Heat pumps

Key technology for heat transition?

More than half of the residential buildings built in 2021 in Germany are supplied by heat pumps. In the industry, heat pumps are also gaining importance. [...]


Donation to the "Initative Bauen Wohnen Arbeiten"

Social responsibility plays a major role at Dr. Schönheit + Partner. We are impressed by the extraordinary commitment of the "Initative Bauen Wohnen Arbeiten e.V." (Initiative Build Live Work) and are pleased to support this project. With the donation of a fully automatic coffee machine, we are laying the foundation for a cooperative partnership. [...]

AWK 2023 in Aachen

Empower Green Production

From May 11 - 12, the renowned Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium (AWK) took place, where industry and science exchange information on the latest developments in production technology every year. This year's event stimulated the exchange on resilient and sustainable production of the future under the guiding theme "Empower Green Production". At the booth of Dr. Schönheit + Partner, participants learned how they can implement their "Green Factory" with professional support. [...]


Green Factories with S + P Master Planning

LogiMAT, the leading international trade fair for intralogistics solutions and process management, took place in Stuttgart from April 25 - 27, 2023. Dr. Schönheit + Partner presented its solutions to current challenges in the logistics industry and introduced its concept around the Green Factory. [...]


Innovation – Sustainability – Resilience

From 7 - 8 March the 30th Münchner Management Colloquium took place in Munich. Dr. Schönheit + Partner was on the spot to put current developments in Operational Excellence to the test and to combine implementable approaches with our own innovative ideas: High Purpose Business Processes for the factories of tomorrow. [...]

S + P looks into to the future

Enrico Schönheit joins as Director Business Development

Dr Schönheit + Partner is looking into the future as a family-run business and is pleased to welcome Enrico Schönheit as Director Business Development. In his role, Enrico will focus on developing operational excellence projects for new markets. [...]

VDI Tec.Meet.Ing. 2023

S + P at the Annual Reception of the Cologne Regional Association

This year's Tec.Meet.Ing. of the Cologne section of the German Engineers Association VDI took place on 19 January at the DHL Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Germany, and once again offered a special platform for exchange and inspiration. In addition to the presentation of the VDI sponsorship awards, the stands of partner and sponsoring companies, including Dr. Schönheit + Partner, offered a great opportunity for networking. [...]


Year of the rabbit 2023

We wish our customers, partners, friends and their families a happy festive season, all the best and health for the year rabbit. [...]

Fusion Cologne industrial and logistics area

HGK presents the master plan developed with S + P

Urban production, integrated logistics services, research and development – a unique, sustainable and state-of-the-art combined industrial and logistics site with up to 2,000 new jobs will be built on an area of up to 550,000 m² in the north of Cologne, Germany, over the next few years. HGK has now presented the development concept drawn up with Dr. Schönheit + Partner to the public. [...]


Thank you for the many interesting conversations

Once again, Dr. Schönheit + Partner participated in the company contact fair. We are very pleased about the many exciting questions and inspiring contacts we received from students and graduates. [...]


Future factory successfully completed

After only 2 years of total construction time, the overall acceptance and handover of the Future Factory to PROBAT took place at their Emmerich site, Germany, at the end of August. During this time, a new building as well as the conversion of the existing area for production and logistics were realized, based on a future-oriented factory concept, which Dr. Schönheit + Partner’s in-house specialists developed and subsequently implemented for the world's leading manufacturer of coffee roasting machines and systems. [...]

25 Years Dr. Schönheit + Partner

Factories by people for people

Numerous satisfied customers worldwide are enthusiastic about our customized strategy consulting as well as the innovative and holistic planning of their future factory. What sets us apart: 25 years of experience and our unique team, which shapes the sustainable future of our customers with a huge know-how, creativity and innovative power. [...]


11 recommendations for decision-makers, investors and builders

The topics of energy, sustainability, employee retention and working time models is on our mind more than ever. In the context of new production and logistics locations, defining the right strategy for the future is essential for long-term corporate success. With our recommendations, we, as an experienced partner for the holistic design of organizations, factories and systems, provide answers to the changes in framework conditions.[...]


