Press releases

October 21, 2016

Global Automotive Supplier Study 2016

Automotive suppliers worldwide enjoyed record-high profit margins in 2015 despite a global slowdown of revenue growth. Read more

October 15, 2016

Digital platforms as drivers of growth and innovation: Europe must take action to stay competitive in the global Internet economy

Digital platforms and their business models are conquering industry after industry, region after region, market after market. Read more

October 07, 2016
Pharma & Healthcare

China's Five-Year Plan

A growth program for the chemical market Read more

September 28, 2016
Financial Services

Roland Berger: Facing Closing Window of Opportunity, How could China's P2P Platforms Undergo Reforms to Accomplish Compliance Transformation

Roland Berger recently published the latest report of the Transformation Expert series: Compliance Transformation Strategy for China’s P2P Industry. Read more

September 28, 2016
Pharma & Healthcare
September 20, 2016

Rail industry's market volume records significant growth worldwide

Trends like urbanization and digitalization will sustain growth Read more

September 20, 2016
Financial Services

Roland Berger appoints two co-heads for its Financial Services Practice in Asia-Pacific

Roland Berger Partners Philippe Chassat and Alain Le Couédic to lead the company's Financial Services Practice in the APAC region Read more

September 20, 2016
Financial Services

Myanmar banking industry 2025

Extensive reforms and transformations will enable banking sector to grow eightfold Read more

September 06, 2016

Roland Berger study: The race for the connected car

App based dongles for connectivity put automakers under pressure Read more

August 24, 2016
Financial Services

New Roland Berger study "Quo vadis, Private Bank?"

Comprehensive quantitative analysis of the Swiss and Liechtenstein private bank scene – clear winners and losers among some 60 of the largest Swiss and Liechtenstein private banks in the past five years Read more

August 23, 2016

Digitization in the construction sector

Keep up or risk dropping out of the competitive race – Companies see the need but are slow to act Read more

August 22, 2016

Roland Berger: Accessible opportunities for businesses in the Tourism Era 3.0 within the context of digital Transformation.

Roland Berger Shanghai recently released a study on Tourism 3.0 titled: Effective Responses to Digitalized Travel. Read more

August 04, 2016
Financial Services

Consumer Finance: A New Era for Retail Consumption

Roland Berger recently issued a report titled Consumer Finance: A New Era for Retail Consumption. Read more

July 27, 2016

Quarterly Automated Vehicles Index

Germany makes progress in licensing vehicles for use on public roads – the US still offers the best market conditions Read more

Roland Berger: New trends emerge as China’s mother & baby products market is poised to double in size in five years

A recent Roland Berger publication, “China’s mother-infant-child products market research report,” sizes up China’s market for products and services designed for mothers, infants and children, highlighting emerging developments in retail channels. Read more

July 15, 2016

Essential preparations for the coming robotization of logistics

The report explores the most effective ways for companies to manage this transition while maintaining a competitive edge. Read more

July 15, 2016
Financial Services

Uncertain times ahead for banks

Increase of non-performing loans to be expected in the aftermath of ballooning bank lending, especially in emerging markets Read more

July 09, 2016
Company News

Roland Berger appoints nine new Partners – and promotes a further five to Senior Partner

The consultancy elects nine new members of the partnership in Germany, the Netherlands and Japan. Five Partners in Germany, France and Switzerland move up to senior level. Read more

July 07, 2016

Automotive Suppliers 2016

Automotive supplier profitability at record levels but uncertainty higher than ever before according to new study Read more

June 30, 2016
Financial Services

New Roland Berger study: China's asset management market to double by 2020

Strong underlying macro fundamentals and supportive public sector initiatives present long-term growth potential for foreign players. Increased demand for innovative products is a key opportunity for foreign asset managers Read more

China’s community O2O market has great potential

The report "Research on Citywide O2O and Community O2O Markets" predicts that the development of community business and popularized mobile payment will continue to boost China’s citywide O2O market. Read more

June 24, 2016

On the digital track

Maintenance costs affect rail company competitiveness: European operators spend 16 billion euros a year. Read more

June 20, 2016
Company News

Groupe Les Echos, Le Parisien and Roland Berger are joining forces

The Groupe Les Echos, Le Parisien and Roland Berger will invest EUR 15 million in services within the next five years. Read more

June 16, 2016
Aerospace & defense

A&D Management Issues Radar 2016

Digitization will impact the sector heavily in the next five years but just 5 percent of players are aware of the potential risks to their business model. Read more

June 03, 2016

Roland Berger: The automotive ecosystem faces a quantum shift. How to win the future competition?

The report "A CEO Agenda for the (R)evolution of the Automotive Ecosystem" issued recently by Roland Berger quantifies the structural changes facing the automotive ecosystem, anticipates in which direction demand would migrate and provides strategic advice for the incumbent players. Read more

June 03, 2016

The automotive ecosystem faces a quantum shift. How to win the future competition?

The report "A CEO Agenda for the (R)evolution of the Automotive Ecosystem" issued recently by Roland Berger quantifies the structural changes facing the automotive ecosystem, anticipates in which direction demand would migrate and provides strategic advice for the incumbent players. Read more

June 03, 2016

The robotization of logistics will lead to the disappearance of 1.5 million jobs in the Eurozone in the next ten years

Research examines the economic impact of robotic solutions in logistics: Their total cost is falling sharply and expected to drop below 100,000 euros by 2020. Read more

May 25, 2016

CPO Agenda 2016

Roland Berger research provides a strategic look at trends, challenges and levers Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) need to address now. Read more

Engineering Brexit

New Roland Berger study identifies the effects of a potential Brexit on the science and engineering sectors. Read more

May 20, 2016

Chief restructurers see leadership and communications as crucial in a crisis situation

Demands on Chief Restructuring Officers (CROs) are rising: their role is ever more international. Change management is becoming more important, leadership skills more relevant. Read more

May 17, 2016

Automated Trucks – The next big disrupter in the automotive industry?

Automated trucks are addressing several challenges that the trucking industry is facing simultaneously: hours-of-service, safety, driver shortage and operating costs. Read more

May 02, 2016

Integrated Fuels and Vehicles Integrated Fuels and Vehicles Roadmap to 2030+

Additional reduction potential through 2030 could be achieved by an adapted policy approach promoting technologies with lowest greenhouse gas (GHG) emission abatement costs to society and highest customer acceptance Read more

April 25, 2016

New study: Industrie 4.0

Roland Berger highlights the impact of Industrie 4.0 on return on capital employed (ROCE) for industry and nations. Read more

April 22, 2016

New Roland Berger study: Being prepared for the next Mexican automotive boom

Mexican light vehicle production is on an impressive growth path: 9% annual growth through 2020 almost reaching 5 million units of annual vehicle production. Read more

April 15, 2016

New study on the French start-up scene

European start-up hubs are now an integral part of the global innovation culture. Diversity is a key driver of innovation. Against this backdrop, Roland Berger and Numa are analyzing the European start-up scene – starting with France Read more

April 13, 2016

XIII. AmCham Germany Business Barometer

Main topic digitalization of the workforce: Some jobs will be lost, but just as many new ones will be created. US companies have confidence in their strategy, but room for improvement in implementation Read more

