Machine & Plant Engineering
Situation A: Until recently, capital goods were capital-binding, static heavyweights in production and on the balance sheets of their users.
Situation B: Today, the acquisition, operation and replacement of plant and machinery are characterized by ultra-short innovation cycles, smart maintenance, green drives and a digital heartbeat.
With our experts, the transformation from A to B runs smoothly.
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We support you in challenges in the machine & plant engineering industry with the following services, among others:
Managing Director Abroad / International Line and Project Functionsd c
One of your subsidiaries abroad is in a critical economic situation or has competence gaps. The connection to the parent company is not strong enough, there is too little transparency about the business development or the necessary intercultural experience is missing on site.
We strengthen your team with the perfect resource with international experience. Through our globalise network, we give you access to the most suitable managers in the respective country to stabilize your subsidiary and optimize the connection to the parent company.
An Atreus approved Managing Director with extensive experience in mechanical engineering takes responsibility to enforce alignment with the interests of the parent company. He creates full transparency and ensures the necessary attention from local management.
Managing Directors at home and abroad to clarify sensitive compliance casesd c
As a mechanical engineering company, you need to resolve compliance cases at home or abroad while ensuring your day-to-day business. Your employees are concerned.
We strengthen your team with the perfect resource to take over the management immediately. She manages the day-to-day operations from purchasing and production to sales and finance and reassures, coaches and develops the team. Proficient in the local language in demand, she can communicate confidently at all times at both staff and management levels.
An internationally experienced Atreus approved Managing Director is responsible for smooth business operations and ongoing projects. He solves compliance cases or quickly leads growth and restructuring projects to success. Given his confident language skills and intercultural competence, he is immediately able to act and assert himself comprehensively on site.
Chief Restructuring Officer in company-critical situations to safeguard the liquidity situationd c
As a company in the mechanical engineering sector, you are facing an extensive transformation including a far-reaching IT changeover. The transformation is more cost-intensive than expected, furthermore it has to deal with Corona-related sales shortfalls and may even lead to a considerable liquidity crisis.
We strengthen your team with the perfect resource to safely accompany your transformation project while securing liquidity. She keeps an eye on the internal balance of interests in all measures, ensures complete transparency and is responsible for legally compliant rolling liquidity planning as well as necessary bank discussions.
The Atreus-approved Chief Restructuring Officer with in-depth experience in mechanical engineering is responsible for the necessary transformation while safeguarding liquidity. If necessary, he restarts the IT transformation with a significantly smaller budget, ensures trustworthy communication with the banks, and restores trust with all stakeholders in the long term.
CFO to ensure cash and liquidity managementd c
You lack transparency regarding the financial situation of your company in the mechanical or plant engineering sector. You want to make your cash and liquidity management more effective and automate the expansion of your finance and controlling area.
We strengthen your team with the perfect resource to secure your liquidity and professionalize your cash management. We ensure rolling and agile liquidity planning and the permanent retention of your finance professionals.
An Atreus approved CFO with experience in mechanical and plant engineering is responsible for cash and liquidity management and the implementation of forecasts. He realigns the finance department with all interfaces, optimizes pricing, ensures cooperation with investors and manages financial communication for all corporate happenings.
HR Leaders as “People & Culture” business partners in change managementd c
As a company in the mechanical or plant engineering sector, you are in a phase of restructuring – for example, you have to reorganize, reduce staff or urgently need new skilled workers. The upcoming changes threaten to unsettle your workforce. You need a future-proof personnel concept.
We provide you with the right resource to securely accompany your change process as a business partner on the HR side – for example, through the full support of all HR processes, the trusting cooperation with the works council, the conclusion of company agreements or the independent support of the recruiting process.
An Atreus-certified HR Expert with expertise in the mechanical engineering industry is responsible for professionalizing your HR work with a focus on culture change, employee engagement, and dealing with uncertainties. On the HR side, she ensures the future-proof positioning of your company or site, implements innovative ways of working together, and optimizes all HR processes.
Do you have any questions?
Our experts will be happy to answer your questions.
Project Manager IT Security for the establishment of security standardsd c
You want to introduce the role of CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) in your mechanical or plant engineering company or replace your CISO. At the same time, you need to professionalize your security management.
We strengthen your team with the perfect resource for establishing state-of-the-art IT security standards. Together, we close critical security gaps for you, establish business continuity management, initiate awareness training and are responsible for crisis management and training for emergencies.
An Atreus approved Project Manager IT Security takes charge and creates a high level of security against cyber-attacks, better terms with insurers, trained employees, a flowchart or playbook for emergencies, and a comprehensive increase in your operational security.
IT Operations Manager for downtime reduction and infrastructure managementd c
As a company in the mechanical or plant engineering sector, you have to master a comprehensive transformation including a far-reaching IT conversion, but at the same time suffer Corona-related sales losses.
