Integrated solutions for pharma and biotech

io-consultants provides innovative concepts for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries with focus on key technologies, such as single use, continuous manufacturing and containment. Our process technology and pharmaceutical design experts cooperate in experienced and proven teams with their peers in the relevant disciplines – architecture and construction, IT, automation and logistics – to deliver a holistic planning and implementation process. By integrating the required compentencies and know-how, we ensure seamless coordination between the various parties and efficient project teams across all planning and implementation phases.

Our objective is to develop innovative solutions for every project. We draw on novel insights from other industries and make systematic use of tried-and-trusted methods. Our focus on new technologies such as containment solutions and single-use technologies ensures that we consistently provide our clients with cutting-edge concepts and solutions.

From concept to implementation and qualification, io consultants’ clients benefit from integrated and innovative solutions for pharma and biotech.

We build on decades of experience and have successfully completed numerous projects all over the world. A key success factor is the global networking and close cooperation of our offices in Europe, China, Asia Pacific, MENA, and USA, and with our regional partner companies. 

io consultants combines international project management with engineering solutions “Made in Germany” – no matter where in the world you plan to invest, we develop individual concepts for the global market. 

For more detailed information, please contact us. We look forward to discussing your requirements and expectations with you. 

Pharma Consulting

Our consulting services see you through the entire lifecycle of your investment projects. We provide pre-investment support such as site selection and make-or-buy analysis. 

It goes without saying that we also provide operational support with regard to manufacturing, IT, logistics and qualification/validation.

Site selection and development

  • International site analyses relating to manufacturing and supply chain
  • Property evaluation and selection
  • Site master plan development

Investment decisions

  • Cost analyses
  • Make-or-buy analyses
  • Supplier selection
  • Due diligence

GMP and processes

  • GMP audits for supplier qualification and in preparation for inspections 
  • Qualification and process validation consulting

Operational Excellence

  • Visualisation and optimisation of manufacturing, supply chain, and business processes, cost of goods analysis and process optimisation
  • Capacity and cost optimisation
  • Continuous improvement processes


  • System selection
  • ERP, MES and SAP consulting
  • Automation concepts and integration 
  • Track-and-trace (serialisation) 
  • Computer systems validation


We offer reliable, productive and efficient solutions that lead to measurable success. Learn more about our successful projects with renowned clients around the world:

Lead consulting for pharmaceuticals and biotechnology with io consultants

For professional solutions and leading-edge projects

Our process, architecture, IT and logistics experts work hand-in-hand to facilitate coordination between all participants and to ensure professional planning and implementing of green field and brown field projects alike. 

The ISPE Facility of the Year Award, which we won in the categories Overall Winner and Process Innovation, is a testament to our competence for providing innovative solutions.

How we work

Common to all planning projects is that io-consultants follows a structured sequence of events, and uses methods and modules appropriate for each individual situation:

  • 1. Consulting

    Die Bedarfsanalyse stellt die Weichen für die Fabrikplanung
    • Site selection
    • Investment decision
    • GMP (audits and consulting)
    • Operational excellence
  • 2.  Planning

    Die Detailplanung beinhaltet alle wichtigen Informationen der Fabrikplanung
    • Concept design
    • Basic / detail engineering
    • Detail design
  • 3. Implementation

    io-consultants bietet Unterstützung bei der Realisierung und Inbetriebnahme
    • Coordination of all trades and suppliers
    • Project management
    • Technical documentation
  • 4. Qualification

    Leistungsangebot Pharmaplanung - LTS
    • Validation of master plan
    • DQ/IQ/OQ
    • Risk analysis 

Please contact us 

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Tim Walter Business Unit Manager Phone: +49 (0) 62 21 / 379-111

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As a lead consultant, we provide comprehensive services across a variety of disciplines – production, logistics, architecture and IT – and will oversee each stage of your project from the beginning right through to standard operations.

About io‑consultants

io-consultants provides integrated consulting, design and planning services for production, logistics and supply chain management, as well as for architecture and IT projects. Since our launch in 1958, we have been helping our clients improve their supply and value chain with a wide range of services: from developing ideas into strategies to implementing complex industry projects as a lead consultant.