April 12, 2016

Roland Berger and Startup Lisboa sign a partnership agreement

Startup Lisboa, Portugal's largest start-up incubator and a significant player in the digital innovation arena, has signed a partnership agreement with Roland Berger. Read more

April 11, 2016
Engineered Products

New study: Rapid advances in additive manufacturing systems

Market for additive manufacturing/3D printing has grown 20 percent on average every year since 2004. Read more

April 04, 2016

Automotive sector in transition

Roland Berger study analyzed how global mobility is set to evolve in the coming decades. New mobility ecosystem will shift profit sources for automotive manufacturers and suppliers Read more

March 17, 2016

New study "Iran – A historic opportunity for automotive OEMs"

Iran's economy expected to grow 4 to 5 percent p.a. through 2020. Attractive market: 78 million population – young, well educated and very interested in Western brands Read more

March 10, 2016
Financial Services

European Private Equity Outlook 2016

New pan-European Roland Berger study: 64 percent of PE experts anticipate more M&A transactions by PE firms in 2016. Read more

March 09, 2016
Engineered Products

New study "Weathering the steel crisis"

After a brief period of optimism in 2013 and 2014, growth in the world steel market has come to a halt. Read more

March 07, 2016

New Roland Berger study: Oil producing countries' price forecasts are becoming increasingly inaccurate

Roland Berger has analyzed the price forecasts from the largest oil producing countries and institutions since 2007. Read more

March 01, 2016

New study: Plan D – Digital all the way

Banks and insurers have a great deal of digitization potential but many lack a comprehensive digital strategy. Read more

February 09, 2016

Onshore wind power - Playing the game by new rules in a mature market

Roland Berger study: Low oil price diminishes the profitability of renewable energies compared to fossil fuels – but the situation will not last. Read more

January 25, 2016

Ten percent of new cars in Germany are sold online and the numbers are only going to increase

Roland Berger study: OEMs and dealers need to adapt their business model. 97 percent of car buyers use the internet to research vehicles; 44 percent would buy a car online Read more

January 20, 2016
Financial Services

Extensive financial services lead to more new car sales and higher revenues for OEMs

Automakers can gain increased customer value through OEM-owned captive banks. Access to new customer data enables the development of products suited to specific target groups. Read more

January 14, 2016
Operations Strategy

Chief strategists should coordinate their work across divisions to a greater extent and be more transparent in communications

New study by Roland Berger and the University of St.Gallen (HSG) finds that 44 percent of European firms involve different departments in formulating their corporate strategy. Read more

January 11, 2016

Wind River and Roland Berger Team on Automotive Consulting

New consulting offering is designed to help companies tackle the software transformation arising in the automotive industry. Read more

January 05, 2016

Quarterly Automated Vehicles Index: Germany still leading in the development of partially and highly automated vehicle functions

Customer interest in automated driving is high – with driverless "robotaxis" at their disposal, more than one quarter of German and American drivers and more than half of their Chinese counterparts would no longer bother to buy a car. Read more

January 05, 2016

Disruptive Behavior – Silicon Valley targets automotive suppliers

Auto industry facing a life-threatening challenge (again): Disruptive trends and entrance of new players is the new normal compared to the operational and financial challenges of 2007. Read more

December 21, 2015

Chinese airports experience rapid growth – new Five Year Plan presents opportunities and challenges

Comprehensive analysis of the Chinese airport industry by Roland Berger and the Chinese Civil Airports Association Read more

December 15, 2015

Roland Berger study: Highly profitable business in truck aftersales is crumbling – European OEMs need innovative business models

Besides a competitive baseline offering, truck OEMs also need new and innovative business models Read more

December 11, 2015

Why do governments finance nearly all railway equipment in Western Europe?

New study shows that governments, or their state owned agencies, continue to finance 87% of railways’ rolling stock procurement. But growing budgetary pressures and the gradual liberalization of the rail market across Europe must lead to more private investment in the railways providing the conditions are right. Read more

December 07, 2015

Istanbul takes top slot in European City Tourism 2015 Study

New Roland Berger study "European City Tourism 2015" analyzes 45 of Europe's major city destinations Read more

December 04, 2015
Company News

Roland Berger appoints six new Partners – and promotes a further seven to Senior Partner

At their regular meeting in Barcelona, Roland Berger's 220 international Partners elected six new Partners in Germany and France. Seven Partners were also promoted to Senior Partner level. Read more

November 27, 2015
Consumer goods & retail

New Roland Berger report analyzes omnichannel retail strategies for brands and retailers, showing offline retailers ways to attract more customers

Roland Berger has recently released "How offline retailers can win customer traffic," explaining how offline retailers win the favor of consumers in the constantly evolving retail industry and macroeconomic environment. Read more

November 26, 2015
Operations Strategy

How to do business in Iran: Joint Study by Roland Berger and leading law firm CMS examines Iran after the end of sanctions

Iran's economy is predicted to grow between 4 and 5 per cent per year until 2020 – the end of sanctions represents a huge opportunity not only for "Made in Germany" Read more

November 25, 2015
Company News

Roland Berger is one of the Stars of 2016 among the Brands of the Century

Roland Berger's new brand strategy earns it a place as one of the Stars of 2016 in the latest edition of Brands of the Century. The book is a compendium issued every three years since 2002 by publisher "Deutsche Standards" and features profiles of the strongest German brands from a range of industry sectors and product segments. Read more

November 23, 2015

"Digitization doesn't work without people"

Roland Berger supported Süddeutsche Zeitung's Economic Summit once again this year. Some 40 high-caliber speakers from business and politics met at Berlin's Hotel Adlon from November 18 to 21 to discuss and debate hot topics like digitization, leadership in complex times and how Europe's economic crises can be overcome. Read more

November 19, 2015
Operations Strategy

Operations Efficiency Radar 2016: Companies apply numerous levers to stay successful in business in spite of economic slowdown

New study by Roland Berger and the International Controller Association (ICV) analyzes corporate planning for 2016 and issues recommendations Read more

November 17, 2015

Online buying is on the increase in the B2B sector – Many suppliers are unprepared

A study by Roland Berger and Google on B2B sales found that web search capabilities, digital communications and online product consultations mean that 57 percent of the purchase process is already taking place online Read more

October 30, 2015
Company News

Roland Berger and NUMA form strategic partnership to accelerate companies' digital transformation

Roland Berger announces investment in French start-up accelerator NUMA Strategic partnership consists of common services and programs supporting companies' digital transformation plans including digital lab and start-ups studio facilities NUMA to join Roland Berger's Terra Numerata™ ecosystem and publish joint studies Read more

October 22, 2015

Can European start-ups crack the code? Roland Berger's digital vision for the "old continent"

The European digital start-up landscape is now far more mature than ever before Read more

October 21, 2015

Intra-regional investment to amplify growth of Southeast Asia's economies

Launch of ASEAN Economic Community heralded by rise in intra-region investment of over 28% from 2000 to 2014 Read more

October 19, 2015

The future of diesel: Automobile manufacturers need a paradigm shift – new opportunities for automotive suppliers

