Ringier is among the largest internationally operating Swiss media companies, producing over 120 newspapers and magazines. It also runs printing plants, radio and TV stations and well over 80 web and mobile platforms, with approximately 8,000 employees. Ringier stands for a pioneering spirit and individuality as well as independence, freedom of expression and diversity of information. The company's hallmarks are excellence in products, journalistic quality and exceptional entertainment. Founded in Switzerland in 1833, Ringier has been family-run for five generations.