Technologies for
Sustainable
Supply Chains

Driving
Supply Chain
Innovation

About

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 28 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.

1994

Established

1,200

Professionals

>500

Blue Chip Clients

€75m

Invested Capital

15

Offices Worldwide

From Seed
to Scale

Companies

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
andreas(noagerl)baader(wolpertinger)genpact(noagerl)com

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
alfons(noagerl)krauthausen(wolpertinger)b2x(noagerl)com

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
lutz(noagerl)arnold(wolpertinger)teqport(noagerl)com

Teqcycle is a leading provider of trade-in solutions for pre-owned mobile devices established in 2013 with regional head offices in Munich, Germany and Paris, France. Teqcycle 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 xx tons of carbon emissions. Teqcycle partners with the largest European telecommunication carriers and worldmarket-leading smartphone brands.

Contact: Sebastian Neubeck, Chairman Teqport, CEO Teqcycle
Sebastian(noagerl)Neubeck(wolpertinger)teqcycle(noagerl)com

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
william(noagerl)barkawi(wolpertinger)clearops(noagerl)com

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
mike(wolpertinger)ketteq(noagerl)com

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
clemens(noagerl)weber(wolpertinger)star-trac(noagerl)de

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
hans(noagerl)maier-dech(wolpertinger)trusted-carrier(noagerl)com

Sharing
Values &
Spirit

Team

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.

Alfons Krauthausen

Alfons Krauthausen

Carena Barkawi

Carena Barkawi

Clemens-Till Weber

Clemens-Till Weber

Hans Maier-Dech

Hans Maier-Dech

Heidrun Wahl-Vogler

Heidrun Wahl-Vogler

Karim Barkawi

Karim Barkawi

Lutz Arnold

Lutz Arnold

Mike Landry

Mike Landry

Robert Kunze

Robert Kunze

Sebastian Neubeck

Sebastian Neubeck

William Barkawi

William Barkawi

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Alfons Krauthausen

Alfons Krauthausen

CEO - B2X

Alfons became CEO of B2X in 2019. His global role includes the responsibility for all legal entities in Europe, Asia, North- and South America. Alfons leads the transformation of B2X from a traditional BPO company in the mobile industry to a platform technology provider (PaaS) for integrated post sales services across industries. Prior to joining B2X, Alfons held executive positions at multi-national service-, repair- and logistics companies such as CTDI, Regenersis and ComputaCenter.

Carena Barkawi

Carena Barkawi

CEO - Barkawi Holding

Carena was Managing Partner at Barkawi Management Consultants until the company was sold to Genpact (NYSE:G) in 2018. As a board member she is actively engaged in selected Barkawi Group companies (Teqcycle, ClearOps, star/trac). She oversees Group Technology and HR. Prior to heading Barkawi Holding, she was Senior Consultant at Roland Berger and founded and ran a recruiting professional services firm. Carena holds a degree in economics from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich.

Clemens-Till Weber

Clemens-Till Weber

Managing Director - star/trac

Clemens is in charge of Operations and Product Management. He co-founded star/trac together with Barkawi Holding in 1998. Previously, he was consultant at Barkawi Management Consultants. Prior to joining Barkawi Group and establishing star/trac he worked in the automotive industry in Italy. Clemens studied at Technical University of Munich and Tulane University of New Orleans and is a graduated engineer in mechanics and process technology from University of Paderborn.

Hans Maier-Dech

Hans Maier-Dech

Managing Director - star/trac

Hans is in charge of Sales, Marketing and Finance. He co-founded star/trac together with Barkawi Holding in 1998. Previously, he was consultant at Roland Berger and Barkawi Management Consultants. Prior to establishing star/trac he was Managing Director of MTS, a packaging logistics company of Schoeller Group. Hans holds a degree in economics from the University of Reutlingen and business administration from Middlesex University in London.

Heidrun Wahl-Vogler

Heidrun Wahl-Vogler

Executive Assistant - Barkawi Holding

Heidrun supports the Group investment team and selected portfolio companies in administrative and HR matters. Before joining Barkawi in 2012 she was key account supervisor in an international advertising company and ran her own business. Heidrun holds a degree in economics from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.

Karim Barkawi

Karim Barkawi

Chairman - Barkawi Group

Karim founded Barkawi Management Consultants in 1994 and sold the consulting entity of Barkawi to Genpact (NYSE:G) in 2018. He oversees Group Strategy and Finance. As a board member he is actively engaged in selected Barkawi Group companies (B2X, KetteQ, ClearOps). Karim grew up in Germany, Egypt and the United States. He holds a degree in aerospace engineering from the Technical University in Munich.

Lutz Arnold

Lutz Arnold

Managing Director - Teqport

Lutz joined Barkawi Group in 2001 as a supply chain management professional at Barkawi Management Consultants. He was part of the Teqport team when the company was launched in 2007 and held senior positions as COO and CFO until he was appointed Managing Director in 2021. Lutz holds a degree in industrial engineering and management from the Technical University of Berlin.

Mike Landry

Mike Landry

CEO - KetteQ

Mike was SVP and Global Leader for the Genpact Supply Chain Service Line until June 2022. Previously, Mike was President of Barkawi North America until Barkawi Management Consultants was acquired by Genpact in 2018. He is also the founder of Servigistics, a best-in-class supply chain software acquired by PTC Inc. in 2010. Mike has a degree in computer science from Georgia Tech and a master’s in business and economics from Georgia State University.

Robert Kunze

Robert Kunze

Managing Director - Barkawi Technologies

Robert is in charge of Global Ventures and Investment Management. As a board member he is actively engaged in selected Barkawi Group companies (B2X, KetteQ, ClearOps). Prior to joining Barkawi in 2011, he established and ran a start-up in China. Robert holds an MBA degree from the Technical University in Munich.

Sebastian Neubeck

Sebastian Neubeck

Managing Director - Teqport, CEO - Teqcycle

Sebastian co-founded Teqport together with Barkawi Holding in 2007. Prior to leading the expansion of Teqport and its subsidiaries he was Senior Manager in the telecommunications practice of Barkawi Management Consultants. Sebastian holds a degree in economics and business administration from the University of Düsseldorf.

William Barkawi

William Barkawi

CEO - ClearOps

Before William took over the role at ClearOps in 2020, he was Product Manager and Head of Business Analytics at Teqcycle. Prior to joining Barkawi Group he established and ran a web and platform development firm. William holds a degree in Economics and Engineering from the Technical University of Munich.

Seeking
Entrepreneurs

Jobs

Barkawi professionals are highly talented and smart team players with a strong desire to take ownership. We are full-hearted entrepreneurs with a lot of passion inside and outside of work. We look for colleagues that are committed to building businesses in an open, global and multicultural environment. We seek professionals that can thrive with large opportunities, unforeseen challenges and hypergrowth.

If you are interested in joining our global team in building companies from zero to hero and establishing sustainable supply chain solutions for the world – please get in touch!

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