We strengthen your team with the perfect resource for unifying data protection infrastructures for an ever-growing number of end users. She controls key features such as RPOs and RTOs. She structures virtualization options and the importance of cloud-based storage structures (Back-up as a Service BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).
An Atreus IT Operations Manager is responsible for reducing downtime through appropriate backups and contingency plans, as well as risk mitigation strategies. She proactively addresses extortion software, ensures data availability for system ecospheres, and simplifies processes.
IT Project Manager for the implementation of ERP & CRM systemsd c
Your ERP or CRM implementation project has caused problems or failed. The next attempt must be 100% successful.
We provide you with the perfect resource who has already successfully mastered similar situations several times as a crisis manager. This is how we ensure the required stability in the project and give the employees an attractive perspective as well as new motivation. We act as a sparring partner for the management and optimize the communication to achieve the goals.
An Atreus approved IT project manager with expertise in mechanical engineering or plant construction takes the load off your management by taking comprehensive responsibility for the successful implementation of the new system. He or she creates transparency in the course of the project and manages all external service providers and implementation partners.
Sales Professional for sales realignment in technical traded c
You are a company in the mechanical or plant engineering sector and your sales team is facing problems after one or several acquisitions: Post-merger integration is suboptimal, sales channels are unbalanced, sales are too dependent on individual channels, your small customer share is too high, or you suffer from scatter losses in promotions.
We strengthen your team with the perfect resource to realign your sales. In doing so, we support you in structuring the customer portfolio, prioritize growth drivers and optimize the dealer structure according to potential and reach.
An Atreus approved sales professional develops a structured 3Y sales plan with challenging but achievable growth targets. He develops a differentiated sales approach in the mix between direct sales, dealer sales and e-commerce, coaches the realignment of the sales organization, develops and implements a differentiated condition system and optimizes training and education of the employees.
Manager to implement operational optimization measuresd c
Your actually established and successful organization in mechanical engineering or plant construction has been facing growing quality problems for some time. Delivery performance is increasingly deteriorating. Possibly, the interaction between plants within your value chain is also disturbed.
We strengthen your team with the perfect resource for analyzing and optimizing your entire value chain in mechanical or plant engineering. In addition to restoring technical performance, we also take a look at causes at the interpersonal level, coach managers at the foreman level and second level, or release them if necessary.
The Atreus Approved Manager is responsible for solving the performance, quality and delivery crisis. He accompanies the cultural change and ensures a healthy working atmosphere, establishes sustainable open and appreciative communication, introduces a culture of error and a best-case approach, installs a knowledge database and professionalizes the organization.
Purchasing Manager to set up alternative suppliersd c
As a machine manufacturer, you are confronted with delivery bottlenecks. In view of resulting line stoppages, you are facing liquidity problems, your inventories are growing. You cannot invoice your customers because you cannot produce.
We strengthen your team with the ideal resource to perform a supplier and risk analysis or make-or-buy analysis. We explore new procurement channels and establish new supply chains for you while ensuring quality, delivery reliability and cost efficiency. At the same time, we provide comprehensive optimization of your processes and coaching of your team until they are working independently.
The Atreus approved purchasing manager with in-depth expertise in mechanical or plant engineering is responsible for on-time production and timely delivery of goods. He minimizes the risk of delivery interruptions, increases OTD as well as customer satisfaction, and achieves savings. He also implements e-procurement solutions and e-purchasing platforms as needed. Team members are more motivated and work at a higher level of performance.
Plant Managerd c
You are concerned about the overall productivity of your operation. Sick leave in your workforce is increasing while motivation is decreasing. You are struggling with high scrap and insufficient quality. There is a partial lack of transparency in standards and KPIs. A continuous improvement process is not in place.
We provide your team with the right resource to define and standardize KPIs together with employees. We ensure full transparency, the implementation of pilot and lighthouse projects, the optimization of store floor management and the promotion of cross-functional collaboration.
An Atreus approved plant manager is responsible for optimizing all important KPIs. He helps employees to take responsibility for themselves and initiates a sustainable change process that is embraced by the employees. At the same time, he identifies hidden champions among the employees, trains the workforce in lean methods and ensures continuous improvement.
SCM Manager for the analysis of the material flowd c
Lack of transparency in your supply chain brings growing risks and delivery failures. Contractual agreements are missing, processes are manual and non-transparent. The team has only worked locally so far and therefore has not yet managed an international material flow.
We strengthen your team with the perfect resource for analyzing, implementing and optimizing the sales & operations planning process, enabling the flawless mapping of an end-to-end supply chain process. Among others, we ensure the daily material flow planning across the entire value chain, the execution of make-or-buy analyses and cost saving programs as well as the optimization of the entire logistics.
