History

1990 Foundation of Elmar Hertzog and Partner Management Consultants GmbH in Potsdam, Germany, on August 27th. Course of courses for the expert and technical examination of the road haulage contractor and taxi operator
1991 In-house training courses at Autotrans Berlin and at Interflug
1992 Projects for the introduction of quality management systems at Deutsche Bahn AG and at the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kurierdienste Management trainings commissioned by the European Commission
1996 Expansion of the company consulting activities in Potsdam Consulting on the introduction of quality management systems at the BVG
1998 Start of the extensive project “Russian Internal Waterways and River Sea Transport” together with Scott Wilson & Kirkpatrick, London
2000 Logistics consulting projects at Kaindl Flooring and Friskies Establishment of an MBA course “Intermodal Management” at MADI, Moscow
2001 Personnel development project for National Manager Central and Eastern Europe, Kuehne & Nagel AG Hamburg
2002 Opening of the office in Nuremberg Joining Georg Herbst as Managing Partner, responsible for the Human Resources Consulting Division Change of name into WAGENER & HERBST Management Consultants GmbH The focus of the consultancy is on strategic and reorganization projects as well as the introduction of integrated management systems
2003 Expansion of the competence area “Ports and shipping”, et al. Through the increase of earnings in the seaport of Wismar, reorganization of Bremen Port Authority and consulting / training for port managers in India
2004 Increased acceptance of projects for reorganization and QM in ports, shipping companies and public transport companies Bus transport RheinNeckar BRN is certified as the first German bus company according to DIN EN 13816 “Servicequalität im ÖPV” after consulting by W & H
2005 Delphi study “Public transport market of the future” by TU Dresden / WAGENER & HERBST on behalf of the German Transport Forum Berlin
2006 WAGENER & HERBST takes over the network coordination of the logistics network Berlin Brandenburg
2008 Start of the 2-year project “Strengthening of transport training facilities in CIS countries (Traceca)”
2009 Feasibility studies on the development of freight transport centers in Vilnius and Kaunas (Lithuania) on behalf of the Lithuanian Railway
2010 W & H wins with Dornier Consulting (Lead Partner), Louis Berger, Philadelphia Consulting and Comito the EuropeAid-funded project “Technical Assistance to support the Ministry of Transport in Jordan”
2011 Diplomvolkswirt Ralf Behrens joins the company as managing director with the focus on project management, cost-effectiveness studies and organizational and infrastructure projects
2013 Expansion of project work in the Arab region (Saudi Arabia, Dubai) and in East Africa (Tanzania)
2014 Start of the introduction of shopfloor management in the six workshops of the bus division of the Berlin transport companies BVG for the greater involvement of employees and the optimization of the maintenance. W & H assumes network management of the cooperation network IWiT – Intelligent commercial traffic by telematics in metropolitan regions
2015 W & H is active in the field of inland waterways and inland waterways. These include, on behalf of state ministries and public authorities, strategic scientific consultations and analyzes on employment effects as well as cost-benefit analyzes, strategy concepts and market closure measures.

The engineering planning company INROS LACKNER SE Bremen and Rostock joins Wagener & Herbst Management Gesellschaft mbH as a further shareholder. This opens up the possibility of combining engineering expertise with business and economic competences in transport infrastructure projects to the benefit of clients.

2016 W & H examines the employment effects of shipping and conducts logistic and economic consulting for the inland ports in Andernach, Eisenhüttenstadt, Königs Wusterhausen, Riesa and also in Bukasa (Uganda).
2017 On behalf of the World Bank, Washington, Dr. Wagener as Transport & Logistics Strategist in the development of the waterway no. 1 corridor and ports / logistics facilities.