The German Automobile Industry Gets a New Newspaper September 10 From Crain Communications

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Crain Communications Inc.

    DETROIT, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Crain
 Communications, publisher of the highly respected Automotive News, will launch
 Die Automobil-Woche at the time of the Frankfurt IAA Motor show.  The German-
 language newspaper will cover the entire new-vehicle industry, from suppliers
 to automakers to franchised dealers.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010420/DEF009 )
     "Germany is one of the world's three most important automotive markets,
 and it's an exciting place for a hard-hitting business newspaper," said Keith
 Crain, chairman of Crain Communications and publisher of Automotive News and
 its sister publication, London-based Automotive News Europe.
     Helmut Kluger, a veteran German business-to-business publishing executive,
 is publisher of Die Automobil-Woche (meaning The Automobile Week) and managing
 director of Crain Communications GmbH.  Most recently, Kluger was responsible
 for the trade journal division of Verlag Moderne Industrie, a subsidiary of
 Sueddeutsche Verlag, the publisher of Sueddeutsche Zeitung.  His group
 included several leading automotive business magazines.
     "Die Automobil-Woche will be the first German publication that covers the
 whole German automotive industry," Kluger said.  "The interaction between
 suppliers, OEMs and dealers will increase considerably.  It won't be long
 before German dealers will ask their customers: Do you want Delphi or Bosch
 inside?"
     Die Automobil-Woche is based in the Munich suburb of Oberpfaffenhofen
 (e-mail: automobil-woche@crain.com ).  Kluger is assembling a team of editors,
 reporters and sales and marketing people.
     Initially, Die Automobil-Woche will publish every two weeks for
 distribution to automotive and dealership executives in Germany, Austria and
 German-speaking Switzerland.  It will cover the whole range of the vehicle
 business, from product-development to manufacturing, sales, marketing,
 distribution and dealer service.  Its web site will provide hour-by-hour
 breaking news and a rich source of automotive industry data.
     Die Automobil-Woche becomes the fifth publication in the Crain Automotive
 Group.  Automotive News is the dominant newspaper of the American auto
 industry; Automotive News Europe, with offices in England, France, Italy and
 Germany, is the leading pan-European automotive newspaper; Automotive News
 International is a glossy monthly that provides intelligence and insight to
 top automotive executives globally; and AutoWeek is a leading American
 enthusiast publication.
     Headquartered in Detroit, Crain Communications Inc. publishes 33 consumer,
 business and trade publications including Advertising Age, BtoB, Business
 Insurance, Modern Healthcare, and business weeklies in Chicago, Cleveland,
 Detroit and New York, along with numerous related business Web sites.  It has
 more than 1,000 employees in 17 offices worldwide.  The company's web address
 is www.crain.com .
 
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    DETROIT, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Crain
 Communications, publisher of the highly respected Automotive News, will launch
 Die Automobil-Woche at the time of the Frankfurt IAA Motor show.  The German-
 language newspaper will cover the entire new-vehicle industry, from suppliers
 to automakers to franchised dealers.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010420/DEF009 )
     "Germany is one of the world's three most important automotive markets,
 and it's an exciting place for a hard-hitting business newspaper," said Keith
 Crain, chairman of Crain Communications and publisher of Automotive News and
 its sister publication, London-based Automotive News Europe.
     Helmut Kluger, a veteran German business-to-business publishing executive,
 is publisher of Die Automobil-Woche (meaning The Automobile Week) and managing
 director of Crain Communications GmbH.  Most recently, Kluger was responsible
 for the trade journal division of Verlag Moderne Industrie, a subsidiary of
 Sueddeutsche Verlag, the publisher of Sueddeutsche Zeitung.  His group
 included several leading automotive business magazines.
     "Die Automobil-Woche will be the first German publication that covers the
 whole German automotive industry," Kluger said.  "The interaction between
 suppliers, OEMs and dealers will increase considerably.  It won't be long
 before German dealers will ask their customers: Do you want Delphi or Bosch
 inside?"
     Die Automobil-Woche is based in the Munich suburb of Oberpfaffenhofen
 (e-mail: automobil-woche@crain.com ).  Kluger is assembling a team of editors,
 reporters and sales and marketing people.
     Initially, Die Automobil-Woche will publish every two weeks for
 distribution to automotive and dealership executives in Germany, Austria and
 German-speaking Switzerland.  It will cover the whole range of the vehicle
 business, from product-development to manufacturing, sales, marketing,
 distribution and dealer service.  Its web site will provide hour-by-hour
 breaking news and a rich source of automotive industry data.
     Die Automobil-Woche becomes the fifth publication in the Crain Automotive
 Group.  Automotive News is the dominant newspaper of the American auto
 industry; Automotive News Europe, with offices in England, France, Italy and
 Germany, is the leading pan-European automotive newspaper; Automotive News
 International is a glossy monthly that provides intelligence and insight to
 top automotive executives globally; and AutoWeek is a leading American
 enthusiast publication.
     Headquartered in Detroit, Crain Communications Inc. publishes 33 consumer,
 business and trade publications including Advertising Age, BtoB, Business
 Insurance, Modern Healthcare, and business weeklies in Chicago, Cleveland,
 Detroit and New York, along with numerous related business Web sites.  It has
 more than 1,000 employees in 17 offices worldwide.  The company's web address
 is www.crain.com .
 
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