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SAP CEO Klein joined cbs Corporate Summit

Employee event informs about future plans and new brand identity


Heidelberg, November 30th, 2021 – The Corporate Summit 2021 was a successful event for cbs with live presentations, prominent guest speakers such as SAP CEO Christian Klein and Professor Hermann Simon, entertaining talks by business units and national subsidiaries, and a lot of personal exchange. “We felt a real sense of optimism and are taking a lot of tailwind with us for our rapidly growing consulting business,” says CEO and company founder Harald Sulovsky.


At the two-day event, which was attended by colleagues from all 18 offices worldwide, the management presented the sharpened agenda for the future and the company’s new brand identity. As a specialist for global and digital end-to-end business process solutions, cbs has been focusing on the champions of the international manufacturing industry for over 25 years. More than 70% of the world market leaders of European origin are cbs customers. These include renowned global players such as Claas (agricultural machinery), Roche (pharmaceuticals), Schott (glass technology), MAN, Hella (automotive), Mann + Hummel (filter technology), Salzgitter (steel), GEA (plant engineering), Trumpf (smart factory) and Dräger (medical technology).


“cbs stands for consulting excellence for world market leaders and has deliberately embraced the high-performance culture of these top companies. Our customers appreciate the fact that we think and act like them in these aspects – and are very ambitious,” emphasizes Managing Director Sulovsky. Long-term strategic focus on a defined target market, absolute customer orientation, high innovative strength, professional excellence, the ambition of a quality leader. These are the characteristics that cbs associates with its customers.

SAP CEO Christian Klein talked with cbs founder Sulovsky

SAP CEO Christian Klein talked with cbs founder Sulovsky


One of the highlights was the appearance of SAP CEO Christian Klein, who joined founder Sulovsky on stage to talk about the close and successful partnership between cbs and the Walldorf-based software company. Klein emphasized that SAP would not be the market leader in business software without its extensive ecosystem and powerful partners. It is important for cbs to focus on holistic business transformation and end-2-end process solutions, which SAP does as well, Klein said. SAP is therefore relying on cbs and its expertise, the group CEO said.


Professor Hermann Simon, founder of the global market leader in pricing consulting Simon Kucher & Partners, discovered the phenomenon of “hidden champions” and examined it more closely. As part of the cbs Summit, Simon, a management thinker and member of the “Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame”, gave an exclusive talk on what makes explicitly these world market leaders tick — focusing narrowly on a product or a specific market, the will to be the best, a global presence and the ambition to grow steadily. “All of this applies exactly to cbs. We have been pursuing this strategy for many years – and quite deliberately,” confirms cbs Managing Director Rainer Wittwen.