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HGV Hanseatische Gesellschaft für Verlagsservice mbH (hgv) is the innovative service and solution partner for publishers. Our 200 employees in Hamburg, Kusterdingen and Munich support publishing customers in the areas of customer, financial and IT services as well as data intelligence.

The hgv is a 100% subsidiary of the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group.

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Interesting and important news

Corona pandemic / Important information on the current situation

Dear business partners, the Corona pandemic is getting worse and is becoming a problem for all of us.>> learn more

Charter of diversity

On behalf of all Holtzbrinck companies>> learn more

Andreas Bohn becomes Managing Director/CTO of hgv

On October 1, 2019, Andreas Bohn (53) will succeed Christian Gerlich (47) as Managing Director and CTO of hgv>> learn more

We celebrate 30 years of hgv!

The year 2019 is a special year for us at hgv. We are celebrating a round birthday.>> learn more

21.02.2019 // Munich // Workshop "Online marketing strategies in publishing".

In a workshop specifically geared to the publishing industry, we discuss online marketing strategies and measures.>> learn more

We welcome Delius Klasing as a new hgv customer as of February 2019

On February 1, 2019, Delius Klasing Verlag completes its delivery change from Cornelsen Verlagskontor to hgv>> learn more

January 2019 // Berlin // Keynote speech: Lessons learned from over 20 years of "number crunching" - or: Fun with data? How can that work?

By processing over one million order items (sales, turnover, returns, customer and product data, etc.) every month, hgv alone is ...>> learn more

In the data-flow: your mindfulness training on the way to a data-inspired publishing house // an hgv workshop on 06.11.2018 in cooperation with future!publish

A well-founded gut feeling is the driving force behind successful decisions in the vast majority of publishing houses. Without data, pure gut feeling is ...>> learn more

Friederike Susanne Hemming is elected to the Board of Directors of the North Regional Association

During the Annual General Meeting on 29.05.2018, Friederike Susanne Hemming was elected Deputy Chairwoman of the North Regional Association of the Association of German Publishers and Booksellers.>> learn more

Logistics partnership between Delius Klasing and hgv

Publishing distribution change on February 1, 2019 Delius Klasing transfers its publishing distribution from Cornelsen Verlagskontor (CVK) to HGV>> learn more

Big Data Workshop of the hgv at the Publishers' Forum in Berlin

From April 26 - 27, 2018, the Publishers' Forum invited the industry to the congress under the motto "Beyond Publishing">> learn more

First ePublishing Summit of the hgv in Hamburg

On April 19, 2018, hgv hosted the first ePublishing Summit in Hamburg. With bright sunshine and a panoramic view over Hamburg>> learn more


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Our customers and partners speak for us.

"The hgv has a good network in the market and in the industry and is a pioneer in all technical and organizational developments. We are always impressed by the expertise and enthusiasm of the staff. The service level is consistently very high. The professional project management of hgv accompanies all projects safely and efficiently."

Christoph Schaupp - Sigloch Distribution Geschäftsführer

"Klopotek was founded in 1992 and we have been working with the Holtzbrinck Group since 1994. Our cooperation with hgv dates back to 1998, so we have known them for many years and value them as a reliable partner. The hgv has successfully and competently implemented Klopotek software in numerous publishing houses, not only Holtzbrinck companies, and continues to do so."

Stefan Jacob - Klopotek & Partner GmbH Geschäftsführer

"We have now been receiving telephone support from the hgv for over six years, once a month on call. For us, this only brings advantages, because you can order the titles from the various publishers bundled together and, of course, get them with an invoice in one delivery. Personal contact is particularly important to us, which would of course fall by the wayside with purely online ordering."

David Brück-Thies - Buchhandlung Feussner Köln

"With the other well-known publishers delivering via hgv, we can share the delivery and invoicing network - a great advantage for booksellers, as this enables short order intervals and profitable delivery units."

Stefan Fritsch - Diogenes Management Market & Organization

"In spring 2010, the C.H.BECK publishing group decided to use the services of hgv for the production and delivery of our e-books. The decisive factors for us were the competence, the well thought-out quality standards and the friendly staff at hgv. Our expectations have been met and we enjoy working with hgv."

Dr. Jonathan Beck - Verlag C.H.Beck

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