Sustainable future factories and logistics centers with S + P

LogiMAT, the leading international trade fair for intralogistics solutions and process management, took place in Stuttgart from May 31 - June 2, 2022. Dr. Schönheit + Partner presented its unique, holistic overall package "S + P Integrated" – from industrial architecture to lean management – for the successful planning, optimization and realization of sustainable and future-proof factories.[...]

Urban production für Cologne becomes reality

S + P supports the HGK Group in development

Urban production, integrated logistics services, research and development – in the north of Cologne, Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln AG is pushing ahead with its plans for a highly modern combined industrial and logistics site. Dr. Schönheit + Partner is supporting the development and, together with HGK, has drawn up a master plan that focuses on the issue of sustainability and the goals of Cologne's 2030+ urban strategy.[...]

Adelholzener Alpenquellen

Factory planning 2040 for the Chiemgau site in Germany

With the goal of increasing the number of bottlings by up to 60 % in 2040, Dr. Schönheit + Partner, together with the team from Adelholzener Alpenquellen, designed a future-proof, holistic factory concept for the approx. 225,000 m² site in Bad Adelholzen, Germany. A visionary redesign, from production through warehouse and logistics to administration and parking.[...]

System implementations as opportunity makers

Implementing the right systems the right way

Introducing new IT systems is a complex challenge for companies. We accompany you from system and vendor selection through a learning workshop to full implementation. So that your system becomes a holistic success story as well.[...]

Interdisciplinary Factory Planning at RWTH Aachen University

S + P supported with BIM lecture and in the expert jury

How do you create a holistic factory concept in an interdisciplinary planning team? Students of architecture, mechanical engineering and civil engineering learned this in the course "Interdisciplinary Factory Planning" in the winter semester 2021/22 at RWTH Aachen University. For the first time this year, the factory planning task was to be worked on using the BIM method.[...]

Successfully maximize plant availability

The implementation of TPM makes it possible

Eliminating failures in their plant technology and reducing planned downtime to a necessary minimum is essential for manufacturing companies to ensure robust production processes. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) provides a proven concept to avoid breakdowns, as well as efficient processes for prevention and sustainable, permanent breakdown elimination.[...]

Global Operations Clonsulting Services

Operational Excellence at the highest level

Key to ensure not getting lost within this complex environment is to act structured and goal-oriented to be able to develop sustainable solutions. With 25 years of experience, Dr. Schönheit + Partner supports companies of all sizes from a wide range of industries in the planning and optimization of their factories and industrial buildings worldwide.[...]

Graphic Recording with S + P

Consulting and planning creatively brought to the point

Graphic Recording adds a visual layer to meetings and events. Dr. Schönheit + Partner successfully uses this method in workshops with clients to make complex topics easier to understand for all participants. The graphic documentation of the discussion sparks creativity and promotes mutual understanding among the participants.[...]

Assembly concept of the future

Customer in Latin America experiences impressive results

Working with our established remote approach, Dr. Schönheit + Partner developed a state-of-the-art assembly concept to meet the rapid market development for a medical devices manufacturer in Latin America. Reduction of cycle times, improved operator efficiency, and increased output while reducing floorspace needs – convincing results to shape our customer’s future.[...]

SPRINT Intensive Workshops

Rapid optimization of process concepts

Whether critical processes with a need for rapid improvement or time-critical projects – with our intensive workshops we put your selected process to the test within a very short time. With our solution ideas and an implementation roadmap, you can start lifting the identified potentials after just 4 weeks.[...]

Progress through digital evolution

Targeted development of existing systems

The successful digital transformation of an organization does not necessarily require new systems. Often, the existing IT infrastructure offers opportunities for cost-effective further development. Dr. Schönheit + Partner supports you in identifying the basic systems and their targeted adaptation and develops solutions tailored to your company.[...]

Masterplan for ideal space utilization

Maximum growth potential through vertical space utilization

A global acting manufacturer of electronic components assigned Dr. Schönheit + Partner to develop the master plan of a new factory on the south coast of England. The challenge was to ensure maximum growth potential considering the limited space available. The solution: a two-level factory building.[...]


