Our consulting company

We are a specialized consulting company

In the areas of strategy, marketing, sales and distribution. Founded in 1994 we are based in Cologne (Germany) and we collaborate with partners in Europe. We describe ourselves as a boutique consultancy with experienced consultants who fully commit themselves in our customer projects in order to be successful.

We are working for industrial and commercial clients

in the fields of marketing and sales on a national and international level

We are specialized in the sector of buying groups

where we act as partner for the global strategic as well as on specific questions such as purchasing, umbrella brand, internationalization etc.

Our mission

The NEWkind of thinking for the wind of change

The New kind of thinking for tomorrow’s values and visions

  • The real values for the company’s future
  • The targets and visions
  • The sustainability in times of winds of change

The New kind of thinking for new ways of implementation

  • Short and efficient decision making process
  • Focalisation on the market for sustainable success
  • Motivation to inspire people

The New kind of thinking for the orientation in strategies and methods

  • Marketing and sales strategies in times of digitalisation
  • The proceedings and measures that interlock
  • The interconnectivity in a systemic organisation

Our principles

We stand for experience – competence – commitment

Our experience

relies on a large variety of projects in different sectors and markets. We are a team of experienced consultants working in national and international projects.

Our competence

is to develop reliable and pragmatic solutions, based on a target-oriented analysis and on creative ideas and strategies.

Our commitment

means that we work with power and responsibility in order to achieve the common objectives and to be successful.

Your success is our business!

Our shareholders

Dr. Hans-K. Knoben


CEO and founder of MCT Unternehmensberatung GmbH in 1994. Romance studies (university RWTH Aachen), economic management studies (university RWTH Aachen, university Cologne, university Paris) and graduation at the university of Paris IX Dauphine. Having finished his studies he worked for several years within the Bertelsmann Group in France, Germany and Austria. Afterwards he specialized in the consulting business for industry, trade and buying groups in national and international projects.

“There are no problems – just solutions”

Manuela Knoben

cat_76752-200x300International Economic Studies “European Business” in Osnabrück/Germany and London/England with integrated internship in the USA.

After her studies she worked in the marketing department of Horten AG (department store). Afterwards she was member of the general management of Induplast, an industrial company in the self adhesive sector.

Within MCT she is specialized in international projects for industrial companies and projects for buying and marketing groups.

Since 2014 she is member of the supervisory board of idee+spiel, a buying group in the toys sector.

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them” (Albert Einstein)