arvato provides a comprehensive range of services and solutions to our business partners in the IT, high tech, games, video, and audio sectors. Our customers all over the world benefit from our 8,000 employees and our five decades of experience. Our global footprint includes 18 countries on five continents.
arvato is a leading provider of integrated solutions that include every step of the value chain, custom configurations to kitting and distribution including component integration, postponement, warehousing, post production, replication, fulfillment, financial services, and electronic software distribution. This entire process chain is supported by end-to-end IT systems. Our solutions create value for our customers and ensure that they are well equipped for the challenges of their markets.
arvato is a part of arvato AG, the internationally networked media and communication service provider. With 60,000 employees around the world, arvato AG ships 650 million consignments, fields 200 million phone calls and processes over a million tons of paper into books, catalogues and other printed products each year. More than six million CDs and DVDs are shipped from our replication plants each day. The server park we operate for our customers offers more than 85 terabytes of hard disk capacity and 1,900 processor units.
arvato AG is a division of Bertelsmann AG, a 175-year old transnational media corporation founded in 1835, and based in Gütersloh, Germany. The company operates in 63 countries and employs over 100,000 workers, which makes us the most international media corporation in the world. In 2009 Bertelsmann AG reported a €15.354 billion revenue and an operating EBIT of €1.424 billion. Among our some 500 subdivisions, subsidiaries, and branches are Random House, RTL Group, Gruner + Jahr, and Direct Group.