Robert Hein is one of the founding members and the managing director of the 004 Beratungs- und Dienstleistungs GmbH, a full-service E-Commerce provider located in Aschaffenburg, Germany with an affiliate in the US. Prior to 004 Robert Hein was co-founder and managing director of the electronica24 GmbH, which was one of the first online electronic retailers in Germany.
Before electronica24 was founded Mr. Hein has been a business analyst at Integrationware Inc. (Chicago) where he supervised the development and deployment of customer specific FI-systems.
Robert majored in International Business and has a BA degree in Organizational Behavior of the University of Illinois.
Michael Gerke has been involved with the development and expansion of 004 client projects since 2006. Since 2012 the graduate with a Diplom-Kaufmann qualification has supervised the commercial sector in addition to undertaking operational duties.
After retiring from his position as officer at the Bundestluftwaffe (German Air Force) Michael started his career in the private industry at the Burda Holding in the department of internal consulting and corporate auditing. In 1996 he already engaged in the online sector at Europe Online S.A. in Luxembourg.
Hereafter he played a significant role in the organization of Primus Online within the Metro Group and became the managing director of the electronic retailer department. After acquiring more and more trading companies he developed the business of the affiliate companies in Switzerland and Austria. At the beginning of 2006 he changed to the 004 GmbH.
Arne Heuschmann is a founding member of 004 and since 2003 has been responsible for the technical side of things and the subsequent further development of the 004 E-COMMERCE PLATFORM.
Peter Nothen has been a member of 004’s executive management team since May 1, 2014. Under his leadership the scalability of all operational areas should improve and both our service and the quality of our services should also improve at the same time. Peter Nothen most recently served as Head of Accounting and IT for a well-known German brand of shoe manufacturers. Before that – first as Controller and Director of IT, then as ERP Consultant – he gained extensive experience of controlling, project management and organisation of IT-based processes.
Peter Nothen has a Diplom. Betriebswirt (FH) qualification. He has many years of experience in the commercial environment as well as in E-Commerce. In addition, he is a recognised expert in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
Andreas Bauer assumed the position of CPO (Chief Product Officer) in mid-April 2014. The goal of this newly created position is to continually expand the 004 E-COMMERCE PLATFORM over the long term and thereby generate significant added value for our clients. In addition to controlling the medium- and long-term development process it is imperative that relationships with existing clients are reinforced and our market position enhanced. Andreas Bauer was most recently responsible for the successful development of international E-Commerce activities for a market leader in the sanitary field and was able to further expand his extensive knowledge about the demands and functions of modern shop systems in the corporate startup environment. He was previously responsible for the development and expansion of E-Commerce activities for our client Strauss Innovation.
Andreas Bauer has a Diplom-Kaufmann (FH) qualification and has long and varied experience in the commercial and manufacturing environment, from purchasing and marketing to sales management and controlling. He has been an E-Commerce professional for many years.
Stengerstr.9, D-63741 Aschaffenburg
"ALL INCLUSIVE E-COMMERCE": Following this motto the 004 GmbH pictures the whole E-Commerce process in one common platform as only company in Germany. This covers the creation and hosting of online stores, customer care and the whole logistics as well as accounting which are all integrated in the process. The modularly built platform and process solutions of the 004 GmbH reduce interface problems and are highly scalable and hence support even strong growths of your business. The tailor-made mulit-channel-capable solutions provide easy access into E-Commerce. All business models are hosted on a uniform SaaS-solution meaning that every customer profits from the continous development of the service offerings.
The 004 GmbH was founded in Aschaffenburg in 2003. Among the customers are BILD GmbH & Co. KG, 1. FC Köln Marketing und Vertriebs GmbH, Sportarena GmbH, Axel Springer AG and Adler Modemärkte AG.
Stengerstr.9, D-63741 Aschaffenburg
The KUMKO GmbH was founded in March 2003 as affiliate of the 004 Beratungs- und Dienstleistungs GmbH and is responsible for alle services concerning logistics and warehousing for the parent company. By the full integration of the processes and the IT systems within the ALL INCLUSIVE E-COMMERCE concept of the 004 GmbH all customers can view the current status concerning warehouse stock, purchase order processing and returns at any time.
Kumko processes orders in the B2B and B2C areas for various industries, such as fashion, electronics and hardware. Besides logistics, shipping and management of returns Kumko offers a variety of additional services. These cover operation tests, system recovery and execution of warranties for technical goods, refinement in the textile industry (flocking of fan shirts) or reselling of returns.