New Roland Berger study: Diesel vehicles currently make up over 50 percent of the market in Europe; their share will fall in the coming years Read more

October 13, 2015

From stagnation to "new growth" – Roland Berger study examines China moving forward to 2020

Chinese structural problems threaten the magic GDP growth threshold of 7% Read more

October 02, 2015

New Roland Berger study: Oilfield equipment & services: Retooling for the "new normal"

Future oil and gas environment will be the catalyst for change Read more

October 02, 2015

Aviation Convention 2015: Aviation industry needs to keep up with the increasing pace of digitization

Roland Berger, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and RWTH Aachen University host the Aviation Convention in Cologne for the second time Read more

September 22, 2015

How Digitalization is transforming the workplace – Roland Berger and Peter Drucker Forum hold joint round table

The legendary management consultant Peter Drucker famously wrote in 1967 "We are becoming aware that the major questions regarding technology are not technical but human questions." Read more

September 18, 2015
Operations Strategy

The Transformation Journey as a strategy for sustaining long-term success: Roland Berger publishes a new guide on how to reinvent companies

So-called “Strategic Drift” could affect the fortunes of many of the world’s top companies Read more

September 16, 2015
Pharma & Healthcare

Indonesia's business complexities cloud entry prospects for foreign healthcare providers

267 million Indonesians will need to be fully insured by 2019, when the universal public healthcare system is established Read more

September 11, 2015

E-mobility: Market penetration remains sluggish across the globe

"E-Mobility Index" from Roland Berger and Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen for Q3/2015: Incentive systems are still lacking for both buyers and sellers in spite of subsidization. Read more

September 08, 2015
Company News

Jörg Seufert returns to Roland Berger as a Partner in the Restructuring & Corporate Finance Competence Center

Jörg Seufert is a new Partner in the Restructuring & Corporate Finance Competence Center at Roland Berger. Boasting professional experience spanning some ten years in top management and six years as a strategy consultant for Roland Berger, he will be working out of the Munich office supporting clients facing transformation challenges and in need of assistance with corporate and HR management matters. Read more

September 07, 2015
Company News

Roland Berger rebranded: "titanium B" with the "Roland Berger" lettering highlights the company's strategic realignment beyond traditional strategy consulting

The consulting firm Roland Berger has rebranded its business. A "titanium B" combined with the "Roland Berger" lettering constitutes the new logo of the leading international consultancy of European origin. The new brand is an assertive demonstration of the company's successful evolution: Roland Berger has realigned its business and consistently broadened its portfolio beyond the scope of classic strategy consulting. Today, the partnership provides high-value-adding services as an integral busin Read more

September 03, 2015
Company News
September 02, 2015
Financial Services

New study: Corporate and investment banks should adapt their business model

Corporate and investment banks should adapt their business model to meet clients' and shareholders' needs – digitization and cultural change are the biggest challenges Read more

September 01, 2015
Company News

Thilo Kaltenbach returns to Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as a Partner in the Pharma & Chemicals Competence Center

Thilo Kaltenbach is a new Partner in the Pharma & Chemicals Competence Center at Roland Berger. A strategy consultant with a focus on healthcare and pharmaceuticals, Thilo Kaltenbach has a great many successful client projects under his belt from some 15 years in the consulting business. Read more

August 21, 2015

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and fka Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen present quarterly index on "Automated Vehicles"

New index compares relevant automotive nations' competitive positions in automated driving (Germany, France, Italy, UK, Sweden, USA, Japan, China, South Korea) Read more

August 03, 2015

Precision farming: Global market volume for smart agriculture applications to grow 12 percent per year through 2020

Roland Berger study: The global market volume for precision farming amounted to 2.3 billion euros at the end of 2014 Read more

July 30, 2015

Industry 4.0 and automotive sector trigger major growth in the market for power electronics

Global market volume for power electronics is set to grow 7 percent per annum through 2018 – to top 200 billion dollars Read more

July 22, 2015
Pharma & Healthcare

Future-oriented positioning critical to success in China's pharmaceutical market

China’s pharmaceutical consumption market is dominated by prescription drugs Read more

July 08, 2015
Company News

Supervisory Board of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants appoints new Chairman

Marcus Berret elected Chairman of the controlling body. Denis Depoux is Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Read more

July 07, 2015
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants establishes new Executive Communications/Corporate Affairs business line

Consultancy at the interface between management, publicity and politics. Executive Communications is part of the realignment of the company ("New Roland Berger"). First clients for Executive Communications/Corporate Affairs already onboard. Read more

July 06, 2015
Company News

Visa Europe Collab and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants partner to launch digital hub in Berlin

Collaborative digital hub brings together established companies, digital experts and start-ups to speed innovation and drive digital transformation. The hub will enable faster access to commercial markets for innovation projects and offers a way for bigger companies to drive their own digital transformation. Read more

July 01, 2015
Company News
June 29, 2015

Late entrant mobile operators need to identify a 'white spot' in their markets

Late entrant mobile operators need to identify a 'white spot' in their markets. Read more

June 29, 2015
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants expands Global Executive Committee and elects new Supervisory Board

Sascha Haghani and Thomas Rinn join the Global Executive Committee as representatives of the global Competence Centers, one of the key priorities of the "New Roland Berger". Five Partners appointed to the Supervisory Board in the regular election: Wilfried Aulbur, Marcus Berret, Denis Depoux, Christian Fischer and Watson Liu. New Supervisory Board Chairman to be elected in the coming weeks. Read more

June 26, 2015
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants appoints four new Partners – and promotes a further three to Senior Partner

In Germany, France, Singapore and Dubai, the strategy consultancy sees its Partner ranks swell by four new members. Three Partners are also promoted to senior level in Germany, Singapore and Dubai. Read more

June 25, 2015
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants acquires experienced team of restructuring consultancy FMC Consultants GmbH

FMC Consultants joins Roland Berger with founding partners Sven Gless and Andreas Robeck and their entire team. This brings an additional boost to the international strategy consultancy's restructuring expertise in the SME sector. Read more

Frugal products open up vast market potential but demand a strategic approach

Functional, robust and user-friendly: Frugal products give companies a key to unlock growth in emerging countries Read more

June 15, 2015

Mining rebound – why 2015 is the perfect year to prepare your mining operations for the next cycle

After three years of intense reorganization, the mining industry is expected to become cashflow positive again in 2015 Read more

June 11, 2015

Solar PV energy could provide 12% of European electricity demand by 2030

In the study Solar PV could be similar to the shale gas disruption for the utility industry Read more

June 09, 2015
Aerospace & defense

International aerospace and defense sector is optimistic despite seeing challenges ahead

Top managers' expectations for the coming five years are for strong growth in commercial aerospace (73%) Read more

May 22, 2015
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and cooperate in the digital network Terra Numerata™

Another cooperation launched in the Terra Numerata™ digital ecosystem Read more

May 21, 2015

Global chemicals market to grow to 5.6 trillion euros by 2035 – Asia will play a dominant role

Global market volume for chemicals will more than double in the period through 2035 compared to current sales of 2.6 trillion euros in the industry Read more

May 15, 2015
Company News

Visar Sala joins Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as a new Partner in Financial Services

