Heinz Heise

Verlag Heinz Heise GmbH & Co. KG
GmbH & Co. KG Edit this on Wikidata
Founded19 June 1949 Edit this on Wikidata
Key people
Christian Heise; Ansgar Heise
Productsmagazines and telephone books
Number of employees
about 700
Headquarters in Hanover
Former headquarters in Hanover

Heinz Heise is a publishing house based in Hanover, Germany. Its focus is PC-oriented publications such as c't, iX and heise.de, as well as corresponding online services published by its UK-based subsidiary Heise Media UK Ltd.


Heise was created by Heinz Heise in Hanover in 1949 as an address and telephone directory publisher, then later expanded to include magazines and loose leaf collections. In 2001, the company was divided into separate enterprises, all of which came under the umbrella of their parent company, the Heise Media Group. Their turnover was in 2008 at 108.7 million euro.[1]

In July 2006, Heise Security was launched in the UK.[2] It mostly featured translated news from the German site, but also featured locally relevant stories. The UK version of Heise Online was released in February 2008. In February 2009, the UK site was renamed to The H, and located at h-online.com.[3] In July 2013, The H was closed due to difficulties in monetizing traffic to the website.[4] The archive was taken down and the website redirected to heise.de in January 2014.[5] It was brought back online a few days later.[6]