18/11/2019

Malmberg acquires Dutch educational publisher Essener

Today educational publisher Malmberg, a Sanoma Learning company, announces the acquisition of educational publisher Essener. Essener is the specialist in teaching methods in social studies in secondary schooling in the Netherlands. The acquisition includes all parts of Essener. The acquisition allows Malmberg to further expand its offering for the societal subjects.

Essener is publisher of the very successful teaching method in social studies: Thema’s in Social Studies. This teaching method includes teaching material in the field of politics, the multiform society, media, employment, crime and many other topics. One of the strengths of this method is the high topical value. The method pays a lot of attention to topics that are currently dominating the news and society.

Malmberg develops learning methods for primary, secondary and secondary vocational education and offers her methods via folio and integrated digital learning solutions. Essener will operate as a subsidiary of Malmberg while retaining its own identity.

According to Theo Rijpkema and Theo Schuurman, both founders of Essener, Malmberg and Essener complement each other very well: “As founders, we both have a background in Social Study teaching, which makes Essener a strong educational publishing company. We will join forces in the joint development of methods, platforms and services. With the same goal in mind: offering the best method social studies.

Rimco Spanjer, Director Malmberg, adds: “Social studies are an important part of the curriculum, now and in the future. We consider it our task to provide the teacher with the best support thinkable so they can optimally inspire students. This way teachers can help students create a successful future in which they can think critically and objectively about social issues ”.

About Malmberg
Educational publisher Malmberg develops learning methods for primary, secondary and secondary vocational education and offers these methods  through books and digital learning platforms. Malmberg also offers service and support to teachers to work optimally with the learning methods. Education has been in the DNA since Malmberg was founded in 1885. Malmberg considers it her task to support teachers in their educational tasks so they can help students becoming their best selves.

About Essener
Since its foundation in 1986, the Essener publishing house rapidly became the market leader in teaching methods for Social Studies in secondary education. The methods are characterized by their strong student-oriented approach, the high topicality value and the attractive sources. In addition, unburdening teachers is an important underlying quality standard.

Note for editors: for more information, contact Lotte Mertens, Communications manager (lotte.mertens@malmberg.nl / 0683182727)