Mohn Media prints its first issue of SPIEGEL
Der SPIEGEL, the news magazine with the highest print run in Germany and Europe, now comes to its readers from Gütersloh. Week after week since the beginning of January, the Arvato subsidiary Mohn Media has produced half of the print run, or 550,000 copies per issue. The first SPIEGEL printed in Gütersloh was delivered to subscribers’ mailboxes and newsstands on January 9. It was also the first issue after Der SPIEGEL changed its release date to Saturday.
"We are very proud to be producing the prestigious news magazine ‘Der Spiegel’ here in Gütersloh," said Mohn Media CEO Axel Hentrei. “We owe the fact that we won this job to three things: the magazine’s new publication day on Saturday, rapid technological progress in offset printing, and above all the impressive performance of the entire Mohn Media team.” The Gütersloh team was awarded the contract among other things because the offset printing process used at Mohn Media ensures faster production, meaning that the magazine’s content can be adjusted and updated to the last, even at very short notice.
Printing Der SPIEGEL is a particular challenge for the over one hundred Mohn Media employees involved in its production. This is partly due to the large number of copies, and partly to the limited time window during which more than 160 tons of paper have to run through seven rotary printers, be finished, and finally shipped on a total of 300 pallets – with maximum precision and at the highest pace – and all of it every week from now on.