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Plaut Climbs Up International Consulting Charts
Research evaluates Plaut as fastest growing Central-European
consulting group in the United States
Munich-Salzburg (ots) - In their current survey of the 50 largest management consulting companies worldwide ("CN 50"), Kennedy Information Research Group (KIRG), the leading independent American business information provider has included Plaut as the sole Central-European competitor in their list of the 11 fastest-growing consulting firms in the management consulting sector in the U.S. Plaut shares ninth place with the Boston Consulting Group and Buck Consultants, in terms of revenue increase in fiscal 2000. Plaut has also improved on its 49th position in the "CN 50" listing itself, the KIRG-charts ranking the 50 globally operating consulting companies posting the strongest sales revenues, and climbed to 47th. Next to Plaut AG, which has more than 2,000 employees and is represented in 18 countries with 34 subsidiaries, there are only two further German-speaking consulting firms in the "CN 50" charts. Erich Lebeiner, CEO of Plaut AG, sees the positive KIRG assessment as "confirmation of our growth strategy initiated in the past. Our policy of expansion and diversification has enabled us today to overcome the critical mass, also in terms of expert knowledge, in order to be able to offer key accounts in the international arena a high degree of professionalism - regardless of where in the world it is required". He adds, "KIRG's positive evaluation supports our sustained focus on the profitability of the company by utilising our infrastructure for the new, faster-growing business practices, such as Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management, or Outsourcing". Plaut regards itself as a Full Solution Provider with a portfolio of services from strategy consulting and integration of business solutions in FrontOffice and BackOffice to IT- and Hosting services that helps to make it one the leading management consulting firms. The complete list of "C50" and of "Fastest Growing" firms can be ordered from Plaut via e-mail (email@example.com). About Plaut AG Plaut AG is an independent, internationally operating management consulting group with a global presence of 34 subsidiaries in 18 countries. As a full solution provider offering a suite of services from strategy consulting to IT-outsourcing, and with sales revenues amounting to EUR 291 million (in 2000), it is one of the leading management consulting companies worldwide. Since November 9, 1999, Plaut AG is listed on the "Neuer Market" of the Frankfurt stock exchange (PUTG.F; Securities Code Number 918.703). ots Originaltext: Plaut AG Internet: www.newsaktuell.ch Please find further information about the Plaut group under www.plaut.de Contact: Plaut Consulting Group Sven Kielgas Max-von-Eyth-Str. 3 D-85737 Ismaning Phone +49 (0)89 96280-204 Fax +49 (0)89 96280-111 E-mail: Sven.Kielgas@plaut.de Kirchhoff Consult AG Frank Schwarz Savignystrasse 18 D-60325 Frankfurt Phone +49 (0)69 7474 86 0 Fax +49 (0)69 7474 86 20 E-mail: Frank.Schwarz@kirchhoff.de