Our mission statement: Repeatable product success for the customer.

ID-Consult, the company behind METUS, has been around since 1998. Back then, company founder Jan Göpfert decided to introduce the method he had developed within the scope of a research project on variant management at Daimler to the market as a consulting approach. Since then, the company has evolved from a consulting firm to a solution provider of consulting, coaching and software: The METUS brand, the main focus of our activities, arose from this environment.


Special facts in brief

20 years
of investment

Team of
30+ experts


100+ successful
customer projects

Partner & Managing Directors

Dr. Jan Göpfert (Managing Director)

“I have always been fascinated by the development of new products. How are they structured and how do the different parts form a whole? Who is involved? How are the various viewpoints combined so that a successful product is the end result? Finding answers to these questions together with our customers and our interdisciplinary team inspires me every day anew.”

Within the scope of his doctoral studies, Dr. Jan Göpfert developed the METUS® methodology and software solution. In 1998, he founded the ID-Consult innovation and technology consulting firm in Munich. He studied industrial engineering in Darmstadt and Berlin and worked on a research project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge on the topic of product development in the automobile industry from 1993 to 1994. Within the scope of his doctoral work at the Institute for Innovation Research and Technology Management at the University of Munich, he developed the METUS methodology for modularization in complex development project in cooperation with Daimler AG. Jan Göpfert is the author of numerous publications on the topic of product and platform development and a member of the Executive Board of the VDI District Association for Munich and Upper and Lower Bavaria.

Dr. Gerhard Tretow (Managing Director)

“We achieve measurably successful products in our current projects for the optimization of modular product architectures across product ranges. Mastering these challenges in a motivated team with the employees of our customers and our consultants is our greatest incentive for the constant further development of our METUS method.”

At the conclusion of his doctoral studies in Göttingen, Germany, Dr. Gerhard Tretow started his career at Siemens in the area of in-house logistics consulting. In 1984, he switched to strategic consulting for product and manufacturing technologies, followed by financial controlling tasks in the main Research and Development and Corporate Audits departments in Siemens AG. Gerhard Tretow assumed management functions in the Logistics, Marketing, Product / R&D Management and Engineering departments at various locations. His cross-sector consulting expertise comprises in particular innovation management, the optimization of variant-rich products and modular product platforms, as well as the efficiency enhancements in the areas of engineering and R&D controlling. In addition to finance, Dr. Tretow is also responsible for the area of human resources at ID-Consult.


Adi Stahuber (Partner)

„Herausragende Produkte zu entwickeln und sie wettbewerbsfähig über den gesamten Lebenszyklus auf dem Weltmarkt zu positionieren, wird immer mehr zur entscheidenden Kernkompetenz von Unternehmen. Ich sehe den Schlüssel in der konsequenten Fokussierung auf die frühe Phase der Produktentwicklung – hier entstehen WINNING PRODUCTS.“

Adi Stahuber bringt langjährige Management-Erfahrungen in der Leitung von internationalen Software- und Consulting-Unternehmen ein, kennt die Herausforderungen der Fertigungsindustrie und kann auf umfangreiche Best Practices und exzellentes Lösungs-Know-How in den Bereichen Produktentwicklung, Fertigung/Logistik, Vertrieb und After-Sales zurückgreifen. Er war als Vice President Zentral- und Osteuropa für i2 Technologies, internationaler Anbieter für e-business und Supply Chain Management tätig, als General Manager EMEA bei Right Hemisphere (jetzt SAP) und als Geschäftsführer Zentral- und Osteuropa sowie Russland bei Parametric Technology (PTC), einem führenden Anbieter für das Product Lifecycle Management. Herr Stahuber verantwortet bei ID-Consult die Vertriebs- und Beratungsseite des Geschäfts.

Advisory council

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Leopold Mikulic
Prof. Dietmar Harhoff Ph.D.
Prof. Dr.Dr. Hans-Joachim Schöpf

How to find us

ID-Consult GmbH
Rupert-Mayer-Straße 46
81379 München

T +49 (89) 890 6364 0
F +49 (89) 890 6364 22

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ID-Consult GmbH
Rupert-Mayer-Straße 46
81379 München

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