Press release

Trebing + Himstedt becomes part of the global management consultancy cbs

The merger will realize holistic solutions for the digital transformation of global market leaders


Schwerin, 30 Mar. 2022 - Trebing + Himstedt, innovation partner for the digital transformation of value creation systems with a manufacturing and IoT focus, will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Heidelberg-based global management consultancy cbs Corporate Business Solutions on 1 April 2022.

Trebing + Himstedt has been trusted by renowned manufacturing companies in their digital transformation for 30 years. The special focus is on innovation and implementation consulting in the areas of production and the development of digital, IoT-based services. The strengths of cbs in global business process solutions for world market leaders in the manufacturing industry and SAP S/4HANA enterprise transformation are now complemented by the expertise of Trebing + Himstedt, so that seamless end-to-end processes can be realized for customers across all business units.

"We were looking for an ally who shares our values and vision to shape our vision of smart factories and products. With cbs, we have found this partner and can now jointly implement significantly more complex and extensive projects," said Steffen Himstedt, Managing Director Trebing + Himstedt. "In the discussions, it became very concrete what great potential lies in the bundling of our competencies and what benefits we can thus leverage for our customers," adds Stefan Trebing, Managing Director of Trebing + Himstedt.

"It was important to us that the cultures fit together, because our corporate culture is an important criterion for success. In the exchange, it quickly became clear that we not only fit together well in terms of culture, but that our respective markets and customers complement each other ideally. Both companies focus on the needs of global market leaders and can now serve them perfectly," Rainer Wittwen, CEO at cbs.

Trebing + Himstedt and cbs have already been able to demonstrate their successful cooperation in joint projects in the past. In the new constellation, Trebing + Himstedt is strategically positioned for the long term and thus ideally equipped for the tasks of digital transformation. Existing and new customers of both companies will benefit from this. The founders Stefan Trebing and Steffen Himstedt will remain with the independently operating Trebing & Himstedt Prozeßautomation GmbH & Co. KG as managing directors and will continue to drive the company's development within the cbs group with their many years of experience. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

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About Trebing + Himstedt
Trebing + Himstedt is a consultant for digital transformation to smart factories and smart products. Through an agile approach and pioneering spirit, we jointly create innovations that inspire and generate early benefits. We call it Wow + Now.
To realize smart factories and products, we use SAP's innovation portfolio for digital manufacturing based on the SAP Business Technology Platform. With accompanying change management, we ensure the success of the digital transformation. The benefit-oriented applications are complemented by an extensive eco partner network.

Wow + Now. Your Vision. Our Challenge.

About cbs
cbs is the advisor to world market leaders. As a digital transformation specialist, cbs works for the world's most impressive companies: highly innovative industrial clients with whom there is much in common: The drive, the values and the culture. As a development platform for highly qualified consultants, cbs aims to be the best and most innovative partner for its customers in its market. With experience from more than 3,000 international projects and more than 25 years of market presence, cbs is the hidden champion for digital end-to-end business process solutions. 70 percent of global market leaders from the DACH region rely on the SAP Gold Partner. cbs is part of the Materna Group and employs over 900 people at 21 locations worldwide. With a global consulting organization, cbs implements customer projects around the globe.

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