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DVV Media Group acquires Road Transport Media

Hamburg-based DVV Media Group GmbH has acquired a 100 per cent shareholding in Road Transport Media Ltd (RTM), based in Surrey.

With its print, web and event portfolio, RTM is a leading provider of specialist information and media services for the road freight industry and commercial vehicle sector in the UK.

Its portfolio includes long-established print titles Commercial Motor, Motor Transport, and Truck & Driver. With a combined circulation of more than 40,000 copies, RTM reaches all relevant players in the industry. RTM also has a comprehensive online presence, including a digital marketplace, as well as smartphone apps, says DVV Media.

RTM runs various events such as Freight in the City, Tip-ex, and Tank-ex. Its flagship Motor Transport Awards, which has been taking place in London for more than 30 years, highlights outstanding achievements in the area of road freight transport and is attended annually by more than 1,500 senior industry decision makers.

DVV Media UK is the publisher of rail and air freight industry titles including Railway Gazette International and Air Cargo News. With the acquisition of RTM, DVV Media Group is significantly expanding and strengthening its presence in the UK market.

CEO, Martin Weber says: “The acquisition of Road Transport Media is an important milestone in the further development of our international publishing activities.”

DVV Media Group GmbH, a sister company of the Rheinische Post Media Group, has more than 200 employees and produces over 30 business to business publications in the transport & logistics, maritime, rail, public transport, travel/conferences, and defence sectors. The publishing portfolio includes newsletters, specialist books, reference works, websites and apps. DVV Media Group also organises events and conferences.