Düsseldorf, August 2023 – The German purchasing consultancy Kloepfel Consulting expands its management in the course of its dynamic growth. The innovation and growth dynamics shall be accelerated and optimal conditions shall be created for the French parent company “EPSA”.
From August 2023, Alexander Hornikel, Senior Partner for more than ten years, and Thanh Duy Tran, founder and also former Senior Partner, will accompany the management of Kloepfel Consulting in Germany as Country Managers with power of attorney. Both bring their specific expertise to the table. Hornikel will take over responsibility for corporate strategy, sales and marketing as well as the established EPSA and Kloepfel business units “Interim Management” and recruiting. Tran is responsible for the complete consulting and project business as well as the international integration with the parent company. In addition, together with Marc Kloepfel and Efe Duran Sarikaya, both accompany strategic topics such as the development of new products for purchasing, logistics as well as supply chain management. In addition, innovations in the areas of digitalization, sustainable procurement, risk management, outsourcing and the “EPSA Marketplace” are on their agenda.
The managing directors, Marc Kloepfel and Efe Duran Sarikaya, who will remain active, will focus more intensively on the strategic orientation of the consultancy and drive forward topics such as internationalization and the successful EPSA business in the field of grants and research allowances in the future.
Marc Kloepfel sums up: “After our foundation in 2007, we have reached a size in Germany that requires a reorganization of the top management in order to serve the purchasing and supply chain management of our clients in the best possible way. Alexander and Duy have been with us since the early days and are the guarantors of our successful development and stability in today’s dynamic times.”
“We are addressing the five purchasing megatrends of this decade to develop new products and consulting services,” explains Alexander Hornikel. “These include digitalization, risk management, sustainability, skills shortages and cost reduction. In this way, we want to protect our customers’ purchasing and supply chains from risks such as autocratic states and forces of nature.”
Thanh Duy Tran says, “Our stakeholders, EPSA Group and our employees have helped us strengthen our international growth. We are very grateful for that.”
EPSA Group had acquired four companies from the Düsseldorf-based Kloepfel Group in the summer of 2021. According to analyses by market research firm Lünendonk, the new alliance of EPSA and Kloepfel is the largest consulting group specializing in procurement and supply chain management in the pan-European region, with more than 1,400 employees.
The multiple award-winning consultancy Kloepfel Consulting was last listed as “World’s Best Management Consulting Firms” in 2022 by the American business magazine Forbes.
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