Visar Sala joins Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as a new Partner in the Financial Services Competence Center. Working out of the consultancy's Frankfurt office he will advise FS clients on matters of international expansion, operational transformation and digitization. Read more

May 07, 2015

New Roland Berger study: Chief Restructuring Officers (CROs) are more in demand than ever

57.1 percent of restructuring practitioners expect to see more CROs in the next ten years Read more

April 28, 2015
Company News

Tim Longstaff rejoins Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as a Partner in London

International consultancy enlarges its capacity in the construction, engineering and energy consulting sector Read more

April 27, 2015
Company News

Dr. Jörg Eschmann joins Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as a new Partner in Frankfurt

Dr. Jörg Eschmann boosts the consulting team in Restructuring & Corporate Finance. Read more

April 23, 2015

Roland Berger study: Global market for bike sharing is growing at 20 percent per year

There are currently some 600 bike sharing schemes around the world with a market volume in excess of 1.3 billion euros Read more

April 22, 2015
Operations Strategy

New Roland Berger study: Limited returns on capital investments require new approaches in the telecom industry

Inefficient capital expenditure (CAPEX) allocation for telecom operators is shrinking profitability, given rising data traffic and lowered voice call revenues Read more

March 31, 2015
Company News

Franco-German cooperation: Young managers from the Cluny Forum draft measures to tackle youth unemployment, to promote the development of management talent between the two countries and improve access to international markets for start-ups

Europe's challenges include high youth unemployment, the lack of employment mobility among young workers to move between the various countries of the union, and the meager development options for new companies in the big economic sectors of the future. Read more

March 30, 2015

Stationary fuel cells are on the road to commercialization in Europe – major market potential, significant environmental benefits

New study by Roland Berger and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking shows that stationary fuel cells are on the verge of commercialization in Europe Read more

March 27, 2015

Autonomous trucks offer market potential for OEMs, suppliers and new market players alike

Roland Berger study demonstrates that self-driving trucks increase road safety and reduce the total costs of ownership Read more

March 26, 2015

XII. AmCham Germany Business Barometer

US companies in Germany expect another successful year for 2015 Read more

March 26, 2015

E-mobility: Lightweight design can stimulate electric car development – But radical lightweight design concepts remain the exception

"E-mobility index" by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen for Q1 2015: Stricter CO2 limits force European OEMs to adopt a new model strategy Read more

March 25, 2015
Company News

Voyage of discovery: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants supports the premiere of "South Pole" at the Bavarian State Opera

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants will be the main sponsor of the premiere of the Bavarian State Opera's "South Pole" on January 31, 2016. The move sees the only global management consultancy of German heritage and European origin continue its support of this institution in an association that dates back to 2002. Read more

March 23, 2015
Company News

Richard P. Eno joins Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as a Senior Partner in Boston

The international consultancy expands capabilities in Oil & Gas and Chemicals. Read more

March 20, 2015

Infrastructure investments in the EU: A new framework is needed to mobilize private investors for important projects

Urgently needed private investments in infrastructure projects are virtually non-existent in the EU in spite of high levels of liquidity in financial markets Read more

March 17, 2015

The digital transformation could add EUR 1.25 trillion to Europe's industrial value creation by 2025 – or diminish it by EUR 605 billion

The latest study by Roland Berger and the BDI demonstrates that the digital transformation entails radical structural change for European industry Read more

March 05, 2015

Digitization of production and products lays firms even more open to cyber-attacks

Companies have to rise to the challenge of rapidly improving their security level Read more

February 19, 2015
Financial Services

European Private Equity Outlook 2015: Growing caution in the private equity market – Industry less optimistic

New Roland Berger study: Only 62 percent of players expect 2015 to feature more M&A transactions involving private equity firms – 20 percent fewer than 2014 Read more

February 18, 2015
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants welcomes eight new partners

Getting off to a strong start in the new year, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants has brought eight new Partners onboard, five of whom are based at the company's headquarters in Munich. The only leading global consultancy of German heritage and European origin is also growing on an international scale with new colleagues in Paris, Zurich and Dubai. Read more

February 16, 2015
Operations Strategy

Smart Efficiency gives companies breathing space in uncertain times

Uncertainty is the new normal in the corporate context Read more

January 07, 2015
Operations Strategy

Corporate headquarters need to prove their worth – Six capabilities determine the value corporate headquarters add

Pan-European survey by Roland Berger: Only 3.4 percent of company employees work in the corporate center on average – 2 percent less than in 2012 Read more

December 18, 2014
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants wins M&A Consultancy of the Year Award 2014

Mergermarket names top European M&A advisors for 2014 at its annual awards Read more

December 17, 2014

The start of a European Digital Valley: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants lays the foundations for a digital business platform in Europe – Terra Numerata™

Europe is losing the digital business race to the US and Asia: None of the 20 biggest Internet companies are European (by market cap) Read more

December 15, 2014
Financial Services

IT providers challenge retail banks

New providers from the telecommunications and IT industry are penetrating the market for financial services Read more

December 12, 2014
Operations Strategy

Change for family friendly corporate policy

There's a sea change in the air for family friendly corporate policy. In a broad-based offensive over the past ten years, businesses and policymakers have done a great deal to get mothers back into the workplace. Read more

December 11, 2014

Executive Rail Radar 2014: Innovative mobility services present good business opportunities for Europe's rail industry

New Roland Berger study: Top issues on the rail manager's agenda are higher profitability (38%), better service quality (33%) and growth (28%) Read more

December 10, 2014

Global automotive suppliers achieve record profitability but volatility and uncertainty are on the increase

New automotive supplier study by Roland Berger and Lazard: Average EBIT margins among automotive suppliers to reach record levels of around 7.5 percent in 2014 Read more

December 03, 2014

XI. AmCham Germany Business Barometer – Update Fall 2014

US companies in Germany optimistic that the German economy is experiencing just a minor slowdown Read more

December 01, 2014

Automatic driving offers carmakers and their suppliers new business potential

New Roland Berger study: Automatic driving will generate additional revenue volume of up to 40 billion dollars in component sales in the period through 2030 Read more

November 29, 2014
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants promote six Partners to Senior Partner – two in Germany

At their regular meeting, held in Dublin this year, the 220 international Partners of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants promoted six Partners to the next partnership level. Read more

November 28, 2014
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants appoint 13 new Partners at offices around the world

The strategy consultancy appoints 13 new Partners in Germany, China, France, the US, the UK, South Korea, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary and India – three of them in Germany Read more

November 27, 2014
Financial Services

Insurance industry in Central and Eastern Europe: Digitalization and new age groups are changing insurance market and challenging insurers

Things have changed in the insurance industry in recent years. A new generation of consumers has appeared on the scene and digitalization has made great inroads. Read more

November 13, 2014
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants has won the BEACON AWARD FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION 2014

Can the implementation and impact of innovative ideas be measured? Read more

November 10, 2014
Operations Strategy

Chief strategists should get more involved in implementing the corporate strategies they devise

In a world of permanent change where geopolitical factors strongly impact the economic context, companies need to be in a position to review and adapt their strategy and business model. Read more

