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A success story.

Since 1980.


A success story.

Since 1980.


Dr Jürgen Zehetmaier takes over as CEO.
Dr. Andrea van Aubel becomes a new board member.

The board of directors now consists of Dr. Jürgen Zehetmaier (Chairman), Dr. Andrea van Aubel, Dr. Stephan Frohnhoff, Rolf Kranz, Karsten Redenius and Dr. Frank Schlottmann.

With more than 10,000 employees, msg is active in 32 countries around the world.


Dr. Aristid Neuburger and Dr. Frank Schlottmann become new board members.

The board of directors now consists of Dr. Stephan Frohnhoff (Chairman), Rolf Kranz, Dr. Aristid Neuburger, Karsten Redenius, Dr. Frank Schlottmann and Dr. Jürgen Zehetmaier.

The information security competencies of the msg group are bundled in one business unit to form a comprehensive range of services. In addition, msg is opening two new areas, Consumer Products and Healthcare, in order to focus even more on the special requirements of the respective market and customers.


Hans Zehetmaier steps down from the company's day-to-day operations after leading the company for 40 years. Zehemaier now serves as the chairman of the company’s supervisory board. Dr. Stephan Frohnhoff takes over Zehetmaier’s role as CEO.

Rolf Kranz and Dr. Jürgen Zehetmaier move up to join the msg Board of Directors. The Board now consists of Dr. Stephan Frohnhoff (Chairman), Rolf Kranz, Karsten Redenius and Dr. Jürgen Zehetmaier.

msg is once again named “Best Workplaces in Germany 2020” by the Great Place to Work Germany (GPTW GmbH) research and consulting institute. The company was previously awarded the title in 2014 and 2017. A new brand is established called “msg advisors” that bundles all of msg’s management & transformation consulting activities.

The Austrian subsidiary msg systems GmbH and Plaut Consulting Austria GmbH merge to form msg Plaut Austria GmbH, which will support the AT/CEE/CIS region going forward.


msg generates 1,031 million euro in revenue.

Karsten Redenius becomes new member of the Board of Directors: the board now consists of Hans Zehetmaier (CEO), Dr. Stephan Frohnhoff, Bernhard Lang, Karsten Redenius, Jens Stäcker and Dr. Dirk Taubner.

msg is awarded sixth place in the Lünendonk ranking of the “Top 25 consulting and system integration companies in Germany”.


msg generates 961 million euro in revenue.

Reorganization within the insurance division: bundling of all services related to the health and P&C components of the end-to-end msg.Insurance Suite platform at the newly-founded msg nexinsure ag

msg communications GmbH is founded, specializing in unified communications & collaboration (UCC)

msg opens new offices in Düsseldorf and Görlitz.


msg receives “Great Place to Work” award again, after receiving award in 2014.

msg continues success of recent years: msg receives the “Bavaria’s Best 50” award again after receiving it in 2003, 2005, 2011 and 2014; recognizing the company as one of Bavaria’s strongest growing mid-sized companies.

New venture started, Cookhouse Lab in Toronto, an innovation lab for the insurance industry

msg becomes sustaining member of the digital business incubators launched by the Bavarian state government in Passau, Deggendorf and Landshut.


Bernhard Lang joins the board of directors.

msg expands its Food division and acquires majority shareholding in Softproviding AG.

Expansion of service portfolio for SAP solutions (variant configuration and Human Capital Management) for mid-sized companies through the acquisition of msg treobris GmbH, a Hamburg consultancy

Founding of a new start-up, minnosphere GmbH, as an innovation driver for the development of innovative business concepts and digital solutions

msg and Fiducia & GAD combine forces to found EGP Gesamtbanksteuerungssysteme GmbH & Co. KG; the new company will develop a new overall bank management software that sets standards for regulatory software (accounting, reporting, controlling & risk management).


Jens Stäcker joins the board of directors.

Founding of msg industry advisors to further strengthen the group’s business consulting services for the process and discrete manufacturing industries


msg receives the award “Great place to work”.

msg acquires a participatory share of msg DAVID Software GmbH, which specializes in the automotive sector.

