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Berlin / Pune, 22 May 2008

Springer supports community work in Pune

As part of Springer’s commitment to community, the company is funding the ‘School-on-Wheels’ project of the Doorstep School

As part of Springer’s commitment to community, the company is funding the ‘School-on-Wheels’ project of the Doorstep School, a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Pune. Pune is the home of Crest Premedia Solutions (Crest), a Springer Science+Business Media company. The School-on-Wheels is a classroom set up in a bus, providing children that live in slums, on the streets or on building sites with basic education and reading skills. Springer will be funding the entire School-on-Wheels activities, including the driver, the teachers, the school materials and the bus itself for the next three years.
In addition to the financial support for the Doorstep School, German and Dutch interns working at Crest Premedia Solutions for six months engage in various community projects. Each participant spends 14 days of their work period at Crest working for the Doorstep School.
Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of scientific and specialist literature. It is the second-largest publisher of journals in the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sector, the largest publisher of STM books and the largest business-to-business publisher in the German-language area. The group publishes over 1,700 journals and more than 5,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and some 5,000 employees. In 2007, it generated annual sales of around EUR 906 million.
Crest Premedia Solutions (P) Limited (www.crest-premedia.in) is a premedia service provider specializing in German and Dutch language work. The company provides typesetting, multimedia, web development, marketing services and software development services to its client in Europe. Crest is a part of Springer Science+Business Media and is a 100% export unit, registered with Software Technology Parks of India. The company is based at Giga Space IT Park, Pune. Since its launch on 25 August 2006, the company has successfully completed STM (scientific, technical and medical) journals, magazines, books, flash animations, graphics and image processing projects. Having moved past the initial setup stage the company is now expanding into untapped and new market areas of language-based outsourcing in the field of publishing and premedia.
Contact:
Eric Merkel-SobottaSpringer Science+Business Media
+49 30 82 787 5431
Devashish Kumar
Crest Premedia Solutions
+91 20 30 58 06 01