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Porsche Consulting partner of Team Germany for America’s Cup 2009Stuttgart Management Consultants responsible for the entire boat development process

Stuttgart. Porsche Consulting GmbH, a full subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG in Stuttgart, is assuming responsibility for the entire development process for the German boats for the America’s Cup 2009 as management and technology partner. In close cooperation with the Team Manager of the German Challenge, Jochen Schümann, Porsche Consulting will coordinate the suppliers and boat-builders for Team Germany and ensure permanent improvement to the two boats.

For these tasks the management company of the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer will earmark specialists who previously gained experience in process management in aircraft construction and maritime products. The Porsche Consulting experts will commence work immediately, starting with a comprehensive errors analysis of the most recent foray. At the same time, they will study competitor processes and work out the factors contributing to success. To manage the project work, regular steering committees are to be established.

Eberhard Weiblen, Managing Director at Porsche Consulting GmbH: “For us it is a wonderful challenge to support the German Team for the America’s Cup in a decisive way. We are honored to receive this splendid commission to be the management and technology partner for boat construction. All the partners involved in the German Team can rely on the fact that we will deploy our entire expertise with great commitment.”

Porsche Consulting has considerable experience in the area of process management for the automobile industry and its suppliers, in plant engineering, electronics, furniture and aviation industry, as well as in public administration. The most spectacular project was optimizing the organizational flows in cardiac surgery at the University Medical Center in Freiburg. The consultancy teams are formed from an inter-disciplinary group of engineers, economists, controllers, technicians and – with health care projects – also physicians. All advisors have hands-on experience.

As of today, Porsche Consulting has supported more than 300 companies and institutions inside and outside Germany in process optimization. At the present moment in time, the subsidiary of the sports car manufacturer generated sales exceeding EUR 45 million with 170 employees. It is thus one of the 20 largest management consultancy teams in Germany. For over nine years, Diplom-Kaufmann Eberhard Weiblen (43) has headed the consultancy company headquartered in Bietigheim-Bissingen as Managing Director.

In the context of its commitment for Team Germany, Porsche Consulting will bring in its comprehensive process expertise in the development, the construction and the ongoing optimization of a German boat which can win for the America’s Cup 2009. The overall responsibility for the sponsoring project is with the Public Relations and Press Department at Porsche AG. The costs for this mandate are also borne by the Stuttgart sports car manufacturers.

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9/19/2007