The Corporate History of HANSE Consulting


Hanse Consulting Team GmbH is founded on January 13th by Hartmut Hitgen, Stefan Kleiner and Dr. Kai Warschkow. The company specializes on integrated consulting for small and medium-sized businesses.


Expansion is accelerated by the formation of the subsidiary HANSE Management Consulting GmbH with a company focus on restructuring advice for medium-sized companies.


After starting Interim Management activities in 2000, another subsidiary is founded at the end of 2001, the HANSE Consulting Interim Management GmbH. The objective of the company is to assume management functions for a specific period of time – especially commercial management.


HANSE Consulting opens its Dusseldorf office at the beginning of 2002. Today, Dr. Andreas Lau and Hartmut Hitgen are the responsible partners for the Dusseldorf location.


HANSE Consulting celebrates its 10-year anniversary on January 13th as a successful consulting company for medium-sized companies.

Klaus Putschbach and Dr. Thomas Zubke-von Thünen are appointed as partners.


HANSE Consulting opens its third office in Munich on March 1st.


June – new name for our specialists in Interim Management: HANSE Interim Management GmbH. Managers of HANSE Interim are Andreas Lau and Hartmut Hitgen.


Dr. Armin Bratz, Daniel Stroh and Dr. Marcus Engels are appointed as HANSE Consulting-partners.


Partners Hartmut Hitgen and Klaus Putschbach leave HANSE Consulting.

Warth & Klein Grant Thornton AG, Germany, acquires shares of HANSE Consulting and a new cooperation, national and international, starts.