Our software is modular and applicable across all industries – suitable for large corporations as well as small and medium-sized companies. In line with our slogan "Designing the Future of Work", GFOS supports more than 4,500 customers in 30 countries with comprehensive systems and smart tools on the way to Work & Industry 4.0. To achieve this, we provide various workforce management, MES, and security modules, along with highly available hosting and cloud services. This equips our customers with all the prerequisites for a modern and agile work environment.
Customers also benefit from comprehensive expertise and excellent consulting in the area of SAP integration; more than 3,000 projects have been successfully implemented in the SAP environment to date. As an ISO 27001-certified company, GFOS also stands for the highest standards in IT and cyber security.
"Dynamic, reliable, innovative and solution-oriented - that's GFOS!"
Katharina Van Meenen-Röhrig
Foundation of GFOS
The early years
1991 - 1992
Establishment of X/TIME®
1995 - 1997
Further development of X/TIME®
Foundation of GFOS Technologieberatung GmbH
15 years of GFOS
"Business Oscar" for GFOS
20 years of GFOS
2010 - 2011
X/TIME® becomes gfos
Expansion of the GFOS brand
25 years of GFOS
Java Summercamp & Mobile
Realignment of GFOS mbH
2016 - 2017
Innovations for the GFOS software
New expertise for GFOS
30 years of GFOS
Anniversary & management appointments
Successful in spite of the Corona virus
New management team
New structures and innovations
Growth for Future
New (personal) milestones
35 years of GFOS
The cornerstone of our management lies in the combination of traditional family values and innovative strength. Our management evolves established practices while daring to explore new ways in order to lead GFOS into a new future on a solid foundation. Open doors are just as characteristic as a clearly formulated strategic corporate development. Always with the awareness that "the future will be as good as we make it“.
Our CEO Katharina Van Meenen-Röhrig has distinguished herself as a pioneering personality on various committees. Her remarkable commitment is reflected in numerous influential positions.
Through her mandates, Katharina Van Meenen-Röhrig gains valuable industry-specific insights into current trends and developments, which she incorporates into the strategic development of GFOS in a targeted manner. Her involvement in committees such as the board of the BDI Digital Committee enables her to actively influence political regulations and industry standards at the highest level. This enables GFOS to proactively respond to changes in standards and regulations, integrate them into strategic product development and expand its competitive advantage.
Federal Association of German Industry
Katharina Van Meenen-Röhrig uses her innovative strength in her position on the BDI Digital Committee Board to prepare German industry specifically for the challenges of the digital era. Her expertise and strategic foresight contribute to understanding digital transformation as an opportunity and implementing it sustainably within companies. In doing so, she frequently engages with high-level politicians and strategically utilizes exchanges within the expert committee to counteract overregulation and further enhance German innovation strength.
In 2022, Katharina Van Meenen-Röhrig was appointed to the board of Unternehmer NRW (English: Entrepreneurs NRW). “This mandate is a matter close to my heart because it offers me the opportunity to give a voice to the economy of my homeland and actively advocate for the interests of entrepreneurs in North Rhine-Westphalia." Her commitment ranges from the promotion of digital innovations to the design of legal framework conditions and strategies that support companies in operating successfully in the digital world.
Ruhr Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK)
Katharina Van Meenen-Röhrig has not only been appointed to the plenary assembly of the Ruhr Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK), but also to the steering committee. Here, she is committed to the local economy with entrepreneurial vision. Her efforts aim at promoting economic development, effectively representing the interests of the region at national level.
Deutsche Bank Essen
Katharina Van Meenen-Röhrig has been enriching the financial sector as a member of the Advisory Board of Deutsche Bank Essen since 2023. With her innovative entrepreneurial mindset, she provides insights and influences decision-making processes. "This mandate means a lot to me personally. I often think back to my grandfather, who was the director of a Deutsche Bank branch in Essen and felt deeply connected and committed to Deutsche Bank throughout his life.” Her contribution aims not only to make strategically sound decisions, but also to promote the sustainable strengthening of Deutsche Bank.
Essener Unternehmerverband (EUV)
Katharina Van Meenen-Röhrig actively contributes to shaping economic cooperation and strengthening the work of the Essener Unternehmensverband (EUV, English: Entrepreneurs Association Essen) as an advisor. Her efforts extend beyond industry boundaries to effectively represent the interests of its members.
German Engineering Federation (VDMA)
Katharina Van Meenen-Röhrig also contributes her expertise to the Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA, English: German Engineering Federation). Together with the members of the Software and Digitalization department, she represents software manufacturers and development departments of renowned mechanical engineering companies to bring these areas together.
Family Entrepreneur Association
Katharina Van Meenen-Röhrig runs the family business GFOS together with her husband in the second generation. As a full-blooded entrepreneur, it is therefore a matter of honor for her to become involved as a member of Familienunternehmer e.V. (English: Family Entrepreneur Association). Her commitment to the concerns of family-owned businesses contributes to establishing a solid foundation for entrepreneurial success and intergenerational development.
Federal Association for Security Technology (BHE)
Her presence in the Bundesverband Sicherheitstechnik (BHE, English: Federal Association for Security Technology) is characterized by her enthusiasm for innovation and profound expertise. Katharina is passionate about driving the security industry forward and setting new standards.
Participation in these committees demonstrates Katharina's broad expertise as well as her clear vision for the future of the German economy in the age of digitalization. She devotes a significant portion of her time to promoting innovation, collaboration, and sustainable development, which has made her an outstanding figure in the German business landscape.
Since our foundation, our goal has been to significantly shape and optimize the way we work tomorrow. Through targeted innovations, we aim to make work better, more efficient, and easier—for everyone involved. Learn more about our company's mission and the vision we have been pursuing at GFOS since 1988.
The skills shortage is a prevalent topic across various industries. However, to successfully tackle the numerous challenges of the future, the fields of Mathematics, Information Technology, Natural Sciences, and Technology are expected to play an exceptionally important role. Progress in these fields has shaped and continues to shape our lives. Therefore, we support initiatives, projects, and partners in promoting STEM (Science, technology, engineering, mathematics; German abbreviation: MINT) education from kindergarten to university. Through collaborations, partnerships, and our own programs – our MINT Lab – we raise awareness and actively strengthen the IT talents of tomorrow.
Are you looking for coherent, powerful and individual software solutions for your company? At GFOS, we are happy to assist you personally at several locations in Germany. Contact us for an individual consultation - whether by phone, email or in person, together we will find the right solutions for your requirements.