AddressBertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
The media company with more than 100,000 employees around the world has its headquarters in Gütersloh, Germany. From humble beginnings in 1835, Bertelsmann developed into an international media group after the Second World War. What hasn’t changed is the Gütersloh headquarters, where its business activities are managed and coordinated.
The Corporate Center was inaugurated in 1976 and enlarged in the following years due to increasing staff numbers. Departments such as Corporate Communications, Finance, Consulting and HR have their offices here.
In November 2001, the German term Hauptverwaltung for the Bertelsmann headquarters in Gütersloh was replaced by the internationally common designation “Corporate Center.” The term underlines the corporate, group-level nature of the facility, and makes it clear that the decision-making center for the company’s concerns is located in Gütersloh.
If you are traveling by car, take the A2 motorway Hannover-Oberhausen and take the Gütersloh/Verl exit. Turn right at the crossroad immediately after leaving the motorway. Drive right through the Spexard area, turn right onto the Stadring Sundern (Sundern ring road) at the first major crossroad after Spexard (signpost reads: Bielefeld, Gütersloh-Nord, Bertelsmann/Miele) Turn right again at the third crossroad onto Carl-Bertelsmann-Strasse (signpost reads: Avenwedde, Friedrichsdorf, Bertelsmann) The Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA building will be on your right side
The nearest airport is the Paderborn/Lippstadt regional airport in Ahden (approx. 45 km from Gütersloh). From there, take the following directions to reach Gütersloh by car: Bundesstrasse 1 towards Paderborn, then take the A 33 towards Bielefeld, at the Bielefeld junction, take the A2 towards Dortmund until you reach the Gütersloh/Verl exit
See “By car” above for further directions.
The largest airport in the near vicinity is Hannover (approx. 120 km from Gütersloh). From there, take the train to Gütersloh or go by car via the A2 (see above).