WERNER SODERSTROM OSAKEYHTIO

WERNER SODERSTROM OSAKEYHTIO

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Company Overview
Werner Sцderstrцm Osakeyhti” (WSOY) is one of the leading educational publishers in Europe and the leading book publisher in Finland. WSOY is also one of the largest book printers in the Nordic area. The company has its head office in Helsinki, Finland and is part of SanomaWSOY, a leading media group in the Nordic region, with presence in 20 European countries.
WSOY operates in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Sweden. In Finland, WSOY is the leading book publisher and the market leader in general literature, and in number of specialist publications. Its subsidiary, Young Digital Poland, develops and publishes interactive educational software packages, language learning software and eLearning technologies. Young Digital is one of the world’s largest eLearning content developer covering majority of school subjects at primary and secondary level, developed for both off-line and Internet use.
WSOY’s mission is to open minds, expand knowledge and improve the quality of life through publishing excellence and by providing comprehensive content service.
Business Summary
The Werner Soderstrom Osakeyhtio-WSOY Group is a diversified company engaged in communications, publishing and graphic production. WSOY is Finland’s largest book-publisher and the largest book-printer in Scandinavia.
In May 1998, Werner Soderstrom Osakeyhtio, Sanoma Corporation, Helsinki Media Company Oy and Oy Dervanda Ab, which is a major shareholder in the two last-mentioned companies, announced that they have adopted a plan to merge in May 1999 to form a new company, SanomaWSOY Oyj. The new company is Scandinavia’s second largest media corporation.
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Book publisher
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AAC GLOBAL OY
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SVH COOPERS & LYBRAND OY
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US SIC Code
4899
Company Address
PL 222
Bulevardi 12-14
City province or state postal code
00121, HELSINKI
Phone: +358 9 616 81
Fax: +358 9 616 8333
Country address: FINLAND
Website url: www.wsoy.fi