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Shanghai subsidiary established by Porsche ConsultingManagement consultancy supports profitable growth of domestic and foreign companies in China

Stuttgart/Shanghai. The international management consultancy
Porsche Consulting GmbH, based in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany, are further extending their presence in Asia with a wholly owned subsidiary in China: Today, the newly founded Porsche Consulting Ltd. are opening their Shanghai offices. "Our range of consultancy services are geared towards the needs of both Chinese, as well as foreign companies that have established a presence in Asia," as
Eberhard Weiblen (49), President and CEO, explains. According to Weiblen, the focus is placed on "helping companies adapt their business processes to the high growth rates". At the same time, productivity, as well as the quality of products and deliveries must be continuously improved. Weiblen: "These criteria are critical to future sustainability and competitiveness - since the demands of Asian customers for product and service quality are increasing dramatically."

In Shanghai, the Porsche consultants are concentrating on their core competencies in the fields of production strategies, production systems, supply chain management, distribution, and, particularly, supplier management: "In China, it is comparatively more difficult for manufacturers to find efficient suppliers than it is in the West. They must often go through a development process before they are able to reliably meet the required quality levels, timeliness of delivery and technological standards", says Dr. Heiko Rauscher (42), CEO of the Chinese subsidiary
Porsche Consulting Ltd.

Opening Porsche Consulting Ltd., Shanghai: Dr. Heiko Rauscher (left) and Eberhard Weiblen (right)

In Shanghai, Rauscher is set to start with an initial team of eight Chinese and German employees with strong experience in Asia. "We are planning to hire another three consultants this year," the industrial engineer, who has lived for seven years in China and speaks fluent Mandarin, announces. Applicants should have consulting expertise in the automotive and supplier industry, aerospace or mechanical engineering, and be highly familiar with the Chinese language and culture.

The Porsche Consulting GmbH in Bietigheim-Bissingen is a subsidiary of the sports car manufacturer Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart. The company was founded in 1994 with initial staff of just four employees, and employs about 350 people today. The company maintains global operations in the form of four subsidiaries in Milan (Italy), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Atlanta (USA) and Shanghai (China). Porsche Consulting is among the leading consulting companies in Germany, and was recently elected fifth in the competition "Best of Consulting" held by German magazine Wirtschaftswoche. The experts for lean processes advice corporations and SMEs in the automotive industry, the aerospace industry, and machinery and equipment construction industry around the world. There are also clients from the pharmaceutical industry, health care, service sector and the consumer goods industry.