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Passion for efficiency and cost optimisation

The Kerkhoff Group consists of specialised companies that offer their customers outstanding solutions for efficiency and cost optimisation (Kerkhoff Consulting, Kerkhoff Cost Engineering, Kerkhoff Experts, Kerkhoff Indirect Procurement, Kerkhoff Risk & Compliance, Kerkhoff Software and Kerkhoff Voice & Data). In their consulting work, all members of the Group are characterized by their entrepreneurial, transparent activities and their strictly consistent orientation towards increasing the sustained corporate success for each individual client.

In order to also secure synergies and efficiency for ourselves as a corporate group, the companies' operational functions and processes are centralized in the Kerkhoff Group – for example, in human resources, purchasing, sales, marketing, corporate communications and finances. 

Services for increased profit

We are independent and thus objective; our work is transparent, cooperative and reliable.

This maxim has been summarized in our code of conduct which is equally obligatory for all our companies.


Reliable – we want to remain outstanding

We want to exclusively provide outstanding services. Accordingly, we are specialized with services in the consulting segment of purchasing and procurement. The awards we obtained motivate us to meet again the resulting high standards in every single project. We therefore accept only select project orders. These are projects where we are convinced that we can generate significant corporate value added. We are among the best in our segment, and it should stay that way. We do not strive to become the largest; instead, we are solely committed to quality and to the clients’ benefit.




Transparent – we are working plausibly and understandably

We demand from us transparency and understandability not only in terms of project contents and project progress but also in terms of analyses and calculations. We disclose to our clients all data, analyses and calculations which we prepare or establish within the scope of our collaboration. Moreover, we hand over to our clients the project data for their own further utilization. These data are used both for understandability and templates. Activities in the project are made transparent by means of reporting standards in the form of records or logs, weekly reports and meeting memos.


Cooperative – we are working on a par

It is our role and identity to collaborate on a par. We define "on par" via the respect for any task and the esteem of every responsible officer. Reciprocal learning is a key principle in the project: As consultants, we are dependent upon internal corporate know-how – professional and organizational knowledge – to realize a successful project jointly with our client. Trust and constructive collaboration are accordingly the working foundation and basis of understanding – not only within the joint project team.

Implementation-oriented – we reach our goals jointly

Our work does not end with analyses and strategy recommendations but only once the project contents have been successfully realized jointly with our clients. We lend a hand and we will help where we are needed. Success is the result of joint efforts. Setbacks and the readiness for constructive conflicts are all part of successful projects. This understanding is a motivation for maximum performance, it takes into account all special characteristics and brings about the best project results.



Independent – we evaluate objectively

Our business model is based, without exception, on the remuneration by our clients to whom we are exclusively committed and obligated. We evaluate objectively. Thus, we will not be guided in our work by performance-oriented compensation models; we do not obtain any commissions from suppliers and we also do not systematically work together with individual suppliers.





Phone  +49 211 6218061-0
Fax +49 211 6218061-22

Kerkhoff Group GmbH
Elisabethstraße 5
40217 Düsseldorf

Six companies are here bound by their passion for efficiency and cost optimisation

Gerd Kerkhoff

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Group

Dirk Schäfer

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Group

Heinz Scheve

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Group

Corporate consultants for optimising the value creation chain – from purchasing, production and supply chain to all corporate controlling functions

Hans-Nicolai Hars

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Consulting

Corporate consultants for a sustainable and market-based product strategy, cost-based product development and integrated optimisation of manufacturing costs

Jochen Wilms

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Cost Engineering

Consultants and managed service partners for the professionalisation and digitalisation of indirect product groups, plus multi-customer pooling of needs

Dr. Jan Herrmann

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Indirect Procurement

Providers of software products, apps and benchmark data for the topics of cost calculation, analysis and market price indexing

Godo Lange-Hilmers

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Software

Personnel service providers for the provision of experts and executives temporarily and permanently

Yurda Burghardt

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Experts

Compliance consulting, prevention of liability risks.

Heinz Scheve

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Risk and Compliance

Consultants for mobile network optimisation plus system consulting in the field of telecommunications and data lines

Godo Hanisch

Managing Director
Voice and Data

Advisory Board

Dr. Thomas Ludwig

Stefanie Kerkhoff

Andreas Schmitz

Contact HR, Finance, Communications, Services and Compliance

Personnel and Application

Kathleen Buddenkotte

Head of HR

Kerkhoff Group GmbH
Elisabethstraße 5
40217 Düsseldorf


Werner Reistel

Head of finance

Kerkhoff Group GmbH
Elisabethstraße 5
40217 Düsseldorf

Services & Communications

Sascha Koch

Head of Services & Communications

Kerkhoff Group GmbH
Elisabethstraße 5
40217 Düsseldorf

Communications & Marketing Austria

Erika Stefan

Marketing Communications Manager

Kerkhoff Consulting GmbH
Wallnerstraße 3
1010 Wien

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