About Us

zentrada Europe GmbH & Co KG (formerly known as Schimmel Media Verlag GmbH & Co KG) goes back to the founding of “Zentralmarkt” as one of five initial Trade Magazines in Germany in 1946 that were established to rebuild the German retail structure.

Beside many years of leadership in its publishing market, the still family owned company established a range of business magazines and the first web based services in the 90s.

Being a “Spin off” out of a joint venture with the Haufe Media Group in 2003, Schimmel Media is owned by its founders and managers today as a financial, managing and administration Holding. 
Managing a network of 80 employees, partners and external specialists, zentrada invested and established with the zentrada.network an European-wide wholesale buyer network following the initial idea of successful crowd trading by the means of the internet with European dimensions.