Tefen is an Israeli startup that grew into a successful international management consulting firm.
Recently Ayal Zylberman joined as a shareholder and Chairman of the Board.
Tefen's services are divided into six practices:
Tefen operates in Israel, US, Europe (western, central and CIS), and Asia.
In 2006-2007 Tefen expanded its practices and geographical presence through a list of acquisitions.
The following moves took place:
Tefen expanded activity in Europe and became an expert in four leading fields.
2004 - 2007 were years in which Tefen changed its business strategy and diversified its activity geographically and professionally: Tefen expanded into the management consulting field through acquisitions and internal development. Tefen opened its Polish Branch and also expanded to Romania. During that time the company developed its Organizational Excellence practice, and expanded its US operation to the healthcare market.
On January 1994 the company went public on the Israeli stock exchange.
The transition to being a publicly traded company caused a major change in Tefen’s reputation and positioning. Internally, it also effect all management practices and processes.
During this period a lot of emphasis was given to developing our professional capabilities and focusing on the industrial management field. The company’s genes were, and still are, quantitative, analytical and model oriented.
Meanwhile, European activity started, and Tefen UK was born.
Becoming international became our main strategy. Activity abroad leveraged the company and was an advantage in the competitive local market. It also helped distribute risk and became the main growth engine.
From 1996/97 over-seas operations expanded to the life-sciences industry (pharma, bio-pharma and medical).
In June 1993 Tefen USA was established, starting Tefen's operations abroad.
The company was registered as an LTD firm and Eli Pelleg (COO) became a shareholder.
The first projects were sold by leveraging personal contacts, and shortly after, activities were extended to the government sector.
In 1981 in Israel, twenty-seven-year-olds Aaron Lichtenstein (CEO), Balfur Mor and Yaakov Zilbiger had a vision. They realized the Israeli market was in need of an organization that could impact companies’ bottom lines by improving their processes. They dared and founded Tefen, a consulting firm with a focus on Industrial Engineering.
At the time, the ambitious individuals were still working as teaching assistants for a “manufacturing management” course in Tel Aviv University and started their consulting organization from a small apartment in Ramat Gan, Israel.
Tefen is an abbreviation in Hebrew for design, supervision and analysis of production systems (In Hebrew – Tichnun, Fikuach and Nituach).
In 1982 a partnership was formally established among the founders.