November 04, 2014

Sales excellence opens up new revenue and profit potential and wards off commoditization

Optimized sales can lift revenues and profits by more than 10 percent Read more

October 17, 2014

Huntsman Textile Effects wins 2014 ICIS Innovation Awards

ICIS ( , the trusted information provider for the global chemical and energy industries, today reveals that Huntsman Textile Effects has been chosen as the overall winner in the ICIS Innovation Awards ( for 2014. Read more

October 13, 2014
Pharma & Healthcare

Saudi Arabian pharmaceuticals

Saudi Arabia's pharmaceutical industry has grown from USD 3 bn to USD 4 bn over the period 2008 to 2013 Read more

September 25, 2014

Russian sanctions against the Western automotive industry hit Russia itself the hardest

Russia's automotive market is faltering: The market contracted by 12 percent in the first eight months of the year, shrinking almost 25 percent in July and August Read more

September 23, 2014

World rail supply market predicted to continue growing despite economic slowdown

Despite low economic growth and public deficit problems in several important countries, the world rail supply industry steadily grew at approximately 1.5% per annum in the period from 2011 to 2013, according to the 2014 UNIFE World Rail Market Study released today at InnoTrans. Read more

September 19, 2014

E-mobility: Germany regains the technological lead – Sales remain moderate, however

"E-mobility index" by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen for Q3 2014: Level of technology in electric vehicles continues to rise Read more

September 17, 2014
Green Business

Business opportunities in industrial air pollution reduction shine through the haze

Severe pollution-induced haze has brought about the end of the heyday for unchecked industrial growth. Starting in 2013, both the central and local governments gradually issued a clear set of standards and regulations for pollution control, making emissions control an imperative for industrial enterprises. Read more

September 15, 2014
Company News

Ambitious growth plan in Middle East

Charles-Edouard Bouée, newly-elected CEO of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, is in Dubai for a series of talks with leaders and top executives. Read more

September 12, 2014

Automotive market in Brazil under significant pressure

Roland Berger study: Car sales for 2014 expected to decrease by up to 12% and commercial vehicles by as much as 25% vs. 2013 Read more

September 09, 2014
Company News

Dr. Jörg Oliveri del Castillo-Schulz is a new Senior Partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

Dr. Jörg Oliveri del Castillo-Schulz, formerly a Member of the Group Technology & Operations (GTO) Executive Committee at Deutsche Bank in London, has rejoined Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Read more

September 09, 2014
Financial Services

European insurance industry: Innovative business models deliver double-digit growth rates

Over the last five years, European insurers have enjoyed stable revenues and increased return on equity by up to ten percent Read more

September 05, 2014

Roland Berger economic scenario analyzes the consequences of the anti-Russian sanctions for the German economy

Survey of German managers: Two thirds fear growth will noticeably stall due to the sanctions against Russia Read more

September 05, 2014
Company News

Roland Berger Shanghai officially recognized as APAC HQ

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants recently upgraded its Shanghai office to headquarters of Asia Pacific (APAC), with the global CEO Charles-Edouard Bouee heading the office. Read more

September 03, 2014

Roland Berger and DKSH release the fourth Global Market Expansion Services report on digitization

In their most recent market study, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants have analyzed the Market Expansion Services industry for the fourth time. Read more

September 02, 2014
Company News

Global leadership team of seven

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants: Global leadership team of seven with Stefan Schaible and Tijo J. G. Collot d'Escury as Deputy CEOs Read more

August 30, 2014

Logistics in transition: global growth driven by e-commerce, intra-regional supply chains and the trend towards niche offerings

Report by Roland Berger and Barclays: Logistics market expected to grow up to 3 percent annually to 2020 Read more

August 29, 2014

Challenging Conventional Wisdom in Steel: A new approach for an old industry

Experts and analysts routinely blame the struggles of the steel industry on overcapacity and import pressure Read more

August 18, 2014
Financial Services

Barriers to FinTech innovation in the Netherlands

Three barriers are holding the FinTech sector in the Netherlands back: outdated regulation, insufficient expertise at the regulators, and poor cooperation between startups, existing players and government. Read more

July 31, 2014
Operations Strategy

Telecommunication companies can slash operating costs by as much as 20% with the new Lean Telco approach from Roland Berger

New Roland Berger study: Lean Telco approach gives telecommunication providers a smart way to combine growth and efficiency Read more

July 28, 2014

Digitalization and social media: Tomorrow's companies are smarter, more social and better connected

New publication from Roland Berger and the University of Münster: Social media creates new opportunities for customer retention and innovation management Read more

July 21, 2014
Financial Services

Roland Berger study on the State of the European banking Industry – 2014 edition

European Banks have pursued their efforts to strengthen their balance sheet in line with Basel III requirements and in anticipation of ECB Comprehensive Assessment results Read more

July 18, 2014

Digitalization Study: eCommerce Enables Better Customer Advice and Threatens Stationary Retailers

Study from the University of Muenster and Roland Berger: 37% of communication proceeds through digital channels Read more

July 17, 2014

Shared mobility: Global market for shared vehicles and mobility offerings to grow as much as 35 percent a year through 2020

New Roland Berger study: Shared mobility to grow dramatically in the coming years – especially in big cities Read more

July 02, 2014
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants appoints 18 new Partners and promotes nine others to Senior Partner

18 new Partners appointed in Germany, France, China, Russia, Switzerland, Belgium and Brazil – Eleven of which in Germany Read more

June 28, 2014
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants: Charles-Edouard Bouée elected new CEO

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants: Charles-Edouard Bouée elected new CEO Read more

June 10, 2014

Roland Berger study on the market for car sharing in China

Car sharing is a global trend, which is gaining importance in China as well as in emerging countries Read more

June 08, 2014
Company News

Charles-Edouard Bouée elected new CEO

International Partner Meeting in Frankfurt: Partners appoint Charles-Edouard Bouée as global CEO Read more

June 02, 2014

Corporate learning and digitization: Top-quality and cost-efficient vocational training makes company's better

Roland Berger study shows: e-learning in companies is on the advance, but the training tools have to fit the corporate culture and strategy Read more

June 02, 2014
Operations Strategy

European firms are adapting to a new sober reality in China by revising down expectations and investment plans

The financial performances of European companies in China have further weakened amidst tougher business conditions, and a sense of pessimism is becoming entrenched as persistent market challenges show little sign of abating. Read more

May 23, 2014

Cold chain logistics to grow 25% a year, players must seize opportunities

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants predicts that macroeconomic policies and market demand will drive the growth of Chinese cold chain logistics into a 470 billion yuan industry at rate averaging 25% p.a. until 2017. Read more

Roland Berger and Nomura publish a joint study on Corporate & Investment Banking Outlook, Spring 2014

After a long period of uncertainty, the regulatory and market environment is starting to slowly clear up for Corporate & Investment Banks, and we observe preliminary strategic moves. Read more

May 19, 2014

Automotive industry in Brazil expects profitability downturn, overcapacity, price war and investment freeze in 2014

Survey conducted by Roland Berger and Automotive Business reveals that the Brazilian automotive sector expects 2014 to be full of challenges, with stagnant or moderate growth Read more