RFH Cologne students celebrate successful graduation

The Lead to Lean® Coach training enables a practical orientation already during studies. On December 6, all participating students successfully completed the training, which was offered for the first time in the winter semester 2021/2022. We congratulate warmly and wish them much fun and success in implementing the knowledge they have acquired.[...]

bordbar MANUFAKTUR in Cologne

Start of construction for building with high energy efficiency

With the construction of the new factory building, bordbar design GmbH is not only expanding its production and logistics capacities. Concurrently, bordbar is implementing high energy efficiency standards to reduce its carbon footprint. Dr. Schönheit + Partner supports in the planning and realization of this unique project.[...]

Dynamic simulation in a master plan

Successful implementation at a customer’s site in Latin America

A worldwide medical devices manufacturer based in the U.S. listed the services of Dr. Schönheit + Partner to provide an answer to the ambitious growth expectations for its production site in Latin America. For this, Dr. Schönheit + Partner developed and implemented a people- and value stream-driven master plan.[...]

Digitalization is a matter for the boss

With strategy into the digital future

Responding faster to customer needs, creating more resilient processes, making complexity manageable - digitalization opens up a wide range of new opportunities for companies. Together with you, we develop a strategy that is supported by the management and involves all levels of the company.[...]


Thank you for the many positive talks

For the sixth time Dr. Schönheit + Partner participated in the career fair. We are very pleased about the many exciting contacts we were able to make with students and graduates.[...]

SPEIRA Research and Development Center

Requirements planning for "agile R&D center of the future" completed

SPEIRA GmbH is planning a consolidated, agile and future-oriented research and development center in Bonn. With the support of Dr. Schönheit + Partner, not only a pure "space planning" was created for this future project. In accordance with our holistic approach, the focus was also on organization, modern working methods, processes and potentials.[...]

Dynamic simulation for the future factory

Ensure availability and efficiency – learn to see with the digital twin

With the dynamic simulation of Dr. Schönheit + Partner storage requirements can be better estimated and fluctuations in inventory across different product groups can be considered. It also balances production and brings it into flow. This raises enormous savings and optimization potentials in the dimensioning of storage and production.[...]



In April 2020, the planning of the new building for the final assembly with connected production-related administration and packaging for PROBAT, the world's leading manufacturer of coffee roasting machines, started in Emmerich, Germany. Now the official acceptance of the first construction phase took place.[...]


bordbar wins coveted design award

For its latest trolley _voyager, the furniture and design company bordbar received the renowned Red Dot Award. We congratulate warmly and look forward to the joint realization of the new factory in Cologne-Lövenich, Germany.[...]


Tobias Kuhnert appointed Managing Director Consulting

On April 1, 2021, Dr. Schönheit + Partner will not only celebrate its 24th anniversary. We are continuously working on responding to the needs of our customers in the best possible way. From now on, S + P will therefore operate with an even more agile organization and even flatter internal structures. In the course of this, Tobias Kuhnert is appointed as Managing Director of Dr. Schönheit + P Consulting GmbH.[...]


The next Bronze and Silver courses start in April

Shaping the future in production and logistics and driving sustainable change - that's what our Lead to Lean® Coach courses prepare you for. The next basic qualification (Bronze) and the extended qualification (Silver) will start in April.[...]


Silver course successfully completed

On February 2, the final seminar of the open Lead to Lean®  Coach Silver course took place. We congratulate all participants on their successful completion and wish them much fun and success in implementing their acquired knowledge.[...]


The modern maintenance concept

Ensuring maximum plant availability with minimum maintenance effort – which manufacturing company does't dream about this? With a TPM system from S + P the dream becomes reality.[...]

S + P and the MedTech industry

A wealth of experience for future-oriented projects

After 25 years on the market and with more than 60 factories and 700 projects in around 20 countries, we know exactly how thoughts become real opportunities. For our numerous customers in the medical technology industry we have carried out extensive and forward-looking projects.[...]


Digitalization in production companies and hospitals

Increasing efficiency and simplifying processes – that is the goal of digitalization initiatives in companies. But often the exact opposite is the case and complexity is even increased. S + P helps prevent this from happening and makes the most of the immense opportunities offered by digitalization.[...]


Cologne-based companies rely on the expertise of S + P

In recent years, S + P has been working on behalf of various companies throughout Germany on how to maintain production in the city. In the Rhineland, next to the companies Leybold und Romaco Kilian, the Deutsche Infineum and Steinert rely on Cologne as their production location.[...]


