Memorable examples.

Our business is based on costum-made solutions for unique assignments. No challenge is like the other. These examples shall only provide the great range of costumers with whom we have worked hitherto.

Hamburg Süd

As one of the ten largest container shipping brands with around 5,000 employees worldwide and as part of Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd is one of the market leaders in the container transport sector. Hamburg Süd ITS unites all IT needs in a globally operating division of the company. In 2018 and 2019, p4d supported Hamburg Süd ITS in further developing the organizational culture of the division towards more agile structures and self-organization. After understanding the current situation, a future vision for Hamburg Süd ITS was developed, concrete implementation steps for the new organization were agreed upon, and a common operating system, i.e. a set of rules for the organization, was then developed and implemented on this basis.

SMS Group

SMS Meer/ SMS group

Since 2020, p4d has been accompanying the internationally active plant manufacturer SMS group through a transformation process and, together with a wide range of stakeholders in the company, has been shaping change management in the course of the SAP S4/Hana implementation.

For their strategy and change processes, p4d also supported SMS Meer / SMS group through process consulting, process facilitation, workshop moderation and leadership coaching. Our work focused on anchoring topics, content and processes in the organizational culture: within and between teams, at departmental and divisional level, nationally and internationally.

The activities included, among other things, the accompaniment

  • change management for the SAP S4/Hana implementation
  • leadership training in change management
  • during the merger of two divisions
  • in the improvement of the divisional culture
  • in the strengthening of management teamsin the cooperation between individual areas
  • in focusing on customer orientation during change processes (management team, employees, departments)
  • in strategy development.
  • Organization and facilitation of international conferences and large group events.

gib Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit


The ‘Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit’ (GIZ, Society for International Cooperation) needed, for the purpose of innovative concepts for internal organisational development and event design, an external sparring partner to support planning and implementation of measures with a fresh view from the outside: We provided support, e.g. in process design for a multinational leadership seminar, we gave advice along the way in a cultural change project for internal organisational development and we facilitated individual internal strategy & planning workshops.

Berghof Foundation

In 2018 and 2019, p4d accompanied the Berghof Foundation through an extensive organizational development process against the backdrop of a changing and rapidly growing organization. The starting point for this comprehensive change process was an organizational culture analysis. On the basis of this, p4d accompanied Berghof in a joint understanding process, which was then followed by the co-creative development of four identified levels: the organizational structure, the strategy, the structures and processes as well as the “operating system” of the organization and its cooperation. The results of the OE process were, in addition to a new organizational structure and a new strategy, a policy document on vision – mission – values, a new organizational structure including the definition of roles, and the communitarized Code of Conduct of the organization.



For the internationally active ball bearing manufacturer, top-class teamwork is one of the essential criteria for success. For SKF, p4d moderated various workshops with preceding culture analyses for teams, leadership teams – national and international – to create Common Ground. The workshops enabled the participants to significantly improve their cooperation.



Applying the right levers for sustainable change by means of just a few interventions: STROTHMANN, a specialist in handling and transport solutions, is a successful supplier in the sector of industrial automation and intralogistics. p4d supported STROTHMANN with the further development and implementation of their corporate vision. A set of qualitative interviews was used as the starting point of the intervention. STROTHMANN executives deliberated on the actual status of corporate culture as seen from their functions’ viewpoints, and they developed a blueprint of forward-looking ideas to increase sustainably shared responsibility. The results of the interviews were fed back into the company as part of a management workshop facilitated by p4d, in which they were discussed by the participants. This became the basis of the project ‘Operating System 2.0’ which was developed to implement the vision throughout the company. Subsequently, p4d gave advice to the STROTHMANN management team on selective points, along the way, in the role of a sparring partner and provider of stimuli for further development and securing results.


Kunden, die uns vertrauen, an die wir glauben.

  • Institut für Ländliche Strukturforschung an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
  • Internationale Raiffeisen Union (IRU)
  • International Human Dimensions Project on Global Environmental Change (IHDP)
  • Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative (IKI)
  • International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC)
  • International Tube Association (ITA)
  • International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF)
  • Jobcenter Rhein/Sieg
  • Karl Kübel Stiftung
  • Kindernothilfe e.V.
  • Kolping International
  • Montag Stiftungen
  • Netzwerk Industrie RuhrOst e. V. (NIRO)
  • Orthomol pharmazeutische Vertriebs GmbH
  • Programmbüro Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative i. A. der GIZ GmbH
  • Projektservice Schwan GmbH
  • Rheinisch-Westfälische Genossenschaftsakademie (RWGA)
  • SAP AG im Zusammenarbeit mit der SYNERGIE Vertriebsdienstleistung GmbH
  • Schulen in NRW (diverse)
  • SMS Meer GmbH / SMS group GmbH
  • SKF GmbH
  • SKF Sealing GmbH
  • Sparkasse Nürnberg
  • Stadt Köln
  • Stiftung Mercator GmbH
  • STROTHMANN Machines & Handling GmbH
  • SYNERGIE Vertriebsdienstleistung GmbH
  • TH.WITT Kältemaschinenfabrik GmbH
  • UNICEF e.V. – Deutschland
  • Universität zu Köln
  • Universitätsklinikum Bonn
  • Verband Entwicklungspolitik deutscher Nichtregierungsorganisationen e. V. (VENRO)
  • World of VR GmbH
  • World Vision Deutschland e.V.
  • Youth for Understanding (YFU Deutschland, Türkei, USA)
  • Zentrum für Lehrerbildung (ZfL)
  • Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF), Universität Bonn
  • Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft gGmbH (ZUG