History

History of the Rheinsche Post Mediengruppe

In 1946 the Rheinis­che Post was one of the first news­pa­pers to re­ceive its li­cence fol­low­ing the Sec­ond World War. It has de­vel­oped sig­nif­i­cant­ly since then: a news­pa­per pub­lish­er has be­come an in­ter­na­tion­al­ly op­er­a­tive me­dia en­ter­prise. To­day the Rhei­ni­sche Post Medi­en­gruppe pub­lish­es nu­mer­ous print­ed and dig­i­tal me­dia, of­fers ser­vices and con­tin­ues to ex­pand its in­volve­ments.

1946

The first issue Rheinische Post

1996

RP Online goes online

2012

Umbrella brand Rheinische Post Mediengruppe

The founders of the Rheinischen Post

Karl Arnold

Karl Arnold
(1901-1958)

Dr. Anton Betz

Dr. Anton Betz
(1893-1984)

Dr. Erich Wen­de­roth

Dr. Erich Wen­de­roth
(1896-1993)

Read more about the three founders of the Rheinische Post Karl Arnold, Dr. Anton Betz and Dr. Erich Wenderoth.

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Event from today to 2010 

2018: Sale of Lausitzer Rundschau
The Saarbrücken newspaper group, in which the Rheinische Post Mediengruppe has a majority stake, sells the Lausitzer Rundschau to the Neue Pressegesellschaft in Ulm. This strengthens the Saarbrücken newspaper group's focus on the home markets in Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate.

2018: Purchase of the Bonner Generalanzeiger
The Rheinische Post Mediengruppe takes over the Bonner General-Anzeiger. By purchasing this renowned newspaper, the media group is strengthening its activities in the core market of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Read more 2018 to 2010

Events from 2009 to 2000 

2009: In­volve­ment in Slo­vakia
The com­pa­ny takes a hold­ing in Pe­tit Press, the sec­ond largest pub­lish­ing house in Slo­vakia. It pub­lish­es the largest na­tion­al qual­i­ty news­pa­per, ‘SME’, two re­gion­al dai­ly pa­pers and var­i­ous re­gion­al week­ly pa­pers. The two print­ing lo­ca­tions are sit­u­at­ed in Bratisla­va and Kosice. Pe­tit Press al­so oc­cu­pies a lead­ing po­si­tion in Slo­vakia with its web­site smk.​sk. 

2009: Part­ner­ship: takeover of the Neuss-Greven­broich­er Zeitung
The me­dia group ac­quires all shares in the Neuss-Greven­broich­er Zeitung. A part­ner­ship that has grown over a pe­ri­od of 50 years is thus placed on a new foot­ing.

Read more 2009 to 2000

Events from 1999 to 1990

1999: Hold­ings in Pol­ish re­gion­al news­pa­pers
In Poland the Rhei­ni­sche Post Medi­en­gruppe takes a share­hold­ing in the Ex­press By­d­gos­ki news­pa­per; this is fol­lowed one year lat­er by Nowosci Toruń. The news­pa­pers are the re­spec­tive mar­ket lead­ers in the cities of By­d­goszcz and Toruń; the print shop is ex­pand­ed to be­come the largest in North Poland. The ac­tiv­i­ties are com­plet­ed by news por­tals, ad­ver­tis­ing pa­pers and an own sub­scrip­tion de­liv­ery net­work.

1997: Award: Eco-Au­dit Cer­tifi­cate
The Rhei­ni­sche Post Medi­en­gruppe be­comes the first Ger­man me­dia com­pa­ny to be award­ed the Eco-Au­dit Cer­tifi­cate for its en­vi­ron­men­tal­ly-con­scious op­er­a­tion.

Read more 1999 to 1990

Events from 1989 to 1946

1982: Ac­qui­si­tion of first na­tion­al ad­ver­tis­ing pa­per
In 1982 the Rheinis­che Post Me­di­en­gruppe pur­chas­es its first ad­ver­tis­ing pa­per in Ger­many. To­day sev­en ad­ver­tis­ing pa­per pub­lish­ers be­long to the me­dia group: The Panora­ma Anzeigen­blatt GmbH in Düssel­dorf, the Kuri­er Ver­lag GmbH in Neuss, the Nieder­rhein Ver­lag und Me­di­enser­vice GmbH in Duis­burg, the Wup­per­taler Rund­schau, the Wochen­spie­gel and Die Woch in the Saar­land and the ad­ver­tis­ing pa­per of our pub­lish­ers in Tri­er and the Lau­sitz.

Read more 1989 to 1946