May 12, 2014

Roland Berger study: Russia's automotive industry in decline

Russia has not met the optimistic expectations of automotive manufacturers and suppliers Read more

The commodity trap: More than 60% of companies are affected by the commodity trap

New study by Roland Berger and the International Controller Association (ICV) shows that standardized products are impacting prices and margins, thus threatening companies in all industries Read more

April 11, 2014

Top 100 Most Influential Asian Companies 2014

Yesterday at the 2014 Boao Forum for Asia, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, with official forum publication Boao Review and, released the "Top 100 Most Influential Asian Companies" ranking for 2014. Read more

April 09, 2014

New Roland Berger study: US suppliers need to redirect their resources to strategic investments to ensure sustainable growth

The US automotive supplier base has successfully recovered from the crisis and strengthened its operational and financial position Read more

April 03, 2014

Industry 4.0: The digital world provides new opportunities for European industry to move into a new era

The next revolution with Industry 4.0 represents a huge opportunity for Europe – and it fits the European model Read more

April 02, 2014

The nuclear market: Installed base capacity could increase 26% by 2030

The global nuclear market continues to grow, driven mainly by China and Russia Read more

April 01, 2014
Operations Strategy

As more Chinese companies venture into global M&A, systematic PMI is becoming a must

The latest Roland Berger Strategy Consultants THINK ACT content study identifies six key success factors Chinese companies need in order to manage the post-merger integration (PMI) process following an international M&A. Read more

March 21, 2014
Company News

Roland Berger publications rated number 1 for "Appeal" by London-based think tank White Space

Roland Berger's thought leadership publications were rated number 1 in "Appeal" and number 3 in "Differentiation" Read more

March 18, 2014
Operations Strategy

XI. AmCham Germany Business Barometer

US companies in Germany anticipate an above-average financial year for 2014 Read more

March 13, 2014

Automotive industry: Fleet business promises exciting growth opportunities in emerging markets

New analysis by Roland Berger highlights great potential for fleet business in the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, China) Read more

March 01, 2014

E-mobility: Japan increases its leadership in industry and improves its sales figures

The E-mobility Index for the first quarter of 2014 prepared by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachens reveals Japan's clear leadership and further growth potential in the area of industry, built on the back of strengths in battery and cell production Read more

February 20, 2014

European and Japanese semiconductor manufacturers have to defend their market positions more aggressively

New semiconductor technology opens up innovative applications in mobility, energy efficiency and large-scale data processing Read more

February 19, 2014

Restructuring of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) companies paramount for staying competitive

GCC corporate profitability in most sectors is substantially lower today than ten years ago – Margin pressure is expected to remain high due to increasing foreign competition Read more

February 19, 2014

Roland Berger's forecast for the German economy: Over 2% growth in 2014

In 2014, the German economy will see a trend reversal and grow by at least 2% Read more

February 18, 2014
Financial Services

New Roland Berger analysis "Navigating risk" – Risk management is increasingly becoming a strategically relevant value driver for banks

Roland Berger analysis reveals: Risk management is playing an increasingly active role in value creation Read more

February 17, 2014
Financial Services

European Private Equity Outlook 2014

New Roland Berger study predicts that the biggest private equity growth will be in Germany and Great Britain; France, Italy and Spain and Portugal will recover slightly Read more

February 10, 2014
Aerospace & defense

International aerospace and defence industry steps up the pace of innovation

New Roland Berger study shows that after years of focusing on performance improvement, the European aerospace and defence industry is under considerable pressure to innovate Read more

February 04, 2014

Automotive US retail networks are under pressure

Dealer profits have recovered since the economic crisis and are back at record levels – Average network profits reached 2.2% in 2013 Read more

January 30, 2014
Operations Strategy

CPO Agenda 2014

New Roland Berger study examines trends in seven leading industries as well as the challenges for procurement Read more

January 12, 2014

E-Mobility: Fuel-cell technology will become a real alternative to battery-powered drive systems only in the distant future

A new study by Roland Berger shows that the cost of fuel cells can drop considerably by 2025 Read more

January 07, 2014
Engineered Products

Engineered products and plant engineering: Vast potential in the aftersales business

Roland Berger study: 65% of profits in engineered products come from aftersales services Read more

December 12, 2013
Company News

Michael Blatz will be supporting the Restructuring & Corporate Finance Competence Center at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants has signed up Michael Blatz, an experienced restructurer, to support its new global Restructuring & Corporate Finance Competence Center. Read more

December 12, 2013
Operations Strategy

CSO Survey 2013: Pressure is mounting on Chief Strategy Officers (CSOs) in European companies

Study by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and the Institute of Management at the University of St. Gallen reveals that the CSO's role in a company is becoming ever more important Read more

December 10, 2013
Engineered Products

"Learn from the champions": What companies in all industries can learn from German engineering

New Roland Berger book: Universal patterns of success make companies global leaders Read more

December 03, 2013
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants expands its corporate finance & restructuring offering and starts collaboration with Karl-J. Kraus & Partner

The new Restructuring & Corporate Finance Competence Center at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants will collaborate closely with Karl-J. Kraus & Partner in the future. Read more

December 02, 2013
Consumer goods & retail

New study finds plain packaging could cost up to 1,900 jobs and €125 million tax revenue in Ireland

A new study by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants estimates that the introduction of plain packaging in Ireland could put up to 1,900 jobs and €125 million in tax revenues at stake. Read more

December 02, 2013

Brazilian automotive suppliers are struggling to remain profitable

Roland Berger forecasts new vehicles sales of 3.6 million in 2013 – Only marginal industry growth expected for 2014 Read more

November 29, 2013
Company News

Professor Dr. h.c. Roland Berger is Chairman of the new Board of Trustees of the Count of Montgelas Foundation ("Graf von Montgelas-Stiftung")

Professor Dr. h.c. Roland Berger, Founder and Honorary Chairman of the international strategy consultancy Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, has been appointed Chairman of the new Board of Trustees of the Count of Montgelas Foundation ("Graf von Montgelas-Stiftung") Read more

November 29, 2013
Company News

Dr. Christian Fischer appointed Partner in the new Restructuring & Corporate Finance Competence Center at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

With Dr. Christian Fischer now on board, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants has gained an experienced restructurer and manager as a new Partner. Read more

November 29, 2013
Engineered Products

Additive manufacturing: 3D printing of metal structures has major potential for complex products and processes in various industrial sectors

Global market for 3D printing (additive manufacturing) was worth EUR 1.7 billion in 2012. Of this amount, approx. 10% is attributable to the production of metal structures Read more

November 27, 2013

Oil supply will not run out in the long run, but low prices are a thing of the past

Global oil reserves have increased over the years even though oil production has expanded significantly over the last four decades Read more

November 26, 2013
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants appoints Dr. Günter von Au Senior Advisor for Pharma & Chemicals

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants has appointed Dr. Günter von Au Senior Advisor in the Chemicals Practice. Von Au has been supporting the strategy consultancy in Germany and beyond since the beginning of October 2013. Read more

November 22, 2013
Corporate Finance

Study by Roland Berger and Creditreform: Germany's Mittelstand could unleash liquidity potential worth EUR 87 billion

he German Mittelstand (SMEs) will face major challenges financing growth over the next few years Read more

