Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

BMBF The Federal Ministry of Education and Research supported several projects within our group:

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

DFG The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) is the central, self-governing research organisation that promotes research at universities and other publicly financed research institutions in Germany. It supported several projects within our group:

DFG Research Center Matheon

MATHEON The DFG Research Center Matheon "Mathematics for key technologies" is one of currently five DFG Research Centers funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Matheon supports the following projects within our group:

Commission européenne

EU Our group participates in the Specific Targeted Research Project ARRIVAL, funded within the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission:

European Regional Development Fund

EFRE Within the program "Programm zur Förderung von Forschung, Innovationen und Technologien (ProFIT)", supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), our group realized a fundamental research project:

4flow AG

4flow AG 4flow AG offers consulting services, software and network management within the field of logistics and supply chain management. From its headquarters in Berlin and offices in Munich and Brussels, 4flow serves international clients and works on projects all over the world. More than 90 4flow employees work together, uniting logistics and software know-how.

ATOSS Software AG

Atoss ATOSS Software AG, München, was the first supplier in the market to develop software solutions for working time management and personnel deployment planning. The core of our cooperation with the ATOSS AG is the development and implementation of efficient optimization algorithms for different problems which arise in automated staff scheduling. Eventually, the cooperation aims at providing an interactive software module which allows to generate and manipulate staff assignments automatically, according to the individual needs and objectives of the scheduler:


BASF BASF (Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik AG) is the world's leading chemical company and was founded in 1865. Its range of chemicals starts with basic petrochemicals and inorganics for captive use, and extends to intermediates and specialties for the external market. Within the cooperation with BASF AG our group worked on several scheduling problems occuring in the production process of chemicals:

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG)

BVG BVG is the main operator for local transport in Berlin, including underground, bus, tramway, and ferries. Our group has consulted the undergound division for the design of their 2005 timetable:

Daimler Chrysler AG

Daimler Chrysler AG DaimlerChrysler is one of the global players in the automotive industry. Within the cooperation with DaimlerChrysler AG our group has developed routing models for car navigation:

Deutsche Bahn AG

Die Bahn Deutsche Bahn AG is a leading international transport and logistics services provider. Our group has developed a software that computes optimized periodic timetables for strategic studies:

Deutsche Telekom AG

Deutsche Telekom Deutsche Telekom is Europe's largest provider of telecommunication infrastructure. Our group has developed a fast software for the minimum-cost disjoint embeddings of so-called Virtual Private Networks into large physical networks:

Hamburger Hafen- und Lagerhaus AG (HHLA)

HHLA The HHLA is the largest single organisation in the maritime traffic industry in Germany. Based on the size of the container terminals, the volume of handling and the number of workplaces, HHLA is the market leader in the Port of Hamburg. Our group develops routing algorithms for Automated Guided Vehicles used at Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA):

PSI Business Technology for Industries GmbH

PSI-BT GmbH PSI develops and integrates software solutions for challenging tasks in network, production and information management. The business units metals and process operate under the PSI Business Technology for Industries GmbH and belong to the PSI production management department.

ptv AG

PTV PTV is a major player in the fields of developing planning software for traffic planning and traffic consultancy. Our group has developed software for basic periodic timetable optimization that has been integrated in VISUM 8.0. In addition, the group is currently developing an optimization tool for signalized, fixed-time controlled inner-city traffic networks. This tool is as well intended to be integrated into the ptv-vision software:

Sachsenmilch AG

Sachsenmilch The Sachsenmilch dairy in Leppersdorf is one of the most modern milk processing sites with a capacity of 1.4 bln kilograms of milk per annum. Milk is processed in five production areas to produce basic and fresh products, cheese and powder. Sachsenmilch has around 1,200 employees at its Leppersdorf location.

Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH

Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH Salzgitter Flachstahl is the largest steel subsidiary in the Salzgitter Group. In 2007, almost 4.800 employees produced about 4.6 million tons of steel including 3.1 million tons for the location Salzgitter and generated a turnover of Euro 2.4 billion.

T.A. Cook

TACook T.A. Cook is a management consulting firm focusing on Asset Performance Management. The core competence is the sustainable implementation of asset, operations and service-oriented excellence. T.A. Cook's clients are typically businesses, their suppliers and contractors working with significant industrial assets across multiple sectors. The company has particular expertise in the petrochemicals, plastics, pharmaceutical, transport, mining and food sectors as well as excellent knowledge of the regulated environments occupied by gas, water and electricity utilities.

voestalpine AG

voestalpine AG voestalpine is a leading European processing group with its own steelmaking facilities and headquarters in Austria. The four divisions Steel, Railway Systems, Automotive and Profilform, all occupy top positions in their respective markets.

Wasser- und Schifffahrtsämter Kiel-Holtenau und Brunsbüttel

WSV The Waterways and Shipping Administrations of Kiel-Holtenau and Brunsbüttel are responsible for the safety and facility of the ship traffic on the Kiel Canal as well as the operation and maintenance of the waterway together with its branches and buildings.