GEZ Gebühreneinzugszentrale


Freimersdorfer Weg 6
D-50829 Köln
Telefon +49 (0) 221 5061-0
Telefax +49 (0) 221 5061-2507
E-Mail info@gez.de
Internet www.gez.de

Nationwide collection of fees at the location Cologne – GE

In 1973 the public broadcasting corporations decided to establish their jointly organized licence fee collection in North Rhine-Westphalia. Therefor they founded their still biggest joint institution, the Gebühreneinzugszentrale (li­­cence fee collection centre) – GEZ –, based in Cologne. With the foundation of the GEZ in 1976 the German business and media location “on the Rhine” has been completed. It also consists of the numerous private media en­­terprises – in addition to the WDR, the Deut­sch­landradio and the Deutschland­funk.

 


The GEZ processes the collection of licence fees in an efficient and cost-effective way, as the annual results and the altogether smooth execution of its complex work processes show. In the past few years in particular, extensive change processes have consolidated the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the collection system. In addition, we have realized optimization measures in the fields of structural organization and work­­flow management as well as data pro­cessing. Today the GEZ has one of the most modern data processing systems in Europe. The GEZ’s data pro­cessing centre is among the biggest and highest performing centres in Germany.

For the business location the GEZ has become an institution and a secure em­­ployer.

 

 


GEZ Gebühreneinzugszentrale

Manager: Hans Buchholz

Administrative Board:
Hans W. Färber (Chairman)
Administrative Director of WDR

Year of foundation: 1976

Employees: about 1,100

Turnover:
2007: 7,298.9 million euros
Expenses of GEZ: 2.18 %

Business activity:
• Maintenance of the master data
for broadcast receiver licence holders
• Care for registered
broadcast receiver licence holders
• Billing and collection of licence fees as well as monitoring the payments
• Exemption procedures for private persons
• Execution of measures to win non-registered broadcast receivers in cooperation with
the broadcasting corporations
• Analyses for the broadcasting corporations
• Planning of the licence fee income
for ARD, ZDF and DLR

Address:
Freimersdorfer Weg 6
D-50829 Köln
Telefon +49 (0) 221 5061-0
Telefax +49 (0) 221 5061-2507
E-Mail info(at)gez.de
Internet www.gez.de

 

 


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