Tebis America, a leading software company specializing in CAD/CAM systems for design and manufacturing—servicing the tool, die, mold, aerospace and automotive manufacturing industries was awarded 1st prize in the “Best of Consulting Mittelstand 2018 competition. Given by the prestigious “Wirtschaftswoche” journal in Germany, the award recognized Tebis Consulting in the category of “competitive strategies.” Tebis participated with the project “repositioning of Formbar AG” in the competitive strategies category.
Jens Lüdtke, head of Tebis Consulting, accepted the award, together with the entire team. “We are deeply honored to receive the award for the best competitive strategy. We are happy to be recognized for the success of our customers. This confirms our comprehensive approach and underscores our expertise in management consulting as well as in classic process consulting,” ” said Lüdtke.
The original core competence of the Swiss company Formbar AG is in foundry model making. But the market and price situation in the industry became increasingly challenging. The model and mold manufacturer was confronted with a shortage of qualified personnel, decreasing utilization of capacity and complex processes. After a comprehensive analysis of the initial situation, Tebis Consulting worked with Formbar to develop a new target market strategy.
In addition to management consulting for repositioning in the market, existing processes were improved through process consulting. Standardization and automated programming were introduced, with training, coaching and parallel implementation. The final evaluation yielded a clear plus in efficiency and process reliability: Machine run time was doubled with the same personnel. Formbar generated new customers – sales were increased by 70 percent and profit by 40 percent. The company is now also established in the Swiss market.
“It was a very difficult time then, and many told me that I could not do it. Tebis gave us outstanding support and certainly contributed significantly to the fact that we are so efficient today,” says Kaspar Hürlimann, managing director of Formbar AG.
Every year, the “Wirtschaftswoche” journal organizes the free project competition “Best of Consulting Mittelstand” (for medium-sized companies). As a prerequisite for participation, companies must have a minimum level of consulting revenues. A scientific advisory board and jury evaluate projects in ten categories. They review the project success of the consulting companies and evaluate them based on the criteria of technical and communications dimensions, actual impact and customer satisfaction.
About Tebis America
Tebis America, part of Tebis AG, Munich, Germany, develops CAD/CAM systems for tool, die and mold manufacturing, primarily for automobile and aircraft manufacturers and their subcontractors from the styling, model making, tool and mold manufacturing sectors. The
company supplies turnkey installations and provides a full suite of 40 software modules focusing on increasing its customers’ ability to reach higher profits through consulting implementing of new technology, training and support.