Wolters Kluwer’s deep understanding of customer needs and the market trends that influence them is rooted in our long and rich history of producing high-quality information and tools across regions and different professional markets.
Wolters Kluwer was founded in the Netherlands more than 175 years ago. Two founding fathers of 18th century Dutch publishing houses, Æbele Kluwer and Jan-Berend Wolters, launched their business to improve the quality of educational materials. As a result of their work, they educated new generations of professionals.
To this day, Wolters Kluwer continues this strong tradition, always focused on delivering value-adding, next-generation information and solutions to our customers, which has been the hallmark of our company since its very beginning.
1792: Lippincott opens office in Philadelphia
1815: Carl Heymanns Verlag founded
1836: Wolters founded
1889: Kluwer starts business
1895: Lamy enters publishing market with Bulletin des Transport
1913: CCH publishes first Income Tax Reporter
1985: Operations start in China
1989: Launch of the legal information system LEX in Poland
1991: Italian IPSOA joins Wolters Kluwer
1996: Major step into the U.S. market with acquisition of CCH Inc.
2003: Wolters Kluwer presents first ‘Three-Year Strategy’ to deliver sustained value to customers and shareholders
2006: Wolters Kluwer Health office opens in New Delhi
2009: Wolters Kluwer chosen as best place to work for in Spain
2010: Wolters Kluwer Financial Services acquires FRSGlobal
- 2011: Twinfield joins Wolters Kluwer
- 2012: Approximately three quarters of the company's revenue are coming from online, software, and services
- 2013: Three-Year Strategy 'Realizing Our Growth Potential' kicks off