Production systematics in theory and practice

In the lecture "Methods for the Optimization of Production Systems" offered in each winter semester at the RFH University of Applied Science, Cologne students learn how they can design and optimize future-oriented production systems.[...]


First open bronze course successfully completed online

The final seminar of the first open course for Lead to Lean® Coach took place on September 17. We congratulate all participants on their successful completion and wish them much fun and success in implementing their acquired knowledge.[...]


Strengthen competitiveness through creativity

Dr. Schönheit + Partner offers companies tailor-made creativity workshops, with which creativity is not only released with pleasure, but can also be used in the right place to create value.[...]

Completion of the Hegwein Future Factory

S + P planned and implemented integrated factory concept

Within 15 months, the new factory building of the Hegwein GmbH was built at the new location in Korntal-Münchingen near Stuttgart, which houses  logistics and administration areas in addition to a value-stream-oriented production.[...]

Modern office structures

Clever use with the S + P hygiene concept

Even in modern office structures, it is possible to work and hold meetings while observing distance rules and hygiene measures. Dr. Schönheit + Partner has developed a hygiene concept for this purpose, which can be easily implemented.[...]


First open course has started

The first open training course for Lead to Lean® Coach began on June 18. Our blended learning approach enables a fast learning success with reduced financial expenditure.[...]

S + P is there for you!

The S + P remote projekt check-up

Put your construction project to the test with S + P. We analyze your planning contracts, your business needs planning, the architectural quality, the energy design, and show you potential for optimization and possible solutions.[...]


BARTEC appreciates the early involvement of everyone

Dr. Schönheit + Partner developed for BARTEC an integrated production system, the BARTEC EXCELLENCE SYSTEM (BES), and introduced it simultaneously on six sites worldwide.[...]


Sign up now!

The next training to become a Lead to Lean® Coach starts in June. [...]

S + P is there for you!

Become a Lead to Lean® Coach with S + P Blended Learning

Qualification is a key success factor for successful change. Our Blended Learning approach combines practical training with the efficiency of digital learning - for quick learning success and at the same time reduced financial expenditure. For the first time, we are offering our Lead to Lean® Coach training as an open course. [...]

Corona Exit Strategy

Recipe for success for production to recover from the crisis

The thought model of the opportunity makers from Cologne:
What will be different for production companies?
How do we reap benefits first or at least end up as a winner in the new way of things? [...]

S + P is there for you!

Future Hospital – more up-to-date than ever

The corona crisis has increased the already existing burden on medical staff in hospitals and brought to light the weaknesses of hospital operations. Simple, creative and flexible processes show a way out of the misery. We support your way to the hospital of the future with our know-how from medicine and technology. [...]

S + P is there for you!

Lead to Lean® Assessment via videoconference

Put your production to the test with S + P. We compare your work and management system with more than 200 production plants worldwide and show you the possible optimization potential. [...]

S + P is there for you!

Challenging times require flexible solutions

Security precautions in the fight against the corona virus make us work more from home. Dr. Schönheit + Partner is well networked and offers many services online. [...]


Organizer cancels trade fair

Not only for S + P the health of customers and employees has top priority. The trade fair has now also been officially cancelled.  [...]



S + P is there again

LogiMAT, the leading international trade fair for intralogistics solutions and process management, will take place in Stuttgart from 10 - 12 March 2020. [...]



Fifth time for S + P

For the fifth time Dr. Schönheit + Partner took part in the career networking fair. Again many interesting contacts to students and graduates could be made. [...]

Future Hospital - The change is feasible!

Talking with experts

Digitization, architecture, management culture and processes in the hospital of the future - in discussion with experts from research, production systems and clinical operations. [...]


Expert forum celebrates 10th birthday

10 years ago, Dr. Schönheit + Partner founded the expert forum "Innovation Transfer Operations System" (ITOS). The 20th meeting took place on 17 and 18 September 2019, this time on the subject of digital transformation in the industry. [...]

New production and logistics center for INRO ETMS

Submission of the building application

At the end of June 2019, the building application for the future-oriented project was signed in Stockstadt am Main, Germany.  [...]

New assembly and central warehouse concept for H&H Gerätebau

Use productivity potentials effectively

H&H Gerätebau expands its production, storage and administration areas. Dr. Schönheit + Partner supports the company with the creation and implementation of a new, optimized production layout and an integrated central warehouse structure.  [...]