The Atreus Approved SCM Manager is responsible for optimizing processing times on the basis of a planning process on the sales, production, and purchasing side. He increases customer satisfaction through on-time delivery and saves costs through bundling effects or outsourcing of value creation (make-or-buy). He digitizes processes in ERP, EDI, e-procurement and e-platforms, providing customers with up-to-the-minute transparency. At the same time, he minimizes the risk of supply bottlenecks and failures.
Service Productivity Manager for initiating and implementing optimizations in the service businessd c
As a company in mechanical or plant engineering, you want to implement a progressive service strategy – including digitization and servitization – and thus significantly increase your service productivity.
We strengthen your team with the right resource to support you in the further development and realignment of service processes and structures.
An Atreus Service Expert with experience in mechanical or plant engineering is responsible for generating additional service volume. He supports the restructuring and transfer of service-relevant parts of the organization into an independent unit (e.g., a profit center).
Do you have any questions?
Our experts will be happy to answer your questions.
Service Manager to run the service organization as a profit centerd c
As a mechanical or plant engineering company, you want to significantly improve your service results. To accomplish these goals, you need a proactive alignment of your service organization as well as market-relevant service concepts to convince your customers.
We strengthen your team with the perfect resource for redefining your service strategy and organization – especially for professionalizing your spare parts business.
An Atreus approved Service Manager with a track record in mechanical or plant engineering is responsible for realigning the service organization in the areas of pre-sales, systems, product management and service sales. In this way, he or she contributes to a significant increase in operational service results. The impetus from outside helps to further improve the self-perception and importance of the service business as a key revenue driver.
Do you have any questions?
Our experts will be happy to answer your questions.
Program Manager for the implementation of production relocationsd c
In the course of your production relocation, the receiving and the sending production site do not cooperate sufficiently. The ability to deliver is not guaranteed during the relocation, and the development of know-how and the transfer of knowledge to the new site are proceeding slowly. Negotiations on the reconciliation of interests with the works council and trade unions are difficult and tough.
We reinforce your team with the perfect resource for planning and managing the relocation process, including building a product buffer. She takes a neutral position in negotiations, develops training plans for employees at the new site, optimizes existing and identifies new sourcing channels for the receiving site.
The Atreus approved program manager with many years of experience in mechanical engineering or plant construction ensures that production is relocated without interrupting deliveries. She handles the outgoing site and facilitates the optimization of the value stream at the new site, negotiates a reconciliation of interests and establishes transfer companies. She ensures that the supply chain is completely converted to the new location, secures the transfer of know-how and guarantees the optimal reuse of the machinery and equipment.
Bootstrap innovation capabilities at steel and metal manufacturer
An Atreus manager bootstraps innovation capabilities at the world’s largest manufacturer in steel and metal segment by setting up a new structure for innovation organization, profiles and candidate selection.
Production ramp-up at an international industrial company for vacuum solutions
An Atreus manager was responsible for realising a production ramp-up in the face of increasing customer orders. He also initiated a change in the leadership culture towards team orientation.
Optimization of the czech production site of a high-performance ceramics group
An Atreus manager is responsible, among other things, for stabilising the plant in CZ after a short-term separation from the local managing director and adapting processes and personnel to the extreme growth situation.
- Security of supply
- Digitization internally and externally
- Waste of resources
- E2E / SCM / supply chain issues
- IT-supported analysis of the overall processes
- Process-based thinking throughout the organization
- Defining and expanding service into high-margin additional business
- Intelligent business models
- Development projects should be prioritized
- Machine parks must be made sustainable
ATREUS RECEIVES MULTIPLE AWARDS
WE ARE PLEASED ABOUT THE RENEWED AND SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF OUR COMPETENCE IN 2023:
Automotive, Change Management, Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, Digitalization, Trade incl. E-Commerce, Life Science,
MECHANICAL & PLANT ENGINEERING
Operations Management, Performance Improvement, Human Resources Consulting, Restructuring
Handelsblatt award: Atreus is one of the top HR consultancies 2023 in Germany.
„As a traditional company, it was important for us to strike a balance between optimization maximization, change management and a healthy corporate culture during a necessary restructuring. Atreus provided us with trustworthy and far-sighted support during the realignment.“
„In all projects, the cooperation with Atreus was consistently professional, fast, and goal-oriented. We will be happy to come back to Atreus again in the future.“
„We advise our customers at eye level and give precise recommendations. Our customers appreciate the speed as well as quality, which is characterized by accuracy of fit. We actively support our managers and are always available as a sparring partner. We serve our clients worldwide.“
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Contact Partner in Machine & Plant Engineering
All the members of our team advise you on the interim filling of top management positions. Depending on their expertise and experience, the individual members focus on different industries.