Corporate Succession

The Time is Now!

A generation change at the executive level is a current and existential issue for many companies in the Neckar-Alb region. The question of succession should be clarified as early as possible in order to protect the business long-term. It’s advisable to seek expert advice to ensure the transition is planned and prepared in a professional way.

Unternehmensnachfolge Reutlingen, Tübingen, Zollernalb

Here in the Neckar-Alb region, the Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts (HWK) and Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) are here to assist you, regardless of whether you're looking for a company successor or are interested in taking over a company yourself. A pool of skilled consultants can help design the operational handover, accompany you during the entire process, and answer any and all questions you may have regarding corporate succession.

For the first time in 2013, the chambers of industry and commerce recorded more owners looking to hand over their company than young entrepreneurs willing to take them (DIHK Succession Report 2014). Looking at it from a purely mathematical perspective, there’s just one possible takeover candidate for every five company owners in the industry looking for a successor. Seize the chance and talk with us about succession opportunities in the region!

Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK)

Together with its partner organizations, the Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) offers many possibilities for making new contacts and expanding your professional network.

The IHK Exchanges help you to find company owners interested in corporate succession, commercial space and real estate for your company, as well as a comprehensive database for your business partner search:

  • IHK Corporate Succession Exchange
  • Commercial Space Exchange
  • Cooperation Exchange

IHK Exchanges

Company Emergency Management

The very existence of approximately 14% of all companies is threatened by the illness or death of an owner, usually due to a loss or lack of regulation of important information, powers-of-attorney, and responsibilities. Oftentimes, a smooth continuation of the business could have been secured in advance with very little effort.

There should always be a contingency plan in place to prevent unnecessary damage to the business. The "IHK Emergency Manual for Companies" contains suggestions, guidance, and tools for the most important steps in the successful management of your business affairs.

Your Contact at the Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK)


Timo Pleyer

Project Manager
Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) – Business Creation and Support

+49 7121 201-292

Marketing for the region is the central task of the Standortagentur Tübingen – Reutlingen – Zollernalb GmbH. The Standortagentur aims to promote and strengthen the international image of the Neckar-Alb region within the European Metropolitan Region of Stuttgart, as well as demonstrate the region’s appeal to visitors and investors. Partners of the Standortagentur include 31 cities and municipalities, three regional districts, the Neckar-Alb Regional Association, as well as the Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts (HWK) and Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK).