Company-wide digital transformation with the SMS group

Plant construction and engineering

SMS Group

Together with etventure, the plant construction and engineering company SMS group has set up the innovation and digital unit “SMS digital”. The resulting digital projects and MVPs, including a digital customer platform for product developments, generated new sales and a cost savings potential of more than € 1 million after just one year.

SMS group

Development of the digital unit "SMS digital" with 10+ employees and development of the customer platform "mySMS"

Creation of a cost savings potential of more than € 1 million through digital products

Visibility of results and confirmation of the company-wide relevance after only 3 months

With etventure we have found the best partner for digital transformation. We are very impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit and the implementation strength.

Burkhard Dahmen, CEO SMS Group


The SMS group consists of a group of internationally active companies in plant construction and engineering for the processing of steel and non-ferrous metals, headquartered in Düsseldorf. With over 14,000 employees in over 80 locations worldwide, the SMS group generates annual sales of around € 3.3 billion.

Advantages & Results

Digital Unit - Digitaleinheit
  • etventure supported the SMS group in establishing the innovation unit “SMS digital” by identifying suitable employees in the core organisation and recruiting external talents.
  • Through intensive training and coaching by individual mentors from etventure, SMS digital was able to develop new innovation and digital skills and to strengthen its own entrepreneurial mindset.
  • After the first generation of ideas and the acceleration and professionalization of processes in prototyping, the first lighthouse projects were implemented after only one year.

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Andreas Stark