Milestones in three decades of FMEA and risk management

The History of Dietz Consultants

1990 - 2000
The one-and-a-half-man operation is picking up speed

Winfried Dietz founded his company in 1990 in Osnabrück as Dietz management consultancy. Supported only by a part-time student secretary, the company quickly took off with the implementation of a quality management system in an internationally operating company.The innovative projects come in picture later, including the first Kaizen/KVP project cooperation with the JIT Management Institut GmbH in 1993 and the first ISO 14001 consulting project in environmental management only three years later. In 1999, Dietz added the Automotive Management Systems division, with initial projects for the implementation of ISO TS 16949, VDA 6 and QS 9000 certified clients.

2000 - 2010
Dynamics through Osnabrück FMEA Forum

The turnover keeps growing continuously and the one-and-a-half-man business with an emphasis on quality management is transformed into a partnership-based management consultancy with a wide range of services. A milestone for the development was the entry into the field of risk management with the first FMEA projects in 2000. This is where more and more services in the areas of functional safety (FuSi) and management systems (quality, hygiene, energy efficiency) were added in the years to come along with the analysis of products and processes. These include computer-based training with IDS Scheer AG and entry into consulting projects regarding accreditation pursuant to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17000 ff.

In 2004, Dietz started cooperation with GTZ and carried out its first projects in Asia. One year later, he entered the food and hygiene management sector with BRC, BRC and IFS projects. The same year saw him start his activities as an expert in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021.

The crucial steps in development were then the first Osnabrück FMEA Forum in 2005 and the go-ahead for today's DIETZ Consultants Academy one year later. The company also works regularly on projects in Europe and Asia, the USA, Mexico and thus progressing towards continuous internationalisation.

2010 - today
One of the market leaders for FMEA and risk management

Today, the established forums for FMEA in Germany (Osnabrück) and China (Shanghai) are important dates in the annual calendar of FMEA managers worldwide. Similar forums are under development for Detroit (USA) and Pune (India). DIETZ Consultants offers its consulting and services globally for best practice solutions in the field of risk management and FMEA. In addition, there are regular offers such as the Functional Safety Forum (FuSi) in Osnabrück (since 2010) or the Medical Technology Forum (since 2018).

In 2012, DIETZ Consultants started its modular training concept "Functional Safety". The development and internationalisation of the company is reflected in the opening of the Berlin office in 2013 and the founding of DIETZ Business Consultants Co. in China in 2015 and Dietz Consultants Ltd. in Pune India in 2018.