|2007||W&D Vertriebsmanagement GmbH is set up in collaboration with a partner. The new company offers a range of international services covering telemarketing, market research, customer care and training.|
|2006||The first issues of the trade magazine Garten Lifestyle and the special interest magazine caridina are brought out. |
The first International PET Conference attracts a high level of interest. Almost 200 participants from 14 countries attend the conference.
|2005||Sale of the stake in the Netherlands MIXpress to one of the partners. However, the two publishing houses still continue to work together.|
|2004||The 1st Heimtierkongress, a pet conference organised by Dähne, marks a further expansion of the company's range into the sphere of organised events and the continuation of the process of diversification in the traditional sectors.|
|2002||In the pet products sector, the international market is opened up by means of the specialist magazine PET in Europe. |
|2000||With the appearance of Gartenteich, a magazine based on garden ponds, the company branches out into the growth segment of water in the garden for the first time. |
Company founders Karl-Heinz and Antonia Dähne retire from the management on the occasion of the company's 30th anniversary and transfer the overall management of the companies to their two sons, Marc and Gernot Dähne.
|1999||Acquisition of a majority stake in MIXpress, a Netherlands publishing house with its publications MIX, Groene Markt and Keetens in Kaart. The group now has more than 50 employees.|
|1996||A subsidiary company, DeDeNet Internet- und Multimedia-Entwicklungen GmbH, is set up in collaboration with a software company. |
Gernot Dähne, the founders' second son, is appointed to the management team.
|1995||The firm, which meanwhile has a total of 37 employees, moves into the new building located in Ettlingen, Am Erlengraben, which was built to meet the greatly increased need for more space.|
|1994||The first issue of Holzforum, the specialist publication for the German timber trade, comes out. It fills a previously unoccupied niche in the magazine landscape. |
|1993||Dähne publishers employ a staff of 25. |
Marc Dähne, the founders' older son, joins the management team.
|1992||Acquisition of an existing programme of books for aquarists results in the house of Dähne for the first time serving the consumer branch. |
Six months later comes the complementary purchase of the special interest title, Aquaristik aktuell.
|1989||Long before the opening up of the EEC's internal market and well before monetary union, Dähne publishers do justice to the ideas of internationalisation with their specialist magazine DIY in Europe.|
|1983||Dähne Verlag acquires the magazine pet Zoo-Report (today's pet Fachmagazin) and develops it into the leading specialist magazine for the pet products sector.|
|1977||The company's initial involvement in the developing do-it-yourself sector comes with a special Dähne Informationsdienst issue for builders' merchants and DIY stores. The first issue of the Diy Branchen-Report (today's diy Branchenmagazin) appears six months later and in this same year.|
|1970||Karl-Heinz and Antonia Dähne set up the publishing house of Dähne. Their first publication as a two-man company is the Dähne Informationsdienst (Information Service) for the food/non-food industry.|