With his hardware and software trading business, Hermann Pellkofer laid the foundation three decades ago for a company that is now at home all over the globe. The company has around 100 employees, and all software solutions are programmed exclusively on site in Großköllnbach in Lower Bavaria. “In the region, we have thus become an employer for numerous IT specialists”, explains the current Managing Director Alexander Cocev, who himself did his apprenticeship at CSP GmbH & Co. KG almost twenty years ago.
Company founder Pellkofer programmed the first software solution for quality assurance in production at the beginning of the 1990s for a large automotive group. This was the beginning of the success story, with other well-known large companies joining the ranks as customers. In 2000, Mario Täuber joined the company as the second managing director. Two years later, the team, which in the meantime had grown to several members, moved into the new company building. As market demand for the company’s specialized software offering increased, numerous international orders followed. Almost all global players from the automotive, banking, insurance and, for example, aviation industries are among its customers. In the past three years, the sites in Deggendorf, Hanover, and Youngsville, North Carolina, USA, have been added. Further locations in Austria and China are being planned. The headquarters in Großköllnbach has already been expanded twice. For 30 years now, CSP has been offering high-quality solutions and IT consulting for optimizing production processes, as well as a solution for archiving databases. TÜV Süd regularly certifies the company’s information security in accordance with ISO27001.
The number of employees and the increase of sales in the past years show the solid growth of the IT company. For example, the news magazine Focus awarded the software house the title of “Growth Champion” in 2016 and “Top Medium-Sized Employer” four years later. Alexander Cocev has now been Managing Director of the software house since 2019, and Torsten Wenzel joined a year later to complete the management team.
“My wish is that CSP will continue to define technology “Made in Bavaria” and be perceived as a driving force in the industry. Innovation needs creative minds, and that’s what we stand for today and in the future”, says Wenzel. The software manufacturer is also working more and more in the area of predictive functions and micro services. “Our vision is to become the market leader and innovation driver in the field of Industry 4.0 and digitalization”, adds Cocev. “It’s important to us to continue to provide our customers with high-quality solutions and ultimately contribute to the quality and safety of their end products.”