Sprecher der Geschäftsführung der dfv Mediengruppe.
Speaker of dfv Executive Board / CEO

Peter Esser

Sönke Reimers ist Geschäftsführer der dfv Mediengruppe.© Katrin Binner
Speaker of dfv Executive Board / CEO

Sönke Reimers

Thomas Berner ist Geschäftsführer der dfv Mediengruppe.© Mario Drescher
Managing Director

Thomas Berner

Markus Gotta ist Geschäftsführer der dfv Mediengruppe.© Mario Drescher
Managing Director

Markus Gotta


Founded in 1946, we have evolved from a traditional trade publisher into a broad-based media company that successfully covers all channels of trade communication. In the future, we will continue to do everything we can to offer a real information edge with our portfolio of products and services. We will remain close to the people and the markets. This is how we will continue our growth story.

Wilhelm Lorch ist Gründer der Neuer Fachverlag GmbH, der heutigen dfv Mediengruppe.


Wilhelm Lorch founded Neuer Fachverlag GmbH in Stuttgart. The first medium to be published was "Textil-Wirtschaft": the first 12-page issue appeared on October 10, 1946. With the move to Frankfurt am Main, the publishing house was renamed "Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH".

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We base our company and our daily work on firm principles. We have values and stand up for a free and democratic society. For only on this ground can a diverse media landscape exist that ensures people have access to reliable information.



As one of Europe's biggest business media companies, we play an active role in social as well as socio-political life. We want to live up to this responsibility and are particularly committed to promoting young talent. 


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