Burda-Ukraine, Subsidiary enterprise
In the town of Offenburg in the southwest of Germany at the beginning of the 20th century Franz Burda I founded his own printing house. The enterprise became family: the son of the founder came here to work. In 1927, they released their first edition - a radio program with a circulation of 3000 copies. And in 1929, after the death of his father, the printer's owner became a son - Franz Burda II. In 1948, the magazine Ufer, which later became the famous brand of Bunte, was published.
Special role in the success of Franz Burdi II was played by his wife Anna Magdalen Lemminger, known throughout the world as Anne Bourda. For over 50 years, she has been engaged in the production of magazines devoted to fashion. Today its main magazine Burda Moden is available in 20 languages in almost 100 countries. In 1950 the first issue of the illustrated monthly Burda Moden came out. By 1965, the magazine's circulation reached a million copies.
After the death of his father, in 1986, Hubert Burda will inherit the publishing business, consisting of 15 German magazines and 2 printing houses.
Hubert Burda has transformed publishing business into a transnational media corporation Hubert Burda Media with an annual turnover of over EUR 2 billion.
To date, the portfolio of the concern includes more than 240 journals in 26 countries of the world. 70 of them are published in Germany. In addition, the concern employs such well-known international magazine brands as Elle, InStyle, Playboy, Men's Health, Cosmopolitan and others. Famous magazines Lisa, Focus and Bunte from their own brands.