Your strong partner for technical documentation and CE marking

Kothes! is a leading consultant and service provider for the development of technical documentation and CE marking.

We provide professional and targeted services to mid-size and multinational companies that need help finding an effective approach to develop the best possible technical documentation to better represent the engineered product.

We offer a wide variety of services, which are:

We know the international standards and directives on machine and product safety, which enables us to create documentations that are legally compliant and in line with modern quality criteria.

Our constructive cooperation models combine consulting and solutions that result into lined work processes. In tailored consulting projects we will optimize your processes on the basis of intelligent customized solutions such as our documentation concepts, powerful illustration, editorial software and cost-saving Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).

We have many years of experience in all fields of industry. Within our innovative research projects we work on the development of trendsetting approaches for the technical communication. Furthermore we offer practical basic and advanced training as a part of our seminars and workshops for technical editors and all those who are responsible for technical documentation and CE marking. Over 1000 customers are already convinced by the expertise of Kothes!

Is technical documentation an issue for you? Please call us to find possible solutions.

News from technical communications:

How user manuals can cut operating costs
18.09.2017

New white paper "Cutting operating costs through user information"

What can we do to keep the operating costs of offshore wind farms under control? One tool at our disposal is digital user documentation.Check out our new white paper to see some proposals for putting this potential to good use...more

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Kothes! at the world’s largest offshore wind energy conference
05.06.2017

Kothes! at the world’s largest offshore wind energy conference

With cutbacks on subsidies and increased pricing pressure in the competition for licenses, OPEX reduction has become a core task for operating companies of offshore wind farms. At the Offshore Energy 2017 conference in London,...more

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26.07.2016

Every word counts: Translator conference in Berlin

An international wind blows through the Kothes! offices in Berlin: In early April we got together for a second time with our freelance translators to talk about news relating to technical documentation and technical translation. ...more

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Update to the “Blue Guide on the implementation of EU product rules”
26.07.2016

Update to the “Blue Guide on the implementation of EU product rules”

The Blue Guide was issued by the EU to improve comprehension of EU product rules and to make their implementation more standardised and consistent. This “Blue Guide” is updated regularly with the involvement of the member states...more

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Kothes! is researching design thinking for services
26.07.2016

Kothes! is researching design thinking for services

Over the next three years, Kothes! employees will be working on the DETHIS (Design Thinking for Industrial Services) research project with six more partners from science and business. Design thinking is an approach that uses a...more

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26.07.2016

Safety consultation from Kothes! during design and construction

There is an ideal time to create a risk assessment for a machine or system, and that is during the design and construction phase. A safety consultation can assist the construction process, costs considerably less in the end, and...more

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Development of the new energy technologies business segment
12.01.2016

Development of the new energy technologies business segment

With solid know-how on the documentation of innovative energy generating plants, Kothes! has for years been a sought-after partner for manufacturers, operators and service companies in this globally active industry. Kothes! has...more

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Management Point

The information portal for managers and decision makers.
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Automation in technical editing

More instruction manuals for more and more products in more and more variants in less time.
We know how to do it.
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COSIMA go!

The editorial system to improve the efficiency of your technical editorial department.
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Process optimisation

Make use of our expertise and our experience
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Your documentation on mobile end devices

iPad & co
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Technical illustrations

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Specialist literature

Basic Principles of Technical Documentation

“Grundlagen der Technischen Dokumentation: Anleitungen verständlich und normgerecht erstellen" [Basic Principles of Technical Documentation: Creating comprehensible standard-compliant instruction manuals] by Lars Kothes provides practical specialist knowledge and process expertise for the creation of instruction manuals.

Performance level

...to determine and calculate
More information is available here.