Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
starck – Produktkostenoptimierung
starck – Produktkostenoptimierung und Beratung

The Company

starck-pko company has the advantage of 24 years of experience in product cost optimization. This started with purchase price analysis and target costing at Mercedes-Benz, was followed by 7 years of management consulting at PorscheConsulting and, since 2004, has involved the completion of a wide range of independent projects.

We focus on the manufacturing industry, working mainly in the automotive, mechanical and plant engineering sectors as well as in electronics and medical technology.

We have been devoted to product cost optimization throughout the 15 years of experience gained, since our formation, in automotive industry and management consulting. During this time, it has been possible to gain valuable experience in cooperation with suppliers. An example of this are optimization workshops which took place over several weeks at the supplier locations with a focus on the ongoing coordination of customer requirements with technical solutions, costs and processes.

The consulting approach combines the identification and analysis of cost drivers with lean (waste-free) product design. It is the symbiosis of experience with calculation techniques and engineering expertise. Key to the approach is generating detailed cost transparency to represent the design or draft. During this process, we use our experience to make assessments of drafts in the design phase and to start targeted optimization, thus ensuring decisions are made at an early stage.

Ideas and inspiration are generated from a large number projects carried out in a wide range of sectors and companies – from large corporate groups to small businesses.


Successful together – 3 good reasons for your success with starck-pko

  • Implementation-oriented approach:
    Design is one aspect, but we can continue to track the measures through implementation.

  • Success-oriented approach:
    An objective is one aspect, but we judge ourselves against actual feasibility and will be measured by our success.
  • Methodological approach:
    All the methods described here have been refined over the course of numerous projects and facilitate rapid implementation.