August 12, 2020 Press reports

TASCHEN Publishing House implements new logistics concept together with VVA

TASCHEN Publishing House bundles logistics at Arvato

Gütersloh - VVA has won TASCHEN Verlag as a new customer at its Gütersloh location. The publishing house is combining the move to the Arvato subsidiary, which began on July 1, 2020, with a reorganization of its international logistics concept. 

TASCHEN and the VVA are jointly optimizing the international supply chain. The core of the new concept is centralization at a European central warehouse at the Gütersloh location, which will gradually replace the regional warehouses existing in several countries. In the future, all customers in the European markets will be served directly from there. In addition, the publishing house's international sales partners will be linked to the European central warehouse. Until further notice, „KNV Zeitfracht“ will continue to supply the German-speaking book market. 

"I am very pleased that TASCHEN Publishing House has chosen us for this demanding project," says Stephan Schierke, President VVA. "Outside the usual VVA industry solution, we have worked with TASCHEN to develop tailor-made logistics for the world market. Arvato's cross-industry know-how will be of benefit to us in overcoming the special challenges in terms of logistics and IT".

"The new solution will reduce our complexity, lower costs through synergy and economies of scale, and improve our service," said TASCHEN-COO Hans-Peter Kübler. "The prerequisite for such a challenging project is a strong and reliable partner, which we have found in the VVA. This is also proven by the smooth start of the project in these special times".


About TASCHEN Publishing House

TASCHEN is the world's leading art book publisher, based in Cologne, Germany with subsidiaries in Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Madrid and Paris. For over 40 years, innovative illustrated books have been produced on the subject of architecture,design, film, photography, art, lifestyle and pop culture and globally distributed in more than 30 languages. 


About the VVA:

Vereinigte Verlagsauslieferung (VVA - Arvato Media GmbH) supplies books, CDs, magazines, paper, office supplies, stationery and games to retailers and end consumers from its three locations in Gütersloh, Verl and Gilching (Verlegerdienst München) for more than 200 clients. Through complementary solutions in logistics, distribution and finance, we work together with our customers to provide an individual and market-driven complete service from a single source. As a publishing house delivery service, we have decades of experience in the logistics business. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA and integrated into the Arvato Supply Chain Solutions division, we are a strong partner in the world of media. You can find further information at

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