ppi Media celebrates its 35th anniversary

Founded in 1984, Hamburg-based ppi Media has become one of the leading providers of software solutions for automated newspaper production. The company is celebrating its 35th anniversary. ppi Media provides its services to media groups and publishers around the world.

With its key branches in Kiel, Hamburg and Chicago, ppi Media over the last three decades serves around 100 publishers in numerous countries. The services provided by the company cover the entire publishing workflow of newspapers and magazines, from planning to production. Some of the best-known publications produced with ppi Media solutions include The New York Times, . (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), Süddeutsche Zeitung and BILD.

Indian connection

In India, ppi Media has strong footprints. Dainik Jagran, one of the most widely read Hindi daily and The Printer of Mysore are two key customers of ppi Media in India. Around two years back, The Printers Mysore adopted ppi Media’s editorial solution Content-X and other software solutions for entire editorial system. The newspaper house opted for a complete publishing production system to make the production workflow for the production of its popular dailies Deccan Herald (English), Prajavani (Kannada) and other publications. Content-X processes different font systems. After that, ppi Media has partnered with a number of leading newspapers and newspaper houses in India. Two-thirds of leading Indian newspapers are produced using ppi Media solutions.

A flashback

When it comes to the establishment of ppi Media, it all started very small! “Way back in 1984, Peter Pape probably couldn’t tell his company would become one of the world’s leading providers of publishing software”, explains Hauke Berndt, Managing Partner and CEO of ppi Media. “But his Hanseatic virtues have left a lasting impression on the company: Our clients have always valued our reliability, service-oriented approach and the fact that we listen to them. Many of our solutions have been developed and optimied with our clients”.

Increasing demand

The joint editorial system of ppi Media and its partner Digital Collections, a digital assert management company, has also established itself as an important software solution for the international publishing world in recent years. In 2018, the system attracted more clients than ever before. Content-X is being used more and more – even by major magazine publishers. Egmont Publishing in Norway started using the system last year and other publishers are about to follow suit. After the change of shareholders at ppi Media and Digital Collections, the two companies will continue to develop Content-X together.

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