November 21, 2013
Financial Services

Post-trade services facing new realities

Flood of regulations: The EU Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) are striving to integrate the continent's financial markets as closely as possible to ensure financial stability in the euro area Read more

November 20, 2013
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants honors the three winners of the "Best of European Business" (BEB) Awards

BMW wins the Large Companies category, Fuchs Petrolub wins in Midsize Companies and Federico Ghizzoni, CEO of UniCredit, is named "Italo-German Manager of the Year" Read more

November 14, 2013
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants creates new Restructuring & Corporate Finance Competence Center under the leadership of Sascha Haghani

Roland Berger is boosting its market position with a new Restructuring & Corporate Finance Competence Center Read more

November 07, 2013
Operations Strategy

Operations Efficiency Radar 2013

Economic uncertainty makes corporate planning more difficult – Emphasis is on cost efficiency and focused growth Read more

November 07, 2013
Consumer goods & retail

Frugal products are often a useful addition to firms' product portfolios and enable profitable growth in emerging markets, too

A poor economic climate in 2014 will mean slower growth in industrialized nations and emerging markets alike Read more

October 27, 2013
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants launches landmark "Expert Network" to boost services portfolio

With its new "Expert Network", Roland Berger offers clients quick, sustainable and hands-on implementation together with external experts Read more

October 25, 2013
Financial Services

New Roland Berger study: European banks are struggling to adapt to the structural changes in the deposits business

European households have EUR 8.5 trillion in deposits –one-third of total financial assets Read more

October 22, 2013

Online sales in the European sanitary, heating and plumbing market will rise by up to 40% annually by 2017

Internet shops are making prices in the online sanitary, heating and plumbing market transparent and are thereby driving growth. Read more

October 12, 2013
Financial Services

The role of banks in the internationalization process of European small and medium enterprises (SME)

Small and medium businesses account for 99% of European companies and nearly 70% of jobs Read more

October 11, 2013
Financial Services

Roland Berger's "The future of retail banking in Europe" study: Direct banking continues to make major headway

Survey conducted by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants among managers at more than 60 European banks Read more

October 10, 2013

Aviation Convention 2013: Airports of the future – Need for closer cooperation between airlines and airports

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) and RWTH Aachen University organize the first "Aviation Convention" in Cologne Read more

September 30, 2013
Financial Services

Rising interest in better healthcare spurs the demand for insurance

New Roland Berger study estimates the size of the health insurance industry in Southeast Asia will quadruple by 2020 Read more

September 11, 2013
Operations Strategy

Real estate developers in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have to act amid intensifying competition

In keeping with the positive macro-economic outlook, GCC real estate markets have widely stabilized and partially recovered Read more

September 09, 2013

Global automotive supplier study by Roland Berger and Lazard: profitability has stabilized at a high level, but risks are increasing

The global automotive supplier industry's average EBIT margin remained stable at 6.5%, despite the unfavorable market situation in Europe Read more

September 05, 2013

New e-mobility index: Technology is ready for series production, but OEMs' business models vary greatly

The e-mobility index for Q3 2013, produced by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen (fka), reveals that vehicle technology is at series production level in nearly all countries; Germany has taken the lead in technology Read more

September 04, 2013
Operations Strategy

Diversity of global markets requires customized product development and product launches

Local market trends, diverse consumer needs and legal red tape are major hurdles for global acting companies Read more

August 19, 2013
Operations Strategy

New book by Roland Berger School of Strategy and Economics: "Scenario-based strategic planning – Developing strategies in an uncertain world"

New book published by Roland Berger CEO Burkhard Schwenker and Professor Dr. Torsten Wulf (Center for Strategy and Scenario Planning at the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management) describes scenario-based planning as an effective method for dealing with uncertainty, volatility and complexity Read more

July 31, 2013
Company News

International Partner Meeting appoints expanded Global Executive Committee and names a COO and CFO

Roland Berger continues to expand its global presence: six new Partners elected Read more

July 30, 2013

The shale gas phenomenon and its potential to change the game of US economy

In think: act CONTENT on the shale gas phenomenon, Roland Berger experts highlight the relevance of this resource to the US energy landscape – by 2050, shale gas could make up 50% of total gas produced in the US Read more

July 19, 2013
Company News

Managing in an uncertain world: The new issue of Roland Berger's think: act magazine on "Leadership"

In think: act no. 19, "Leadership", renowned guest authors and interview partners share their views on modern management Read more

July 18, 2013
Financial Services

The global market for corporate and investment banking: Uncertainty should not paralyze decision-making

Finance segments experienced some growth, driven by emerging markets, but the capital markets and commercial banking remained cautious. Read more

July 10, 2013
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and University of Münster Expand Research Center for Digitalization Trends

Over the past 10 years, digitalization has been seeping into almost any area of private life – making payments online, using crowd-supported navigation in street traffic or making plans with friends via Facebook. Read more

July 09, 2013
Company News

First Communication on Progress report issued to the United Nations Global Compact

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH has been a member of the UN Global Compact since summer 2012 Read more

June 18, 2013
Operations Strategy

Japanese companies are reinventing their industrial models to regain full competitiveness

New Roland Berger study shows that the traditional business model of large Japanese corporations, with highly diversified business portfolios and a focus on the domestic market, has not been resilient during recent crises Read more

June 17, 2013
Operations Strategy

German companies underestimate the risk of European stagnation

A Roland Berger restructuring study for Germany shows: 80% of companies expect to grow in the next two years Read more

June 07, 2013
Operations Strategy

The way oil and gas companies manage risk in their innovation pipeline is a crucial factor contributing to business success

Roland Berger leads panel discussion at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston with oil company CTO's about innovation challenges and opportunities for this industry Read more

June 04, 2013
Financial Services

New Roland Berger study encourages foreign asset managers to take a closer look at the Taiwanese market

The study "Asia Asset Management: Consider Taiwan", posits that, despite its relatively small economy, the island is one of the most attractive markets in Asia for foreign asset managers. Read more

Financial performance and optimism is waning for European companies in China, but growth opportunities through reform are identified

Pressures from increasingly challenging market and economic conditions in China, which are exacerbated by a regulatory environment that continues to be demanding and at times discriminatory, have led to a clear downturn in profitability and revenue growth for European companies. Read more

New study finds Tobacco Products Directive will cost jobs and hit tax revenue across Europe

The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) could adversely affect Europe’s economy, resulting in up to 175,000 job losses and lost tax revenue of up to EUR 5 billion throughout Europe, according to a new study published by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Read more

May 24, 2013

How a struggling football club can turn around and come out on top

Borussia Dortmund has transformed from a crisis-ridden club to an international top team Read more

May 22, 2013

New E-mobility Index: Government subsidies and projected sales of electric cars are declining worldwide

The E-mobility Index by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen for Q1 2013 reveals that the key manu-facturing sites for electric cars in the medium term will be Japan, US and Germany Read more

May 21, 2013

Roland Berger study: European airlines and airports are facing further fundamental changes

