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News 2023-07-10

io continues expansion

io to integrate agiplan’s Industry Consulting

  • agiplan GmbH realigns business units to focus on Public Management
  • Clients and staff benefit from consolidated consulting know-how

agiplan GmbH is realigning its business units with effect from July 1, 2023. The company’s Industry Consulting unit and the respective staff will then legally merge with io-consultants GmbH & Co. KG. Ongoing projects will also transfer to the io Group, with agiplan clients continuing to be served by their usual team to ensure consistency in all customer relationships and projects.

With the acquisition of agiplan’s Industry Consulting, io is continuing its dynamic expansion of recent years. This step will extend the service range and generate new opportunities for ongoing and future projects of the leading supply chain consultant and planner. With the additional staff on board, io will have over 400 consultants and planners across all disciplines to accommodate every type of project.

agiplan GmbH’s strategic realignment will enable the company to place a consistent focus on expanding its Public Management business unit. To complement the project consulting and implementation services in the field of sustainability, new mobility and structural change, the subsidiaries delta consult GmbH and prima consult GmbH will also provide climate and energy consulting.

Attractive prospects for companies

agiplan and io have agreed on close cooperation for the future. Working hand-in-hand within a larger network will open new horizons in industrial consulting and increase the benefits for business clients and the public sector alike.

Dr. Christian Jacobi, Managing Partner of agiplan GmbH: “We are delighted about the prospects in Industry Consulting – both for our clients and our staff. In order to keep on growing in a dynamic market, we want to bundle our resources and at the same time expand our cooperation with the public sector.”

Thomas Kilimann, Managing Director of io: “Integrating agiplan Industry Consulting will bring a boost to our consulting team and enable us to offer our clients an even broader range of consultancy and services in future. We are looking forward to this next stage of expansion and extend a warm welcome to all clients and new colleagues.”



Mathias Trippo
Business Unit Manager Marketing & Public Relations
io-consultants GmbH & Co. KG
Max-Jarecki-Straße 21
69115 Heidelberg
Telephone: +49 6221 379-175
Mobile: +49 170 4775255

Dr. Christian Jacobi
Managing Partner agiplan GmbH
Kölner Str. 80-82 | Mülheim an der Ruhr
Telephone: +49 208 9925250
Mobile: +49 172 2693847


About io ×

Over 60 years of experience in lead consulting 

io offers consulting and planning services for the supply chain – across the board and from a single source. Established in 1958, io supports its clients from the first strategic idea through to the implementation of complex industrial projects for the supply and value chain.

Competence through close interlocking 

With its comprehensive expertise in production, logistics, SAP/IT, architecture and project management, io develops holistic solutions along the complete supply and value chain, offering an unparalleled blend of services.

Worldwide partners 

In addition to its headquarters in Heidelberg (Germany), io also has offices in other European locations (Germany: Berlin, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Kaiserslautern, Leonberg, Leverkusen, Munich; Poland: Łódź), the USA (Bethlehem, PA), the Middle East (Dubai) and Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore).

About agiplan ×

agiplan sustainably strengthens the efficiency and competitiveness of its customers by optimizing and future-proofing value chains, locations, business processes and technologies. The company motto "thought. done." stands for future-proof concepts developed in close dialog with its customers, for holistic planning and committed project management. agiplan has realized over 8,000 projects in more than 60 years with an interdisciplinary team of geographers, urban developers, project managers, logistics specialists and architects. The client base is international, ranging from medium-sized businesses to global corporations, from municipal administrations to government institutions.