The BERODE GmbH with headquarters in Cologne was founded in 2001 by Achim Roesner.

His idea: to combine consulting services on the one hand and engineering services on the other hand in one company in order to design cost-efficient products through technically sophisticated product concepts and production processes.

While in the beginning the focus was mainly on highly technological defence and security technology, today all engineering and manufacturing companies belong to the clientele of BERODE. We apply the same standards of trust and security to all sectors as we do in defence technology.

Due to the reduction of the vertical range of manufacture and the associated increase of the procurement share in recent years, BERODE has developed intelligent approaches and solutions in purchasing management in addition to technical competences.

With the help of the interdisciplinary approach and the creativity of the consulting teams BERODE develops easily understandable concepts with extraordinary solutions for its clients. But it does not stop at nice words and ideas. BERODE implements them sustainably and delivers visible results in a short time. Not only on paper, but above all in practice. Our depth of implementation and added value even goes so far that we have our own production capacities for prototypes up to individual small series.

The success is impressive. To date BERODE with its more than 20 employees has realised savings of more than 1 billion Euros for its customers.

Our performance promise

We are experienced specialists

BERODE focuses on professional competence and comprehensive knowledge of the industry, innovation and inspiration. We use the creative potential and the extensive wealth of experience of our consultants. Our colleagues are industry-proven engineers, natural scientists and business people who do not reinvent the wheel for our customers, but skilfully turn it in the right direction. They know what is theoretically possible, pragmatically feasible and ultimately realistic.


We work interdisciplinary

Thanks to the interdisciplinary approach and the creativity of our consulting teams, we develop innovative concepts and implement them sustainably. This also gives rise to new product ideas, which often lead to the development of new markets.


We know the entire value chain

Our consultants have a detailed understanding of the entire value chain – from development and purchasing to production.


We provide added value for our customers

In the nineteen years since BERODE was founded, the product, process and procurement costs of our customers have been significantly reduced. In total, a savings volume of over 1 billion euros was achieved.


We work not only for, but with our customers

From the very beginning, we constructively integrate all relevant knowledge carriers of our clients into the consulting process – as a source of knowledge, multiplier and co-designer. This culture of cooperation minimizes the lead time of a project and increases the chance of successful implementation.


We use professional tools

Since the foundation of the company the topic “product cost analysis” has been the focus of BERODE. Therefore, we have developed our own product cost calculation software and use it every day at our customers.

Our experience

– Value Engineering,
– Value Procurement,
– Value Manufacturing,
– Prototyping & Fabrication or
– Cost Estimating & Pricing

BERODE is a competent partner for all aspects of Value Chain Management. Our experience comes from more than 150 partly international projects and almost 20 years of consulting history. We have been on the road in a wide variety of industries and companies.

  • Special vehicle construction
  • Mech. and plant engineering
  • Safety engineering
  • Agricultural machinery

Our Team

We are ...

  • Industrial engineers, technicians, mechanical engineers, designer, constructors, business men and women and partly students
  • genuine full-time or weekday cologne
  • interested and curious
  • hard-working and ready to go
  • relaxed and friendly
  • professional, without losing the fun at work
  • and certainly a team to get to know!


  • Manager in the area of supply chain management at Arthur Andersen BC
  • Senior Analyst Industrial Engineering and Logistics, Tool and Process Engineering
  • Purchase Cost Analysis and Manufacturing Cost Control at Ford Motor Company
  • MBA (Southern Methodist University Dallas, Nanyang University Singapore)
  • Graduate engineer (production technology at the FH Cologne)
  • Apprenticeship as machine fitter at Ford-Werke AG

“For me it is a pleasure and I enjoy sharing the know-how I have acquired over many years in various projects with customers and colleagues.”

“I appreciate the collegial and relaxed atmosphere at BERODE.”

“When it comes to implementation, our sleeves are rolled up and everyone lends a hand. I’ve never seen a company do it this way before.”

“I started as a student trainee at BERODE and have been climbing the career ladder ever since.”

“Developing cost reduction concepts together with our customers and then being able to implement them up to series production readiness is something very special and an important component for me”.

“We take a pragmatic approach to all issues – I feel very comfortable with that.”

Our partners

Like BERODE, our French office KYU Associés focuses on topics along the value chain.

In addition, KYU has two further areas of expertise:

  • Marketing & Customer Relationship Management
  • Risk analysis, risk prevention, risk transfer and coverage, crisis management

KYU’s clients include international industrial groups as well as large transport and trading companies based in France.

Lumics Consulting is a management consultancy with a focus on implementation. As a joint venture of Lufthansa Technik AG and the strategy consultancy McKinsey Co. Inc. Lumics combines technical expertise with sound management skills.

As process professionals, they develop, implement and stabilize individual solutions to optimize workflows with a focus on sustainable lean management concepts.

Lumics’ consulting approach is based on the comprehensive coaching of employees.

We would also like to start with you

Get in touch with us and we will sit down together and work out a strategy to reduce your product costs in the long term.

We look forward to seeing you.