Mechanical and Plant Engineering

Mechanical engineering is one of the driving forces of the German economy, both in terms of sales and exports: Internationally, Germany plays in the top league. If German machine and plant manufacturers are to remain world leaders, they must identify these trends, innovations, and customer needs at an early stage, accept the resulting challenges, and act accordingly.

Customer and market orientation as a response to challenges in mechanical engineering


Increasing globalization offers great opportunities, but also poses great challenges for many machine and plant manufacturers. Competitors from Asia, Eastern Europe, and America are increasingly pushing into the market. They offer standardized, aggressively priced machines and plants of comparable quality, specifically designed for certain applications.

This competition creates not only cost pressure but also time pressure for the domestic machine manufacturers. More customer and market orientation through modularization and standardization towards flexible machines and plants are the success factors. The construction of special purpose machines with significant engineering effort and thus costs in small quantities is becoming less and less in demand.

To survive in this situation, German machine and plant manufacturers must develop strategies to meet these challenges.


ensign advisory as your sparring partner for all questions of corporate management in mechanical engineering


We support clients in tapping into already identified improvement potential in the best possible way or in discovering new potential and realizing it on their own. ensign advisory is a strong partner for management consulting throughout the entire spectrum of mechanical and plant engineering.

Thanks to our many years of experience in various management and line functions at well-known industrial companies and through successful project work, our experts are very familiar with the industry – no matter in which area our client company is active:


  • Furnaces and burners
  • Tooling machines
  • Machines for processing materials
  • Machines for paper and cardboard
  • Textile machines
  • Process technology
  • Packaging machines for beverages, dairy, food, non-food, and pharmaceutical
  • Printing machines
  • Robots
  • Rubber and plastic processing machines
  • Machines for semi-conductors
  • Woodworking machines


We are in close contact with many customers and suppliers about current industry developments and trends. This means that we are always up-to-date and optimally equipped to provide your company with interdisciplinary advice and support.

Our consulting services cover the entire value chain from product development and engineering to purchasing and production all the way to sales, commissioning, and service. ensign advisory is a specialist in mechanical engineering for process and packaging technology in the food, beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, and non-food industries. Take advantage of our comprehensive industry expertise!

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