SMS Group

Company-wide digital transformation within SMS group

Plant construction and engineering

With the establishment of the innovation and digital unit “SMS digital”, the plant and mechanical engineering company SMS group in cooperation with etventure lays the foundation for its company-wide digital transformation. The digital projects and MVPs developed by “SMS digital”, including a digital customer platform for product developments, generated new revenues and cost savings of more than € 1 million after only one year.

Impact in figures

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

Burkhard Dahmen


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

SMS group (ehemals SMS Siemag AG)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.

Benefits for SMS group and its customers

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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