According to "European Aviation Radar 2013", growing price sensitivity among consumers, competitive pressure by low-cost carriers and Middle Eastern airlines, stricter regulatory frameworks and the euro crisis are putting pressure on European airlines and airports Read more

Wealth management for entrepreneurs: Banks are underestimating the revenue potential of interlinking corporate and private banking business

Roland Berger study shows: German banks could increase their annual revenues by some EUR 7 billion if they better coordinated their corporate and private banking activities Read more

May 07, 2013
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants puts education at the heart of its corporate citizenship activities

Education is the new focus of Roland Berger's corporate citizenship initiative Read more

May 06, 2013

Offshore wind power central to the transformation of Germany's energy system

Offshore capacity totaling 40 GW will be installed off Europe's coasts by 2020 Read more

May 04, 2013
Company News

Change at the top – Burkhard Schwenker is new and old CEO

Martin C. Wittig steps down as CEO for health reasons Read more

Corporate headquarters in Europe are growing in size, but it's important that they add value to the entire group

Survey among 86 globally active companies shows: Corporate headquarters in Europe, depending on their industry and management organization, represent a cost factor of between 2% and 7% of their group's sales Read more

Roland Berger study: Using the product value management approach, manufacturers can improve customer satisfaction and profits at the same time

Companies should rank product features and how customers perceive them at the same level as product costs Read more

April 16, 2013
Company News

President of the German Bundestag, Dr. Norbert Lammert, presents the Roland Berger Human Dignity Award 2012/13 to three human rights activists

President of the German Bundestag, Dr. Norbert Lammert, today presents the Roland Berger Human Dignity Award 2012/13 to three human rights activists: Indian women's rights organization Jagori, Pakistani lawyer and women's rights activist Dr. Asma Jahangir, and the Afghan Women's Network. Read more

April 13, 2013
Company News

Recruiting workshop for engineers from June 13 to 16, 2013

Recruiting workshop "start.ing2013" in Munich is designed for students, graduates, PhDs and professionals with an engineering background from Germany, Austria and Switzerland Read more

April 08, 2013

European rail operators are focusing on more profitability and financial stability – Fears of an overregulated railway market

European railways are in upheaval: Planning processes are becoming increasingly complex and changing faster and faster – flexible planning systems are called for Read more

March 20, 2013

New "Future Radar": Germany's energy sector on the brink of transformation – More flexibility in uncertain times

Future Radar by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and the Technische Universität München (TUM) shows: more innovation and continuous process optimization are necessary Read more

March 19, 2013
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants is the Bayerische Staatsoper's exclusive partner for original productions

The German premiere of the opera "Written on Skin" by George Benjamin is the third production that Roland Berger Strategy Consultants has supported as partner of the Bayerische Staatsoper Read more

March 18, 2013

Auto repair shop portals offer major growth potential for German auto service companies

The auto service business enjoys revenues of around EUR 26 billion a year in Germany, but the market is fiercely competitive Read more

March 13, 2013

Confident: US investors expect a good financial year in 2013

After an average year in 2012, American companies in Germany are optimistic about 2013. Read more

March 12, 2013
Company News

Codrut Pascu, Managing Partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Romania, joins the Young Global Leaders (YGL)

Codrut Pascu (37) is a newly appointed member of the Young Global Leaders (YGL) community of the World Economic Forum Read more

February 25, 2013
Consumer goods & retail

The luxury segment is doing record business and expects high growth

81% of luxury products companies saw their business do well or very well in the second half of 2012 Read more

February 22, 2013
Financial Services

Roland Berger's "European Private Equity Outlook 2013" study: Is the private equity market on the upturn?

52% of those surveyed assume that the number of M&A transactions involving PE companies will go up in 2013 Read more

February 21, 2013
Consumer goods & retail

"What the customer really wants"

Sooner or later, bricks and mortar will be replaced by online shopping Read more

February 20, 2013

Dominance of a few top teams threatens the intensity of competition – and hence the excitement – in Europe's football leagues

The excitement and success of football leagues hinges on evenly matched games and the economic situation of football clubs Read more

February 19, 2013
Consumer goods & retail

Social networks are changing consumer behavior

When making consumer decisions, Germans place just as much weight on information from social media as on information from the TV. Read more

February 12, 2013
Consumer goods & retail

Frugal products will account for around a quarter of Western manufacturers' sales by 2018

Simple, affordable solutions geared to customer needs in the mid-market and lower market segments: Frugal products are turning into a key driver of sales and profits for Western companies Read more

February 06, 2013
Operations Strategy

The "CSO Survey 2012" explores how top strategists cope with current uncertainties

In uncertain times, lean strategy processes are essential Read more

February 04, 2013

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and the IESE Business School develop forward-looking concepts for car distribution in Europe

New technologies, shifts in mobility patterns and environmental issues are reshaping the automotive ecosphere Read more

January 31, 2013
Operations Strategy

European Chamber Survey: Chinese investors bullish on European future, but show concern about operating environment

Of 74 surveyed Chinese enterprises that have invested in the EU 97% plan to make future additional investments in the EU, with 82% planning to invest higher amounts than their current investments Read more

January 29, 2013
Company News

Dr. Katrin Vernau is the new Dean of the Roland Berger School of Strategy and Economics (RBSE)

The former Roland Berger consultant has an impressive track record in German academia. Read more

January 28, 2013
Company News

Accolades and applause: "think:act", our magazine for decision makers, wins three awards at the International Corporate Media Awards (ICMA)

think:act – Special on Arabia placed first in the category of Alternative Storytelling, Photography and Print Finishing Read more

January 24, 2013
Operations Strategy

New Report Points Way for Further Reform to Boost Europe’s Competitiveness

Europe’s competitiveness deficit is the root cause of stagnating or declining growth, Read more

January 24, 2013
Operations Strategy

Europe could become a new superpower in the 21st century - New book by Burkhard Schwenker and Thomas Clark

Newly released book entitled "Europe's Hidden Potential" presents a strong case for the future of Europe Read more

January 23, 2013
Operations Strategy

Roland Berger's spring forecast for the German economy: 1.2% growth in 2013

German economy profiting from its manufacturing skills Read more

January 22, 2013

"Connected Mobility 2025": Intelligently linking mobility would save over USD 266 billion globally every year

New Roland Berger study finds that traffic problems in the world's 30 biggest cities cost over USD 266 billion every year Read more

January 18, 2013
Consumer goods & retail

Consumer spending in developing countries and emerging markets will rise to USD 22 trillion by 2020

New study by Roland Berger reveals: By 2020, developing countries and emerging markets will be home to 80% of the world's middle class Read more

January 06, 2013
Pharma & Healthcare

Global pharmaceutical industry is in a strategic crisis – Business models must be adjusted

Three out of four pharmaceutical companies are convinced their industry is in the midst of a strategic crisis Read more

July 01, 2010
Company News

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants: Partners elect Global Executive Committee and Supervisory Board – Part 2: Background/company history

Roland Berger's departure from the Supervisory Board and his election to Honorary Chairman is the logical conclusion of a long-planned transition Read more

December 12, 2002
Company News

Roland Berger to become Chairman of the Supervisory Board

As announced, Roland Berger will take over as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants on July 1, 2003. Read more

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