Company profile


With over 30 years of experience in the upper management of market-leading companies that operate in product and business development, aurigna consulting GmbH specializes in supporting mid-sized enterprises in their global expansion and product diversification efforts and helps them develop and realize new ideas, in order to adapt to the ever-changing economic environment.

It is our goal to support you in expanding and increasing your efficiency, synergy and innovative force.

Thanks to our management competence and our knowledge of work processes and products in the automotive industry, and areas such as filtration, after-treatment of exhaust gases, measurement engineering, connection technology in telecommunication as well as consumerism, we are able to develop ideal processes and technologies for you.

Volker Hensel I Stephane Nataf
Managing directors


About Us

Volker Hensel

Managing Director

Volker obtained his degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Cologne University of Applied Science in 1989.
He started his career as development engineer for fluid flow measurement devices and assumed various management positions within the industry before he came to the field of filtration in 2001.
Within MANN+HUMMEL, he managed the global activities of non-road and industrial filtration as head of R&D from 2001 – 2006. From 2006 – 2013 he assumed the position of Vice President in the business field of retrofit and diesel particulate filters.
From 2007 – 2012 he was a board member of the engine and systems association within the German VDMA.
In 2013, he started his own business, aurigna consulting GmbH, as he realized the need of mid-sized enterprises to be accompanied along their projects in regard to R&D, business development or certifications management in the complex field of filtration.
He is the current CEO of the VERT Association based in Switzerland.

Stephane Nataf

Managing Director

Stephane obtained a degree in Business Management at the Business School of the Chamber of Commerce of Paris in 1996.
He started his career as sales manager in Spain and Italy within various industries, before entering the Exhaust After-treatment device market in 2003.
Within Engelhard, he managed the European sales business of Diesel Particulate Filters for Heavy Duty Vehicles with Retrofit and OEM customers.
In 2007, he joined MANN+HUMMEL to develop the Exhaust After-treatment business unit. During his time there, he held various positions including OEM Project Manager and Regional Sales Manager Asia & Europe, based out of Singapore.
In 2012, he joined the Pirelli Group, where he took over the responsibility of Sales & Marketing at Pirelli Eco Technology and successfully concluded a joint-venture with Clean Diesel Technologies Inc.
In 2015, he joined aurigna consulting GmbH as a Partner & Managing Director.

Eva Wacker


In 2014, she obtained a Master’s degree in Japanese Studies and East Asian Art History at the University of Heidelberg.
During her studies, she gained experience at a marketing agency and started working as an external freelance office assistant.
Immediately after obtaining her university degree, she joined aurigna consulting GmbH as webmaster and project assistant of the CEO.


Our competencies

        Diversification The automotive industry and its extending fields hold major potential in terms of increasing profits. 13 years of experience working for a market-leading automotive supplier with a yearly turnover of 2.5 billion EUR have taught us how to deal with challenges and develop strategies, ideas and analyses for your products and workflow.

        Internationalisation of R&D devisions Create a higher scope for development by reorganizing R&D interculturally and efficiently. Reduce you costs, make more room for product innovation and increase your knowledge about the market. To us this is not plain theory, because we build on many years of professional experience in developing international R&D and offshore engineering. We want you to benefit from that vast experience.

        Technological consultations Areas such as filtration, emission and separation control of combustion engines are growth markets with enormous potential, but also with many dangers and require a high investment in resources and industrial plants. With our experience in these areas we will aid you with market-oriented and technological assessments. We will develop optimal strategies for future markets. In addition you will profit from our extensive global network of longstanding industry contacts.

        Optimizing the launch of products in international markets At the end of product development unplanned, avoidable costs often incur which can, in consequence, delay the market entry of a product. Our goal is to save you precious time and money by optimizing those last phases of product development and by improving your product launch into international markets. Improve your market reputation and make use of our competence in timely product optimization, before you have to deal with costly hardware changes for American and Asian markets.




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Dipl.-Ing. Volker Hensel

Schiffgasse 4a
69117 Heidelberg

Mr. Stephane Nataf
C/O Via Giuseppe Luosi, 24
20131 Milan

Tel.:    +49 (0) 6221 430 96 77
Fax:    +49 (0) 6221 65 39 51
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