KCW emerged out of the center of excellence for competition, founded in 1998 as part of the Hamburg local public transport authority, "Hamburger Verkehrsverbund" (HVV). HVV's objective was to collaborate with other transportation associations to prepare themselves for the introduction of competition to the public transport sector from an organizational, legal and economic perspective. The administrative department was led by Dr. Jan Werner and Christoph Schaaffkamp. With the broadening of consultancy areas and staff growth, Werner and Schaaffkamp founded KCW GmbH in 2003. The new company, now operating from headquarters in Berlin, took on the provision of consultancy services to local authorities with regard to public transport. The office in Hamburg remained in place. In the following years Dr. Henning Tegner, Melanie Patout and Henning Palm joined the management board.
KCW is owner-operated, the shares are being hold by the managing directors. Most employees have a silent partnership.
We have become one of the largest public transport consultancy firms in Germany. Over 70 specialists with backgrounds in law, economics, and planning, as well as social and natural sciences, work for KCW, and this consultancy team is supported by a fully dedicated office management operation.
KCW is also consulting internationally, with our subsidiary company Trans-Missions especially in France.
Offices: Berlin, Hamburg
Managing directors: Henning Palm, Melanie Patout, Christoph Schaaffkamp, Dr. Henning Tegner, Dr. Jan Werner
2003: Founded as a GmbH
1998: Start as administrative department of Hamburg local public transport authority, "Hamburger Verkehrsverbund" (HVV)