Industry competence in the field of reporting expanded through the acquisition of BSM Banking Systeme und Managementberatung GmbH (BSM for short).


Foundation of a new regional company msg systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in China


msg enters the industry sector Food as a further market segment.


Dr. Stephan Frohnhoff joins the board of directors.
Foundation of PiAL Consult GmbH
Strategic participations in Austrian companies Plaut AG


CEO Hans Zehetmaier is appointed to the Senat der Wirtschaft (Economic Senate), an independent, non-party political organization which works towards an ecologically humane market economy.

The number of employees exceeds 3,000.

Foundation of msg services ag which specializes in IT outsourcing, hosting and application services providing
msg takes share in inex24 AG and realizes together with this company a web-based collaboration platform for the sector of industry insurance.

msg becomes the top company of the Lünendonk ranking of the "Top 25 medium-sized IT consulting and system-integration companies in Germany".


Foundation of m3 management consulting GmbH

msg systems penetrates new market segments and expands its range of services to include the industries Telecommunications, Public Sector, Life Science & Healthcare, Travel & Logistics and Utilities.

msg systems becomes the principal shareholder of COR&FJA AG (now known as msg life ag).

msg further increases its commitment to universities and establishes a trust fund for Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences. In addition, msg systems also establishes a cooperation with the renowned Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania.


Service offering for the financial services industry is bundled in msgGillardon AG

msg becomes majority shareholder of COR AG (now known as msg life ag).

Founded msg global solutions ag – the company, which is headquartered in Switzerland, specializes in providing consulting services for insurance companies at an international level

Founded the offshore center msg systems Romania S.R.L in Romania

CEO Hans Zehetmaier participates in the prestigious competition to identify Germany's best entrepreneur and is awarded with the title "Entrepreneur des Jahres – Finalist 2008".


Dr. Dirk Taubner joins the board of directors.
The health care consulting and product offering is bundled in one company – innovas GmbH


msg acquires a participatory share of finnova AG Bankware (today: FINNOVA AG), a Swiss IT company which specializes in the banking sector.
The company holds its own series of lectures at the University of Passau.


Company celebrates its 25th anniversary
msg becomes the main sponsor of FC Ismaning (Bavarian regional football league).
msg starts to provide financial support for the St. Klara children's home in Freising.


Official opening of the new company headquarters in Ismaning: 11,000 m² of space accommodating more than 850 employees
The number of employees exceeds 1,500.


msg initiates the International Insurance Conference Munich (inscom) that provides a forum for leading insurance representatives every other year.


31/08/2001: Change of the legal setup from GmbH (private limited company) to AG (public limited company) (not listed on the stock exchange) and change of the company's name from msg systeme gmbh into msg systems ag


Founded the US regional company
(now trading under msg global solutions Inc., USA)


The number of employees exceeds 1,000.


Strategic partnership with SAP AG
msg systeme listed onto the Lünendonk ranking "Top 25 IT consulting and system integration companies in Germany" for the first time.
Founded PREVO-System AG


Acquisition of a participatory share in GILLARDON AG financial software (now known as msgGillardon AG) and expansion of the Financial Services business area
Founded the Austrian regional company, msg systeme GmbH
Revenue exceeds DEM 100 million.


Certification in accordance with DIN ISO 9001


Founded the Swiss regional company, msg systeme ag


Acquisition of GEDO Gesellschaft für Datenverarbeitung und Organisation mbH, the current office of msg systems ag in Hürth/Cologne


Company name was changed from msg software GmbH to msg systeme gmbh


Company revenue exceeds DEM 10 million


BMW AG and Vereinte Krankenversicherung AG (today: Allianz Private Krankenversicherungs-AG) signed as the very first clients.


msg software GmbH founded on January 31st, 1980 by Hans Zehetmaier, Herbert Enzbrenner and Pius Pflügler

How it happened

A film about the msg spirit

People that have contributed to this success story tell you how msg has grown to become one of Germany’s leading IT companies.