About KTC-Karlsruhe Technology Consulting GmbH

The desire to do it “right”.

KTC was founded in spring 2008 by Peter Steffek and Horst Wenske in Karlsruhe. Based on the key points:

Competent, honest and reliable

we work in partnership with our customers and are continuously expanding our portfolio.

Your contact to KTC

Peter Steffek

Karlsruhe Technology Consulting GmbH
Augartenstr. 1
76137 Karlsruhe

Peter Steffek

Peter Steffek
Graduate engineer & graduate industrial engineer

Horst Wenske

Graduate computer scientist, MBA

After successfully completing his studies in civil engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, Peter Steffek worked for six years as a project manager at Bilfinger Berger AG, managing national and international projects under his own responsibility. He successfully studied industrial engineering while working. His core competencies are the digitalization of companies, the optimization of business processes and the production management of construction companies (lean construction).
He is married and has three children.

Peter Steffek is CEO/CFO of
KTC-Karlsruhe Technology Consulting GmbH.

Mr. Wenske has been working as a consultant and developer in the embedded automotive sector since the end of 2002. After successfully completing his degree in computer science at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) in 2004, he was employed as an operating system and communications specialist at the Scientific Super Computing Center (SSCK) of the University of Karlsruhe (TH). At the end of 2005, he moved to the KIM (Karlsruhe Integrated Information Management) project and led project groups in the areas of identity management, enterprise application integration and system security until the end of 2007.

Horst Wenske is CIO/CTO of the
KTC-Karlsruhe Technology Consulting GmbH.

Milestones in the development of the KTC


Expansion of the portfolio for SMEs

Expansion of the system house concept for our customers. Our many years of experience recommend that we also offer our customers products and services that we use ourselves.


MS Dynamics 365 Business Central

Expansion of the business model to include Microsoft Business Central.

Seize the opportunity and build up your own product portfolio. We are investing in the future and transforming our solutions into stand-alone products in MS Appsource.


DevOps CI/CD

Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery is practiced internally and expands our consulting portfolio. Migration to Kubernetes:

  • Deployment (K8s - Kubernetes)
  • Code management (Github, Gitlab and Azure DevOPs)
  • Create and manage (Maven and Nexus)
  • Code analysis (SonarQube and Vera Code)


Move to Augartenstr

After 5 years, our office is too small and we move to Augartenstrasse. Expansion of the self-operated IT infrastructure and the associated IT services.

  • Virtualization (KVM, Proxmox)
  • CI/CD for IT service (Ansible and AWX)
  • Monitoring (icinga2, Grafana)
  • Operation (ELK, Elastic Search, Logstash, FluentD, Redis (Buffering) , Kibana)


Management consulting

Diversification phase - expansion of management consulting in the areas of

  • Lean management
  • Lean Construction
  • Finance & Oppositions
  • Project Management


Relocation to the Karlsruhe Technology Park

Relocation to the technology factory and start of the Microsoft implementation and software partnership


Unbundling Energy

Integration of the switching processes
EDI and system integration
Java development

Foundation of KTC GmbH

KTC Steffek & Wenske GbR becomes KTC-Karlsruhe Technology Consulting GmbH with its headquarters in the Technologiefabrik in Karlsruhe.