Company Profile

T.A. Cook is a management consulting firm focusing on Asset Performance Management with offices in Berlin, Birmingham, Calgary, Hong Kong, Houston, Paris, Raleigh and Rio de Janeiro.

The core competence of the consulting business is the sustainable implementation of asset, operations and service-oriented excellence. As a change management specialist, the firm delivers measurable value enhancement and bottom-line productivity gains. In order to achieve these results T.A. Cook offers a wide range of professional services which ensure that all business processes – from strategy definition through management to organizational design – are effective, efficient and sustainable.

T.A. Cook’s clients are typically businesses, their suppliers and contractors working with significant  industrial assets across multiple sectors. The company has particular expertise in the petrochemicals, plastics, pharmaceutical, transport, mining and food sectors as well as excellent knowledge of the regulated environments occupied by gas, water and electricity utilities.

Business Activities

  • Benchmarking & Studies
  • Budgeting & Controlling
  • Capex & Project Management
  • Conferences & Seminars
  • Contractor Management
  • Energy Improvement
  • Equipment Improvement
  • HSSE & Business Risk Management
  • Maintenance Strategies
  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Reliability, Availability & Maintenance
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • SAP Utilization
  • Service Engineering
  • Spare Parts Management
  • T/A-, Shutdown Management
  • Training & Coaching
  • Yield Optimization


T.A. Cook was founded as a specialist management consultancy by Thomas A. Cook and Frank-Uwe Hess in 1994. Two years later, in 1996, T.A. Cook began to produce conferences specializing in maintenance management, and has offered seminars and conferences on industry related topics ever since.
T.A. Cook began to expand outside of the German marketplace, and in 2001 established a UK office in Birmingham, UK. In 2005 became truly international with its first project in the US. Further branches followed with Raleigh, NC in 2008, Rio de Janeiro in 2009, Houston, TX in 2010, Paris in 2011, Hong Kong in 2014 and Calgary in 2015.

Social Responsibility

T.A. Cook each year donates 30 percent of its profit which exceeds the 15 percent operating margin, to international charities such as CARE and UNICEF, as well as local charity projects.
We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment. We promote efficient ways of working, and develop programs which reduce waste and energy use.