We optimise the operating profitability of companies, focusing on the key areas of supply chain management, purchasing and production.

The Kerkhoff Group combines highly specialized, award-winning consulting companies that offer solutions for the entire value chain. The consulting services are aimed at achieving measurable increases in efficiency in the areas of supply chain management, purchasing and production. For more than 20 years, the group of companies has stood for top-quality consulting with a strong focus on implementation. The clients are mainly medium-sized companies and international groups from the German-speaking region, whereby the consulting services are provided across industries. The group of companies operates in interdisciplinary teams, driving forward the objective of increased efficiency.

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"As a privately-held company, we have grown organically with our customer's requirements over the decades and work in interdisciplinary teams, which develop innovative and intelligent solutions for supply chain, procurement and production."

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 in our consulting segment. 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.


Our specialised companies are bound by their passion for efficiency and cost optimisation.

Gerd Kerkhoff

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Group

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

Stephan Weaver

Head of Consulting
Kerkhoff Consulting

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

Thomas Schmölzer

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Consulting Austria

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

Kathleen Buddenkotte

Kerkhoff Experts

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

Bernd Stein

Kerkhoff Cost Engineering

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

Stephan Kunigk

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Indirect Procurement

Provider of software products, apps and benchmark data for cost calculation, analysis & market price indexing

Godo Lange-Hilmers

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Software

Advisory Board

Dr. Thomas Ludwig

Chairman of the Advisory Board

Thomas Ludwig has many years of professional expertise in the steel and trade sectors. From 1991 to 1995 he was a member of the Executive Board at Klöckner & Co AG, before joining the management team in 1995 at the Trade and Services division of the Thyssen Group, later known as ThyssenKrupp Group. There, he took over the position of CEO at ThyssenKrupp Serv AG. From 2003 to October 2009, Thomas Ludwig led Klöckner & Co SE as CEO. As of 1st January 2010, he has been the managing partner at the investment firm Lindsay Goldberg & Vogel GmbH in Düsseldorf, which represents the private equity fund Lindsay Goldberg, New York, in Germany.

Stefanie Kerkhoff (MBA)

Member of the Advisory BoardAfter studying at Bayreuth University, in 1993 Stefanie Kerkhoff joined the project business of TeKe - the consultancy OHG. She founded Kerkhoff Consulting together with her husband in 1999. As Commercial Director, Stefanie Kerkhoff was responsible for the Finance and HR Divisions in the German parent company and in the foreign subsidiaries. As part of these responsibilities, she developed the company into Kerkhoff Group GmbH. In 2013, Stefanie Kerkhoff joined the advisory board at Kerkhoff Group.

Contact HR, Communications and Services

Kathleen Buddenkotte

Head of Human Resources


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Kerkhoff Group GmbH
Elisabethstraße 5
40217 Düsseldorf

Sascha Koch

Head of Services & Corporate Communications


Kerkhoff Group GmbH
Elisabethstraße 5
40217 Düsseldorf