Withstand price pressure and enable growth
The turnaround in mechanical and plant engineering has manifested itself by 2020 at the latest: China overtook Germany as the long-standing "export world champion". Lower prices continue to be a decisive competitive factor, and Asian competitors have also been able to close the gap on German leaders in terms of technology. This means that German companies are faced with a balancing act: maintaining and expanding their own quality standards, but at the same time having to respond to the intensified price competition. Services are playing an increasingly important role here – and must be positioned as independent offering.
Against the backdrop of rising production costs, it is important to implement measures with a rapid effect, for example in working capital, and to make the operating model more efficient in the medium term. We help stabilize profitability and liquidity. At the same time, we are working with our clients on a competitive strategic (re-)alignment.
Karsten SchulzeSenior Partner & Member of the Board