Westend Druckereibetriebe GmbH

Printing the extra mile

Our company Westend Druckereibetriebe, as part of the WKS Group, is more than just a printing company: it is a high-tech operation with more than 190 qualified employees. Solid, reliable, and always up to date.

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We offer everything from comprehensive consulting services to conceptual design

Our diverse range of print products enables us to offer our trade, publishing, and industrial customers a whole range of effective print advertising options. If required, we are happy to provide our clients with advisory and conceptual design support.

Facts + Figures


Location: Essen


Employees: 190


Printing presses: 4 manroland


Company premises: 1.7 ha

Your contact person

Dirk Bannas
Management/Sales management

Tel.:+49 (0) 2 01/10 06 – 1 30
Fax:+49 (0) 2 01/10 06 – 71 25
Mobil:+49 (0) 1 76/11 10 60 02
E-Mail:d.bannas [at] wksgruppe [dot] de
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Your benefit: the best possible value for money.

The combination of our efficient, experienced team together with the right equipment guarantee the best possible value for money. Let’s talk.

Your benefit: the best possible value for money.

The combination of our efficient, experienced team together with the right equipment guarantee the best possible value for money. Let’s talk.

History of Westend Druckereibetriebe GmbH

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2015

Installation of a 48-page press

2015
2009

Integration into WKS Druckholding GmbH

2009
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2008

Construction of a new production building and installation of an 80-page web offset press

2008
2005

Sale to the Hannover Finanz Group – renamed Westend Druckereibetriebe GmbH

2005
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2000

Start-up of a 64-page web offset press

2000
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1983

Change of name to ‘Krupp Grafische Betriebe GmbH’

1983
1969

Launch of web offset printing

1969
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1954 – 1957

Fried. Krupp Graphic Institute

1954 – 1957
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1915 

Introduction of offset printing

1915 
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1861

Establishment of Essen site as the ‘Photografische und Lithografische Anstalt der Gußstahlfabrik Alfred Krupp’ (photographic and lithographic printing institute of the Alfred Krupp cast steel factory).

1861