Norsk Hydro ASA
Norsk Hydro is the world’s only fully integrated aluminium company. In addition to manufacturing primary aluminium and cast, rolled, extruded and recycled products, Hydro mines bauxite and refines it into aluminium oxide and also generates electricity. Radermacher & Partner supported Norsk Hydro in drawing up product/ market studies and technology trend analyses on the application range of extruded aluminium profiles, particularly in the transport, infrastructure and automotive sectors. On the basis of sound secondary research, we conducted expert interviews worldwide, adopted ideas for additional product applications and developed scenarios from this.
Volkswagen AG is Europe’s biggest carmaker. What is known as the Transparent Factory is Volkswagen’s car manufacturing location in Dresden operated by Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH. Radermacher & Partner was commissioned to create a process topology, process analyses and quality assurance audits before and during the start of series production and to establish a quality assurance system and quality controlling for the powertrain of the VW Phaeton. Radermacher & Partner’s consultants also delivered training measures for assembly workers and supported the client in the actual implementation.
DB Fernverkehr AG
DB Fernverkehr AG carries around 390,000 passengers to their destination every day on its ICE, IC and EC trains. DB Fernverkehr AG identified the improvement of cleanliness in its trains as a key measure for higher passenger satisfaction. Radermacher & Partner was assigned to carry out a project together with the responsible persons at DB Fernverkehr and the cleaning service provider in order to develop and implement measures for the optimization of the vehicle interior cleaning. This included drawing up a target picture for the future cleaning system for vehicle interior cleaning and developing and implementing a comprehensive package of measures to improve the cleanliness of trains (e.g. introduction of cleaning stewards to accompany trains, improved appearance of on-road cleaners, improved planning and control). The conception of integrated IT interfaces with the internal cleaning service provider and the development of a reporting system to control the service provider and for quality management proved to be central levers in this project.
Liebherr International AG
The business fields of the Liebherr Group include earthmoving equipment, mining, mobile cranes, rotating tower cranes, concrete technology, maritime cranes, machine tools, automation systems, aerospace, transport technology, components, household appliances and hotels. Radermacher & Partner was commissioned to take stock of the client’s research and development activities and their production and assembly facilities for electronic components and modules. The development of electronic technology was defined as a core competence and all the electronics activities throughout the group were brought together in an independent company. Radermacher & Partner’s consultants created the conceptual feasibility analyses and supported the Liebherr Group during the transfer of all the relevant electronics activities to the new company Liebherr-Elektronik GmbH.
TÜV Süd Automotive GmbH
TüV Süd Automotive GmbH provides product and process improvement services for the automotive industry. Their range of services encompasses drive and emission technology, integral vehicle safety and type approval for vehicles and components. Radermacher & Partner was commissioned to conduct product/ market analyses regarding indoor crash tests. The consultants’ assignment included benchmarking against international providers of comparable technical services and direct competitors, economic sustainability analyses and a new concept for TÜV Süd Automotive’s service offering.
Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
In its Automotive segment, Hella brings together the development, manufacture and marketing of lighting and electronics components and systems for vehicle manufacturers and other suppliers. Radermacher & Partner supported Hella in restructuring its sales organisation for the original equipment and retail sectors and in introducing a customer centre organisation. The consultants developed the methodological structure of a performance management system for targeted performance dialogue at divisional and departmental level. The Radermacher & Partner consultants were involved throughout the transition from the existing to the target structure and accompanied this with on-the-job training measures.
Wilo is a premium supplier of building technology. Wilo develops, produces and sells pumps and pump systems for heating, cooling and climate control, for water supply and for waste water disposal and treatment. Radermacher & Partner advised Wilo in product development and R&D activities. For example, in connection with the post-merger integration of Wilo with its French competitor Salmson, the consultants were commissioned to create a concept for a global organisation for product development and provide support throughout the implementation phase. The consultants carried out world-wide location analyses and allocated the entire range of R&D activities to internal centres of competence. Training in standardised product development methods such as value analysis, target costing, QFD, FMEA and DOE were also included in the range of services provided by Radermacher & Partner GmbH for Wilo SE.
- Norsk Hydro ASA
- Volkswagen AG
- DB Fernverkehr AG
- Liebherr International AG
- TÜV Süd Automotive GmbH
- Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
- Wilo SE