Origin and Growth


intellivate was founded in 1995 as "ergo EDV-Unternehmensberatung GmbH" in Arnsberg-Neheim, North Rhine-Westphalia, by Thomas Röhrig. Early on, the CAD expert had recognised the need for an integrative approach for product data management and he developed an innovative and groundbreaking software solution for this market gap, which would consistently be developed further: OpenEDM.

A short time after the company was established, Kerstin Pahlke, a specialist for SAP® joined ergo. Kerstin Pahlke considerably broadened the range of the young enterprise. Thus, shortly after the company was founded, the focus moved to those areas that to date are the core competencies: Software development for product data management, training and support for CAD/CAM systems as well as ERP project and process management.

Due to the exacting quality standard, which to date is the key element of intellivate's company philosopy, the company was able to quickly establish itself in the market and offer a high level of satisfaction to its steadily increasing number of customers. This ensured a continued growth: at the turn of the century, the 'duo' Pahlke and Röhrig were able to found a healthy company with a stable growth.

From ergo to intellivate

Just before the turn of the century, we decided to operate internationally, as our company had been extremely successful in the German market. In addition to a consulting subsidiary, the company 'Pahlke and Partner' was founded in Phoenix/Arizona. We were thus able to gain extensive international project experience in the US and in Western and Eastern Europe. intellivate continues to consistently incorporate its international experience into customer projects. Internationalisation of business projects today is one of our most important fields of expertise.

In 2001, in view of the continuous growth and international development and also the location, the company decided to make some changes. The company headquarters was moved to Hamburg, not least to ensure an even greater physical proximity to the customers. In addition, we decided to rename the company to further emphasise change and growth. Since then the name intellivate has represented the two main features of the company: intelligent solutions and a high degree of motivation to offer customers the best possible, individual advice.

intellivate Today

The growth has continued over subsequent years, and the company continues to be extremely successful in what has been its focus since the formation of the company and it will remain so in the future as well: offering customers tailor-made solutions and providing them excellent support.

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