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Booth number: Hall E1 - C17

About us

KNIGHT WENDLING GmbH is one of the leading consulting firms in the cast metals industry with special focus on the worldwide foundry industry. An extensive worldwide network and in-depth market expertise enables the company to provide comprehensive consulting services and engineering know-how.

Operational Consulting offers innovative and sustainable solutions for technical and operational issues in the complete range of foundry processes. Services include Operational Audits, Benchmarking, Efficiency Improvement and Scrap Reduction. Within the scope of the ongoing market globalization, KNIGHT WENDLING also provides for international/global casting competence analysis.  
Strategic consulting comprises Evaluation of Business Potential, Mergers & Acquisitions, Due Diligence and Joint-Venture Projects.

Together with our sister company Gemco Engineers we have a network of over 150 foundry experts worldwide, covering all foundry disciplines.

Products and services

KNIGHT WENDLING Consulting services encompass:

Study and Advice for Foundries & Castings Consumers 

  • Market Research (competitor, best- location, process, customer-base)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Due Diligence (technical / commercial)
  • Assessments and Audits incl. SWOT
  • Scrap Reduction / Efficiency Improvement Programs and Implementation
  • New Product and Advanced Technology Selection & Implementation
  • Interim and Turnaround Management
  • Engineering Services

Together with our sister company GEMCO Engineers we have a network of over 150 foundry experts worldwide, covering all foundry disciplines. Between the two companies we carry out approximately 80 projects in 20 countries for around 55 customers per year.

Consulting Services

Consulting Services

Over 40 years of experience, an intensive worldwide network and in-depth market expertise enable the company to provide a comprehensive range of consulting and engineering services. The firm is dedicated to building long term relationships with the mission to make customers successful. Clients can be found among international (including Chinese) key-players in the automotive industry, heavy machinery, railway, wind energy, and many other business sectors.
References are available on request

KPI / Benchmarking

KPI / Benchmarking

Knight Wendling employs tailor made tools for their specialized services and to survey specific customer requirements, issues or concerns. The firm is proud to have, on many occasions already, cooperated either directly with foundries or with International Finance Corporations or Governmental Institutes or Bodies on comprehensive benchmarking studies.


Arnheimer Str. 118
40489 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 211 77006-0
Fax: +49 211 77006-77

Dr. Klaus Schmitz-Cohnen
Managing Director

Room 11C-16, Gang Tai Plaza, No.700 Yanan East Road, Huangpu District,
200001 Shanghai
P. R. China

Phone: +86 159 42335146

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