Company history

The CGF CounselGroupFrankfurt AG was created based on the idea of offering each client custom solutions in the IT environment.

Wilhelm Treiber, former Managing Director of Roland Berger do Brasil, had a vision – holistic consultancy, which implies more than short-term solutions – and therefore, in 2000, he joined the CIO GmbH company, first as an employee, then as a co-shareholder.

2005 is the year when Mr. Treiber took over all the shares of what was then called CIO Management AG. Important structure modifications took place and also the company was renamed CGF CounselGroupFrankfurt AG. The special approach of our company should already be reflected in the name.

Customer and market requirements soon led to CGF expansion. The first international subsidiary was CGF Asia Co. Ltd, founded in 2008, in Bangkok, Thailand. Four years later, CGF Group reached the North American continent, when CGF LLC was established in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. In 2017 took place the launch of CGF S.A. de C.V., in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Back in Europe, in 2018, the Germany based company opened four more subsidiaries. Two of them are located in Bucharest and Timişoara, Romania – named CGF Romania S.R.L. –, and another one in Kharkiv, Ukraine – named CGF Ukraine LLC.

Facts and figures

1999 – Foundation of the CIO Group in Frankfurt, Germany

2005 – Takeover of the management by Wilhelm Treiber and renaming to CGF CounselGroupFrankfurt AG

2008 – Foundation of CGF Asia Co. Ltd. as a subsidiary based in Bangkok, Thailand

2012 – Foundation of CGF LLC as a subsidiary based in Greenville, South Carolina, USA

2017 – Foundation of CGF S.A. de C.V. as a subsidiary based in San Luis Potosí, Mexico

2018 – Foundation of CGF Romania S.R.L. as a subsidiary based in Bucharest and Timisoara, Romania

2018 – Foundation of CGF Ukraine LLC as a subsidiary based in Kharkiv, Ukraine

Today, the CGF Group has around 120 employees worldwide.

Locations worldwide

Germany – CGF CounselGroupFrankfurt AG

Frankfurt/M

Ziegelsdorf (Franken)

München

Romania – CGF Romania S.R.L.

Bucharest

Timisoara

Ukraine – CGF Ukraine LLC

Kharkiv

Thailand – CGF Asia Co. Ltd.

Bangkok

Mexico – CGF S.A. de C.V.

San Luis Potosi

United States of America – CGF LLC

Greenville, South Carolina

Mission and vision

Nowadays, there is an IT company at every corner and each claims that it is the best. Why should you choose working with us? Because our main goal is to answer our client’s specific needs, to create a custom experience. We use all our experience and resources when offering our technical advice, and then WE OFFER SOLUTIONS. Moreover, we don’t just deliver, but we accompany you all the way. We are determined to build long-term relationships, to simplify your work, through creating an IT strategy and supporting IT solutions. You don’t have to take our word for it, just take a look at our clients list. If you are still not convinced, contact us.

Company values

  1. Involvement. We take pride in treating our clients as we would like to be treated, and we accompany them on their way to development.
  2. Innovation. Our consultants think outside the box and, compared to traditional IT consulting, they are looking for long-term solutions. It’s more than just actual problem-solving. Extended analysis and the reveal of further creative possibilities are an important added value for our customers.
  3. Integrity. We are honest, open and genuine.
  4. Teamwork. We listen first, understand the requirements, then we develop suitable solutions for and with our customers. Working together, makes things better.
  5. Trust. We supervise our consultants less while promoting their involvement in the decision-making process. The stress is on the importance of personal responsibility of each individual.
  6. Diversity. We know it takes people with different ideas, strengths, interests and cultural backgrounds to make a company succeed.
  7. Simplicity. We strive for clarity and consistency, in an ever developing and transforming domain.
  8. Quality. We provide high value services, which ensure customer satisfaction and profitability.

Sustainability and Social responsibility

Sustainability:

”Sustainability” is a term that comes from forestry and was coined by Hans Carl von Carlowitz, in 1713. It originally described the principle of not cutting down more trees than one can regrow.

Today, for us and our consultants, it means considering the impact of climate change in our decisions at work. Therefore sustainable management along the entire value chain and thus the consideration of a resource-conserving treatment of the environment is of utmost importance for us.

We operate climate neutral. This means that Counsel Group Frankfurt and its employees emit less carbon dioxide than it generates. Furthermore, the company owns 150 ha of land, on which it runs organic agricultural activities and forestry; it also manages a pond and a biogas plant, producing more oxygen and electricity than it consumes. Since 2012 we are ISO 9004: 2009 (E) certified (extension of the ISO 9001: 2008 certification for sustainable success).

Social responsibility:

We see social responsibility for our employees as the most important prerequisite for successful and sustainable cooperation. Above all, at CGF, a pleasant, appreciative work climate is implemented and continuously improved by various measures.

We offer our employees flexible working time structures, teleworking opportunities, thus making work and family life compatible.