First stone laying for Hegwein’s factory of the future

Construction of new production hall, logistics and administration

On 6 March 2019 the first stone laying for Hegwein’s factory of the future took place in Korntal-Münchingen near Stuttgart, Germany.  [...]

Bonding fair in Aachen

A great success

It is the fourth time that Dr. Schönheit + Partner participated in the career networking fair. Again, many interesting contacts with high potentials were made. [...]

B. Braun has opened new production facilities in Malaysia

S + P's support : Masterplan, production and logistics planning

Dr. Schönheit + Partner congratulates B. Braun on the opening of five new production facilities in Penang (Malaysia) in April 2018. B. Braun is one of the world’s leading producers of health solutions. The new state of the art manufacturing facilities on the campus Penang produce medical technologies and pharmaceutical products for regional and international markets.[...]

Grünbeck Wasseraufbereitung GmbH

Operations System enables productivity leaps

Dr. Schönheit + Partner has developed and implemented an operations system for the softliQ-assembly for Grünbeck Wasseraufbereitung GmbH in 2017. Production’s KPIs speak for themselves: Productivity was increased due to the new operations system. [...]

Energy-Efficient Construction with Integrated Approach

Opportunities for Energy Efficiency and Conservation of Resources

On 22nd of May 2017, Jan O. Weisel – management member of Dr. Schönheit + Partner Engineering – lectured on the topic “Integrated: No end in itself but additional value for the customer” during a meeting of project leaders. The event was part of the research initiative ENERGIEWENDEBAUEN of the Federal Ministry for Economy and Energy and took place at the University of Lüneburg.[...]

The Award of contract is followed by the Groundbreaking

“Marketplace for People” as Special Highlight

The construction works for the new logistics centre of BRAND — producer of laboratory devices — in Wertheim were awarded last March. Only a month later the project managers, among them the team of Dr. Schönheit + Partner joined the official groundbreaking armed with helmet and spade. From December 2017 onwards the new logistics centre, which is 60 metres long and 20 metres high, will accommodate the complete storage of raw material and finished goods, commissioning and dispatch of the world market leader.[...]

Expert Symposium SMART FACTORY – Intelligent Factories with Future

Strategies, Concepts and Solutions for the Development of a SMART FACTORY

Together with the magazine “industrieBau” Dr. Schönheit + Partner [...]

Dr. Schönheit + Partner at the Bonding Fair 2016

S + P as Exhibitor and Lecturer in Aachen

Once again S + P presented itself at the bonding company contact fair on 5th of December, 2016 [...]

Students as Guests by S + P

Open House Day

9th of December, 2016 students of RFH Cologne met in the S + P Office [...]

16th ITOS meeting


On 22nd and 23th of September, 2016 S + P brought together the members of the ITOS [...]

Topping out ceremony at BEKO TECHNOLOGIES in Neuss

New construction production and logistics

BEKO TECHNOLOGIES celebrated the topping out ceremony on June, 30th in Neuss [...]

Lean Logistics in the Service Sector

University Hospital Cologne – Management by Key Figures

Together with the management S + P developed a new logistics strategy [...]

Have you already positioned yourself concerning INDUSTRY 4.0?

S + P Model INDUSTRY 4.0 Supports You To Make Your Decision

To provide assistance to you we have developed an integrated system [...]

RWTH Aachen Campus

Campus Talk on the Occasion of the Inauguration of the Electric Mobility Lab

Further milestone with the inauguration of the Electric Mobility Lab on the 13th of January 2016 [...]

S + P Contribute to Climate Protection

New Electric Cars in the Fleet

The acquisition of the first BMW i3 fleet cars contributed to the CO2 target achievement [...]


Signing of the Building Application

In 2015 the signing of the building application took place in the premises of VACUUBRAND [...]

fibit 2015

Lecture Held by Dr. Schönheit

Dr. Schönheit opened the 2. day of the event with a lecture on “Industry 4.0 – Factory + Human Being“ [...]

Campus For Supply Chain Management

S + P SCM-Lean Simulation Game at the Campus for Supply Management

CSCM of WHU in Vallendar contrived the 12th Campus for SCM [...]


S + P Book of Architecture

Book about B. Braun system factory “Avitum Village” [...]