We integrate the future

The PROSTEP Group is the leading independent provider of consulting services and software that cover every aspect of product lifecycle management (PLM) and application lifecycle management (ALM). We help manufacturing companies establish end-to-end digitalization and thus enhance their innovative capability and competitiveness.

Our strength lies in a combination of top-notch services and outstanding products. We offer our customers services ranging from PLM strategy consulting and process optimization to system selection and optimization through to consulting on every aspect of process, method and IT system design in mechatronics and software environments. And we offer them software solutions for PLM integration and migration, collaboration, and secure data exchange and conversion. This makes it possible for our customers to develop, manufacture, and operate highly complex products and systems.


We are a partner to all leading PLM vendors and maintain a very good network with all the players in the PLM community.


As an automotive think tank, we help shape PLM trends and make them accessible to the entire manufacturing industry.


We always keep the promises we make and deliver on time, in budget and with requisite level of quality.


We know the PLM strategies, processes, requirements and solutions in the manufacturing industry.


Many customers have relied on our consulting and solution expertise from day one.

Our expertise

The name PROSTEP is synonymous with wide-ranging PLM expertise. We have been advising and helping leading companies worldwide develop their PLM strategies, define their PLM infrastructure, select systems, optimize their PLM processes and integrate their suppliers for 30 years. The experience gained from hundreds of successful customer projects is bundled in our practice-oriented methodology.

  • PROSTEP is the vendor-neutral PLM consultant with the best overview of the PLM market. Our credo is based on the openness, transparency and flexibility of PLM solutions.
  • The comprehensive know-how offered by our staff provides the framework for our consulting services. They not only speak the language of IT experts but are also familiar with user requirements.
  • We provide our customers with both advice and implementation support. That is why our approach to consulting is geared to the requirements of real-life applications.
  • Consulting projects are handled by small, competent teams using agile methods to ensure that concrete results are achieved quickly.
  • An extensive toolbox of methods, templates and best practices guarantee a tried-and-tested uniform approach and ensure that projects can be handled quickly.
  • Use of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) ensures the smooth rollout and testing of IT solutions and enables errors to be identified and rectified as best possible.
  • Our methodology is constantly being improved and enhanced. Our specialist teams collect information about projects being conducted at different companies and in different industries and applies this know-how to your project.
  • Our experienced team of developers design and implement software solutions tailored to meet your individual needs using agile technologies such as SCRUM, etc.


Together we are stronger. We develop powerful integration solutions for our customers in close partnership with leading PLM vendors. However, as a partner for Connectivity, we also make our integration platform and know-how available to other companies. Why don’t you become a PROSTEP partner?

Our customers have access to an extensive network of technology, sales and service partners that is constantly growing. You benefit from our stake in companies that expand our range of solutions. And you are right at the forefront of new technologies: As a member of numerous organizations, we are actively involved in important research and development projects, especially in the field of standardization. 

Do you want to become a partner?
Feel free to contact me!

Peter Pfalzgraf

+49 6151 9287-0

Our networks

We cultivate open relationships with all the vendors of IT systems in the PLM environment to ensure that we are always able to offer our customers the best possible solution.

We maintain strategic partnerships with leading CAx and PLM vendors, who grant us insights into their software development. This know-how enables us keep our edge when it comes to integration.

Others can also take advantage of this know-how. We help IT vendors use our integration platform to develop their own solutions for their customers. Please contact us if you would like to find out more.

Adobe Systems Incorporated
Silver Solutions Partner EMEA

Altair Engineering, Inc.

Ambrace BV



Aras Corp


 Arena Solutions, Inc.

Autodesk GmbH
CONTACT Software GmbH
CubeFour GmbH

Dassault Systèmes SA
Software Partner
Service Partner
CSI Partner

DSC Software AG
Elysium GmbH

IBM - International Business Machines
Corporation Business Partner



LeanIX GmbH
MSC Software Corporation
Oracle Corporation
Gold Partner
PTC - Parametric Technology Corporation
PartnerAdvantage Gold
Service Partner
Siemens PLM Software Inc.
Solution Partner
Tech Soft 3D
T-Systems International GmbH
WSCAD electronic GmbH

PROSTEP works together with renowned sales and service partners in specific industries and regions. These specialists are able to provide comprehensive and competent on-site support to companies in a variety of different industries.

We are always looking for new partners who are interested in expanding their offering with our products and services. Are you interested? Then please feel free to contact us.

CENIT AG is a sales partner for OpenDXM GlobalX.
HCL Technologies Ltd. provides technical support for OpenDXM and OpenDXM GlobalX in the Asia Pacific region.
Mirae Information Technology Inc. is a sales partner for PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D in South Korea.
SEAL Systems AG is a sales partner for PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Smartscape, Inc. is a sales partner for PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D in Asia.
systemworkx AG is a sales partner for OpenDXM GlobalX.

