Barkawi is an incubator and company builder. Our mission is to provide cutting-edge technology and superior services to increase the quality, efficiency and sustainability of global supply chains. Our vision is to establish deeply connected and transparent supply chain networks to maximize the circular economy of materials and products.
Barkawi Group was established in 1994 in Munich, Germany. What started as a specialized SCM consultancy 30 years ago turned into a group of innovative operating and technology companies. Our consulting entity, Barkawi Management Consultants, was acquired by Genpact (NYSE:G) in 2018 with 250 consultants and 25 years of consecutive growth. Turning ideas into ventures and building companies from scratch has been our mandate for almost three decades and continues to be our passion.
Barkawi has designed and implemented supply chain solutions for more than 500 clients in over 100 countries. We serve large multinational companies across industries and geographies. Our 1,200 supply chain professionals are nationals of 50 countries based in 15 offices in Europe, Asia, North America and South America.
In addition to funding our own start-ups and providing equity and debt in various growth and maturity stages, we support young supply chain entrepreneurs in establishing and building companies. With a focus on supply chain innovation, sustainability and growth financing, we help ambitious teams with supply chain expertise and access to an extended global supply chain ecosystem.
Blue Chip Clients
Barkawi has been engaged in the global supply chain industry for almost three decades, constantly identifying specific needs for innovative supply chain services and technologies.
Barkawi companies have emerged inhouse from either demand research, client requests, customer requirements or transformational projects.
Seed and early stage investments are typically borne by Barkawi with further growth funding provided by Barkawi and numerous renowned venture capital investors.
Our company portfolio is comprised of solution providers for supply chain planning, sourcing, distribution and aftersales.
Operating customer care networks for global consumer electronics brands, managing inventory for manufacturers of agricultural and construction machinery, tracking & tracing of chemical supplies, inventory planning for the food industry, refurbishment and re-use of telecom infrastructure and mobile devices are just some examples of our service portfolio.
Barkawi Management Consultants has been a leading supply chain consultancy with 250 consultants and regional head offices in Atlanta (US) and Munich (Germany). BMC supported international clients in setting up and optimizing global supply chains. Digital transformation projects included the selection and implementation of best-of-breed supply chain technology. The firm was founded in 1994 and sold to Genpact in 2018 where it has been fully merged with Genpact’s supply chain business unit. Genpact is a global professional services firm with $ 4 bn in revenues and 100.000 employees listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:G).
Contact: Dr. Andreas Baader, SVP Genpact Business Line Supply Chain Management
B2X Care Solutions is a Munich-based tech-enabled provider of aftersales and customer care services established in 2007. B2X manages a global network of 500 service partners to provide in-warranty and out-of-warranty services for large consumer electronics brands such as Samsung, Xiaomi and Apple. Services include value-added logistics, repair, field service, call management and web-support. The technology core is B2X ONE, a platform connecting demand and supply of customer care services for mobile and consumer electronics, computing and office devices, POS, payment and kiosk systems and e-scooters. Over the past 15 years, B2X has established a worldwide service coverage in 140 countries.
Contact: Alfons Krauthausen, CEO B2X Care Solutions
Teqport Services is a specialized industrial asset recovery company established in 2007 with headquarters in Solingen, Germany. Teqport recovers secondary materials from telecommunication infrastructure networks. These materials include copper from cables which are replaced by fibre and various hardware components used for landline and mobile transmission. Recovered materials are either recycled or refurbished and routed to secondary usage. Teqport acts as general contractor in charge of decommissioning, disassembly, recovery, logistics, data deletion, safety and environmental protection. In the past 15 years, Teqport has processed 160.000 tons of valuable raw materials such as gold, silver, palladium and copper and has been a strong promoter and contributor of the circular economy.
Contact: Lutz Arnold, Managing Director Teqport
Teqcycle is a leading provider of trade-in solutions for pre-owned mobile devices established in 2013 with regional head offices in Munich, Germany. In 2023, Teqcycle was acquired by Foxway, a leading provider of circular tech services with revenues of € 700M and headquarters in Sweden. Teqcycle, now Foxway Germany, manages the entire value chain, from purchasing used devices, grading, screening, testing and data deletion through to refurbishment, repair, logistics and resale. Teqcycle has already extended the life time of more than 1 million mobile devices thereby avoiding carbon emissions. Teqcycle partners with the largest European telecommunication carriers and worldmarket-leading smartphone brands.
Contact: Christopher Wuetz, Managing Director Western Europe @ Foxway Recommerce
ClearOps is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company established in 2016 with offices in Munich, Lisbon and Atlanta and live applications in 30+ countries across the globe. ClearOps connects supply chain management systems of manufacturers with their distribution network, i.e. subsidiaries, third party dealers, importers etc. The solution is a powerful enabler of improved aftersales performance, e.g. better parts availability and reduced inventory levels. Over the past years, ClearOps has connected more than 2,000 dealers, integrating 50+ common dealer management systems and managing 5m+ SKUs worth > €1bn. Industries served include construction and agricultural machinery, material handling and power tools.
Contact: William Barkawi, CEO ClearOps
ketteQ is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company established in 2020 headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The company provides a digital supply chain planning & automation platform built on Salesforce and AWS for maximum visibility, configurability, scalability, and security. ketteQ offers supply chain organizations extended capabilities through a suite of microservices offering incremental improvements to fill in the gaps of legacy systems, or upgrade to a fully integrated and automated sales and operations planning platform built on Salesforce and AWS.
Contact: Mike Landry, CEO ketteQ
star/trac is a technology provider of hardware and software for intelligent transport management and efficient supply chain control on chemical, logistics and industrial sites. The company has been established in 1998 in Munich, Germany and runs technology hubs in Debrecen, Hungary. Solutions include industrial yard management, slot-booking and management, contactless factory access, in-plant transport control and optimization of on-site logistics. Star-trac’s client base include world leading chemical companies with Europe’s largest industrial sites.
Contact: Clemens-Till Weber, Managing Director star/trac
Trusted Carrier is a cloud-based provider of transport data which has been co-founded in 2021 together with the German Transport and Logistics Association (BGL). The suite of solutions includes the digitization, validation and verification of data pertaining to freight forwarding entities, transport vehicles and truck drivers. Shippers and forwarders benefit from accelerated transport processing, more efficient use of driver time and increased vehicle capacity utilization. The company is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany.
Contact: Hans Maier-Dech, Managing Director Trusted Carrier
The global Barkawi team is comprised of 1,200 passionate supply chain professionals located in multiple offices around the world. Barkawi has a presence in the USA (Atlanta), Brazil (Sao Paulo), Costa Rica (San Jose), France (Paris), Germany (Munich, Frankfurt, Solingen), Poland (Warsaw), Portugal (Lisbon), China (Beijing), India (Mumbai) and Vietnam (Ho-Chi-Minh-City). We are subject matter experts with deep domain knowledge and extensive work experience in all supply chain related functions.
Our expertise covers functional SC disciplines such as planning, sourcing, manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, aftersales as well as vertical know how across industries. Focus sectors include telecommunication, material handling, construction and agricultural machinery, automotive, CPG, food and beverage, and chemical industry.
The Barkawi Board is composed of Group Executives and the CEOs of all portfolio companies.
Dr. Hendrik Elsäßer
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