umlaut and Prozesswerk combine their automotive consulting expertise

2021/03/17 – OEMs profit from end-to-end services in the future field of software-defined vehicles

Aachen/Munich – 2021/03/17 – From April 2021 on, umlaut and Prozesswerk GmbH start into a joint future. Through the merger, the two companies bundle their consulting expertise in the automotive sector. The specialized Prozesswerk consultants based in Munich ideally complement umlaut’s competencies in the future field of software-defined vehicles to a seamless overall portfolio.

With the expansion through Prozesswerk GmbH, umlaut SE broadens its automotive consulting portfolio. Prozesswerk's core competence is management consulting for German OEMs and 1st tiers, including in the areas of E/E development, quality management, software processes, organisational development and ASPICE. Prozesswerk benefits from the technical depth of umlaut in automotive development and the worldwide scaling possibilities.

'Our merger is fully in line with the umlaut automotive strategy. In the upcoming years, the automotive industry will go through a radical process of change that will require new processes and competences', Dr. Christof Horn, global CEO Automotive & Transformation at umlaut explains. 'In future, Prozesswerk and umlaut will offer our customers the entire vertical competence from strategy to implementation.'

The digital transformation has been changing the automotive industry for years and not only challenges OEMs with technological questions such as new drive technologies or the networking of vehicles. In addition, there is the digitalisation of business models and necessary organisational innovations. Umlaut supports customers with years of consulting and engineering experience. Together with Prozesswerk, the company is further expanding these competencies.

'We see the perfect match of skills and people in the merger with umlaut. We tick very similarly and complement each other in exactly the right places', states Dr. Hendrik Dettmering, Managing Director of Prozesswerk GmbH. 'Our combined expertise will enable us to offer our customers holistic solutions from a single source in the future.'

This merger is a great asset for meeting the technological challenges of the automotive industry of the future.

About Prozesswerk

Prozesswerk GmbH, founded in 2007 by Dr. Hendrik Dettmering and Dr. Benno Stützel, is a technically focused management consultancy based in Unterföhring near Munich. With the Lean Mechatronics method module developed in-house, the now more than 30 employees offer customised solutions in the software and E/E development area for international customers in the automotive and mobility industry. The consulting and training focus of the company with its in-house academy lies in the areas of process optimisation, organisational development, systems engineering, automotive spice (ASPICE) and functional safety (ISO 262622). For more information on Prozesswerk GmbH, please visit or reach out to

About umlaut
umlaut is a global, full-service, cross-industry company that offers technological and organisational consulting and implementation services to customers all over the world. Within an able and agile collective of 20 consultancies and engineering firms spread across 50 locations all over the world, 4,500 specialised experts and engineers provide innovative solutions and transformations across all industries and their various intersections as well as serving the public sector and developing organisational cultures, structures and processes.

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