PROSTEP is part of a number of joint ventures, thus bundling its various areas of expertise for the benefit of its customers and providing them with access to innovative technologies.


BHC GmbH is part of PROSTEP AG and is based in Böblingen, Germany. It is a management consultancy focusing on IT-related consulting in product and application lifecycle management (PLM/ALM) in the automotive, mechanical engineering and plant construction sectors. Their main area of expertise is consulting in process, method and IT system design for companies with products in the mechatronics and software environment.


CenProCS AIRliance GmbH is a joint venture involving Cenit AG, PROSTEP AG and CS Communication & Systems.

It bundles consultancy services for EADS.

PROSTEP AG is in tune with the times and plays an active role in bringing about new developments.

We are therefore a member of the following organizations:

    The Association for Standardisation of Automation and Measuring Systems - ASAM e. V. coordinates the development of technical standards. The standards define protocols, file formats and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for software development and testing of automotive ECUs.
The research association “Forschungsvereinigung Smart Engineering e.V.” is an association for the support of science and research as well as education in the field of smart engineering. The aim of the association is to develop smart products and services as well as to advance a linked production and its associated production systems throughout the entire product life cycle to enable a continuous digital added value.
The Gesellschaft für Systems Engineering e.V. is a non-profit association. The individual contributions and the commitment of our association members (individuals, companies and institutes) create added value for the society and thus for everyone. The goal of GfSE is to bring Systems Engineering in the German speaking countries to the best possible application and further development and to provide a forum for the dissemination and exchange of knowledge and experience in Systems Engineering.
NAFEMS - National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standards - is a not-for-profit organization promoting the effective use of engineering simulation methods.
In addition to the classification society DNV, leading shipyards and PLM software providers form the OCX consortium. The organization has the task of industrializing and further developing the OCX format.
The OMG consortium - Object Management Group, Inc. - develops internationally recognized standards for vendor-independent and cross-system object-oriented programming.
The PDF Association is an international collaboration of member organizations and individuals actively learning from and supporting each other in the development and use of PDF technology.
The prostep ivip Association develops future-oriented solution approaches and standards for product data management and virtual product development.
VDMA - Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V. - is an interest group representing approximately 3,000 primarily small and medium-sized companies in Germany's capital goods industry.
The Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Produktentwicklung WiGeP - Berliner Kreis & WGMK - is a network of excellence for promoting product innovation in machine engineering and related branches of industry.

Press contact

Joachim Christ
Director Marketing

Dolivostrasse 11
64293 Darmstadt

Tel.: +49 6151 9287-0
E-Mail: joachim.christ@prostep.com


trainings and workshops are available in German language only.


PROSTEP can look back on 30 years of experience in the PLM sector. Our company was founded in 1993 by leading companies in the German automotive and electrical industries. Today these companies, together with the prostep ivip Association and PROSTEP AG's management, are shareholders in the PROSTEP Group.

PROSTEP is headquartered in Darmstadt and maintains five other branch offices in Germany and one in Wroclaw, Polen. The group is also active in the US market via its subsidiary PROSTEP Inc., which is headquartered in Troy, MI, USA.


Our mission - Enabling the designs of your future

PROSTEP is a leading partner for manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, and other industries. Our strength lies in a combination of experience, process know-how and technical competence. Our worldclass business tools, together with our experienced employees, bring industry best practices that allow you to implement solutions tailored to your specific challenges. Engineering and manufacturing companies benefit from enhanced customer and supply chain collaboration.

Founded in 1993 by a consortium of global OEMs and suppliers, PROSTEP has been instrumental in advancing the open standards currently being deployed. PROSTEP tools like OpenPDM and OpenDXM integrate seamlessly with best-in-class PDM, CAD, TRANSLATION and QUALITY CHECKING systems and networks to bridge the connectivity and quality gaps found in today’s complex heterogeneous environments.

PROSTEP contributes thousands of hours of expertise each year to supporting various open standards bodies. The non-profit group ProSTEP iViP is comprised of members from a large number of companies around the world, including OEMs, suppliers and vendors, all interested in advancing the adaption of industry standards.

PROSTEP is proud to count among its customers and partners leading, worldclass companies from various branches of industry and from all over the globe. PROSTEP’s list of customers include companies such as Airbus, Audi, BMW, Bosch, Continental, Daimler, Delphi, GM/Opel, John Deere, Valeo and Volkswagen.

PROSTEP has longstanding partnerships with global solution providers such as Dassault Systèmes, IBM, PTC, SAP, Siemens PLM and others.

