HotSprings GmbH

HotSprings develops intelligent information systems based on semantic data management, big data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.


International Management Consulting and innovative Engineering Solutions

HotSprings GmbH

HotSprings develops solutions for the integration, management and analysis of heterogeneous, structured and unstructured data. It is our goal to enable our customers to make the most of their data in the shortest amount of time. To reach this goal, we offer solutions along the complete data analytics pipeline, including semantic data management, data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Our focus is to reduce time-to-analytics by constantly improving data quality and discoverability as well as to secure data availability for future use cases. Our intelligent information systems support decision making processes by delivering valuable information and enable the digitalization and automation of existing processes.
To develop solutions that integrate seamlessly with the existing ecosystem and processes of our customers, it is important for us to understand the existing systems and processes. To ensure this, we deliver first analytical results within days after receiving access to our customers data.
With our „Data Tasting“ you will quickly gain a better understanding for the potential of your data and the necessary steps to successfully meet your challenges.



How can we use smart cities to fight desolation in the city center? How can smart homes make life for the elderly easier? How can you implement beacon technologies to optimize processes at an airport? How can quality management processes help digitize aircraft manufacturing? These and other questions are the kinds of issues we’re working on in our new digitalization business unit.

Our hardware laboratory develops embedded systems and IoT assemblies like BLTE beacons or smart home components. The P3 app factory develops apps for all mobile operating systems. To ensure our solutions remain in use, our agile development goes hand in hand with internal UX testing and crowd testing. This allows us to continuously update and quickly improve our solutions.
Our data analytics group evaluates the flood of data points inundating us under digitalization. To do so, we use big data tools like Apache Hadoop and visualization tools like Tableau. We’re especially excited about our use of new kinds of algorithms from machine learning. These allow us to gain totally new insights and develop innovative business models.
We ensure the success of our digital solutions through change management and empowering concepts.
Digitalization: We’re not just talking about it, we’re making it happen.

Strategy and Process Consulting

“Anytime we see a yard full of pallets, we start to feel right at home.” This is the kind of statement that symbolizes our passion for consulting.

We always strive to stick close to operations, directly implementing concepts and strategies alongside our customers. Our strategy doesn’t stop with Power-Point. That’s just the beginning – we’ve started numerous projects with clients during strategic consulting processes. That’s how our subsidiary P3 systems was formed, for instance. We were commissioned to help increase the efficiency of testing processes at an automotive OEM. Today, P3 tests entertainment systems for many international automotive OEMs in our own testing labs.
The special thing about our consultants is their ability to handle complex technical challenges. Right from the start, we think in terms of tangible solutions. “They have their heads in methods, but their feet on the ground” – just one statement from an international customer. We love to hear these kinds of compliments. We want to be seen as an agent of empowerment. When we talk about complexity management, for instance, we don’t have some academic construct in mind. Instead, we offer a tangible approach that frees our clients from excessive complexity, allowing them to concentrate again on their core value creation process. We don’t use one-size fits all solutions: instead, we offer understanding and empowerment.

Technology Consulting

“What others are with regard to costs, we want to be with regard to quality.” This was one of P3’s founding tenets in 1996. Contrasting these two ideas led us to a third: “Technology Consulting.

”Most of our consultants are engineers. Our expertise is based on deep scientific and technical understanding. This is especially clear in the area of mobile networks. We’re currently working on using them to transmit data and speech – delivering huge quantities of data in real time. Over the last few years, we’ve purposefully expanded our capabilities to become a specialist and partner in all questions related to digitization.
Technology connects us – and it doesn’t stop at industry boundaries. Our areas of expertise are merging over time as well. Whether we’re working on electric mobility, recharging infrastructure, or battery systems – smart homes or smart grids – autonomous systems, cyber-security, or connectivity – in the end, it’s all connected. Technology is what empowers us and binds everything together.
We understand technology. We may be nerds. But we still speak your language.


With roots in RWTH Aachen University, today P3 primarily hires natural scientists and technical employees, and works at the highest levels of technical competence for our customers. We serve the automotive industry as a specialized testing provider for developing electrical and electronic components.

P3’s in-house testing facilities test the most modern equipment systems such as infotainment, controls for alternative drives, or driver assistance.
We handle everything – from individual component or software module tests to subsystem testing or complete systems integration. We are already known worldwide in the telecommunications industry as experts for mobile benchmarks. Every day, our testing engineers are completing test drives all around the globe. The press reports on our results every year, is the biggest mobile network comparison there is.
At the same time, we are supporting mobile phone manufacturers during their development to ensure their devices are functioning. Over the years, we’ve developed not only our technical expertise, but also methods, processes, and tools to make testing more efficient and more flexible.
We’ve also perfected reporting to offer our clients with the greatest possible transparency in evaluating their product maturity. This way our customers can concentrate on developing and operating their products, while we take over quality and development assurance.

Dr. Christof Horn
Dr. Christof HornManaging Director

Ansprechpartner-Max Haberstroh
Max HaberstrohManaging Director / Founder

Ansprechpartner-Tobias Meisen
Tobias MeisenChief Scientific Advisor / Founder