Company Profile

Figures and Facts

Established
12. September 1995
Accounting standard
HGB (German Commercial Code)
End of business yearDecember 31
Executive Board

Tobias Kaulfuss (CEO)

Supervisory Board

Dr. Joachim Bernecker (Chairman)
Business consultant

Thomas Krüger (Deputy Chairman)
Managing Director, Ad Astra Erste Beteiligungs GmbH & Ad Astra Venture Consult GmbH

Michael Neises
Attorney-at-law

Business area and products

asknet, a pioneer in the development of global e-commerce solutions, offers manufacturers comprehensive expertise and customized shops to allow them to sell their products and services 24/7 in more than 190 countries. Customers benefit from international payment and logistics processes, both for digital and physical goods, as well as from the experience that results from several dozen successful e-commerce solutions.

The Karlsruhe-based company also operates portals for software distribution in the academic research and teaching segment. Founded in 1995 as a spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the company is a partner to around 80 percent of Germany’s universities and research institutes. asknet acts as a large account reseller for Adobe and Microsoft in the academic market. Using the established studyhouse.de internet platform, asknet also offers students a wide range of software for personal use.

Selected Key Figures of the Group

(in million euros)2011201220132014 2015 2016
Sales revenues65.4274.8282.2189.38 73.32 68.72
Gross profit10.710.1210.3810.64 10.39 8.92
Gross profit margin15.4%13.5%12.6%11.9% 14.2% 13.0%
EBT-0.850.100.240,11 0.09 -1.83
Net profit-0.880.080.230.10 0.08 -2.50