Solutions include

PDM to PDM integrations

  • Our mission - Enabling the designs of your future
  • Automatic Metadata and Structure Conversion
  • Security and Data Integration
  • Import Conflict Resolution
  • Easy-to-Use Visual Tools

To learn more, visit pdmmigrationtoolkit.com

Workflow Automation 

  • Customer and Supply Chain Communications
  • Data Translation and Quality Checking
  • Data Archiving and Auditing

Enterprise Data Modeling and Consulting

3D PDF solutions for engineering data with PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D
To learn more, visit pdfgenerator3d.com

Professional and Secure Managed File Transfer Solutions with PROSTEP OpenDXM GlobalX
To learn more, visit opendxmglobalx.com

Customer oriented

Our focus is not the customer but rather their productivity. Thanks to more than 25 years of experience, we know the business processes in the automotive, aircraft, mechanical and plant engineering, shipbuilding and medical engineering industries like the back of our hand and can provide our customers with all the support they require for their digital transformation.

Vendor neutral

Our independence provides the foundation for services that focus exclusively on the benefit they provide to the customer. We work together with not just one, but rather all major PLM providers and technological leaders and can therefore always offer you the best solution to meet your particular requirements (or solve your particular problem).

Security conscious

As a service provider to leading manufacturers in the automotive and other industries, our top priorities include the protection of customer data and the security offered by our IT solutions. We are one of just 800 German companies – and one of the first in our industry – to be awarded ISO 27001 certification. We don't just talk about security, it is an integral part of everything we do.


Our top values are reliability and loyalty to our customers, partners, and employees. With open-mindedness and the integration of people as a spirit of our company's DNA. We employ over 300 people from more than 20 different countries. Diversity and inclusion are very important to us. Gender, ethnicity, religion, political views, or other forms of heritage are not important to us. We believe that everyone deserves the same opportunities regardless of their personal characteristics and private background. We offer a working environment that is open-minded and free from discrimination.

Socially responsible

PROSTEP is committed to engendering a feeling of unity within the company. We provide young people with training and are involved in social projects. We are sustaining member of the non-profit organization Ingenieure ohne Grenzen association e.V. and support terre des hommes Germany e.V..

PROSTEP is a privately held stock corporation.

Robert Bosch GmbH
Continental Automotive Technologies GmbH
Mercedes-Benz Group AG
Aptiv Services Deutschland GmbH
Opel Automobile GmbH
Siemens AG
Volkswagen AG
prostep ivip e.V.
Management der PROSTEP AG

Dr. Karsten Theis

Member of Management Board

Philipp Hasenäcker

Member of Management Board

Dr. Rainer Bugow

Technical Director

Joachim Christ

Director Marketing

Bernd Döbel

Director Business Unit Solutions

Paul Downing


Michael Endres

Director Business Unit BMW

Andrea Hiemenz

Director Human Ressources

Dr. Martin Holland

Director Strategy and Business Development

Dr. Lutz Lämmer

Director Business Unit Solutions

Dr. Norbert Lotter

Director Business Unit BMW

Irina Schloer


Dr. Knut Stang

Director Business Unit Volkswagen

Dr. Martin Strietzel

Director Business Unit Strategy and Processes

Dr. Rainer Zeifang

CTO Mercedes and Daimler Truck Projects

Supervisory Board

Dr. Heinz-Gerd Lehnhoff

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Hans-Josef Nagel

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Prof. Dr. Oliver Riedel

Member of the Supervisory Board

World Headquarters

Dolivostraße 11
64293 Darmstadt

Tel.: +49 6151 9287-0
Fax: +49 6151 9287-326

E-Mail: infocenter@prostep.com

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PROSTEP North America

100 W. Big Beaver Rd, Suite 200
Troy, MI 48084, USA

US Toll Free Voice: 8 PROSTEP 01 (877 678-3701)
US Toll Free Fax: 8 PROSTEP 02 (877 678-3702)
International Voice: +1 248 247 1007
E-Mail: infocenter@prostep.com

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Berlin subsidiary

Volmerstraße 1
12489 Berlin


Tel.: +49 30 639260-40
Fax:  +49 30 639260-50

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Böblingen subsidiary

Konrad-Zuse-Straße 5
71034 Böblingen

Tel.: +49 6151 9287-0

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Hamburg-Hammerbrook/City South subsidiary

Wendenstraße 21
20097 Hamburg

Tel.: +49 40 2091608-0
Fax:  +49 40 2091608-23

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Cologne subsidiary

Eupener Straße 59
50933 Köln

Tel.:  +49 221 179188-151
Fax:  +49 221 179188-159

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Munich subsidiary

Taunusstraße 42
80807 München

Tel.: +49 89 35020-0
Fax:  +49 89 35020-200

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Konrad-Zuse-Straße 5
71034 Böblingen

Tel.: +49 7031 20 5000 2

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PROSTEP sp. z o. o.

Fabryczna 6/VI pietro
53-609 Wroclaw, Poland

Tel.: +48 694 082 087
Tel.: +49 160 966 956 97
E-Mail: infocenter@prostep.com

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