Mechanical engineering. Plant engineering. Electrical engineering. Automation. Defence. Metalworking. Plastics processing. Wood. Textiles. Glass.
“As the son of a company founder, the company was always present in my home. From an early age, I experienced a close emotional connection between the company and my family. It’s this closeness that has given me a deep understanding of the unique concerns of medium-sized family businesses – and taught me how to deal with them constructively. I’ve found this experience to be particularly valuable in my work as a consultant.”— Jörg Will
The SME sector is Germany’s most important driver of innovation and technology. Germany is home for many world market leaders and hidden champions. And an essential key to their success lies in a specific attitude: the cherishing of human connections and values while remaining grounded in a mindset of steadfastness and longevity, ambitious goals and an unwavering focus on success.
Niche technology leaders are just as familiar to us as companies with a global presence. And we know full well that the experience of managing medium-sized companies doesn’t follow a uniform pattern. This is why the right personalities make all the difference, offering far more than simply the ability to obligingly adapt. Medium-sized companies are often family-owned, just like ifp itself. Thanks to the experience we’ve gained with our own company succession and its clever design, advising owners through management changes and a transition to a new generation is a task that’s particularly close to our hearts.
“It’s about taking the time to experience how a company and its people operate on site, gathering impressions, building relationships and understanding the specific management philosophy. And it’s about the in-depth interviews we have with our candidates, designed to focus on the personal fit. As I see it, this is what makes for excellent HR consulting – and it’s what motivates me in my work every day.”— Joachim Heinemeyer