30 million euros for digitalisation at ScheuchThe environmental technology company Scheuch is investing in digitalisation and creating space for more than 60 jobs at its Aurolzmünster site. With the opening of the new building, the DIGI-Cube, the future project has also become analog and visible.
“Digitalisation is a basic prerequisite for tomorrow’s business,” said Stefan Scheuch, CEO Scheuch Management Holding GmbH, at the opening ceremony of the newly built DIGI-Cube in Aurolzmünster. With the building, the company is setting a structural sign of its digitalisation offensive and celebrated together with partners and representatives from the business world and all employees on September 23. The festive day was also coupled with an internal EXPO, where the workforce was able to find out about projects and future trends at Scheuch.
For almost 60 years, the Scheuch company has stood for innovations and high-quality product solutions in industrial environmental technology. For several years, the technology expert has declared comprehensive digitalisation as one of the most important strategic projects for the future. The traditional company is convinced that it always needs new ways to remain competitive. “We want to make it easier to work together with the holistic digitalisation of the company. With modern tools, we want to pave the way for the workplace of the future, lay the foundation for digital business models and processes, and be attractive to future employees. — Tomorrow’s workforce is already welcome today,” Scheuch emphasizes. The project has now also been given the space it needs for efficient implementation.
Analog measure for a digital future
The new DIGI-Cube digitalization building, with around 1,125 square meters, will in future be the hub for a wide range of developments and measures on the way to becoming a digital company. Employees from the areas of innovation, IT and the digitalisation team will find here an interdisciplinary environment for cooperation and implementation of the various transformation processes, involving all stakeholders – from customers to employees. “Digital solutions can only succeed if everyone in the company participates and is part of the process,” Stefan Scheuch is convinced.
“Digitalization at Scheuch stands for smart processes, end-to-end data, and a modern system architecture. These processes encompass Scheuch’s entire value chain, from sales and development to production and after sales. A large number of individual sub-projects add up to the digital transformation. On the one hand, we are creating a future-oriented, entrepreneurial culture and digitizing internal processes. On the other hand, new digital products and models are being developed to expand our business,” explains Oliver Meinhart, Director Digitalization and Business Processes. Digital workplace, digital twin, predictive maintenance, and digital engineering are buzzwords that shape Scheuch’s vision of the future.
“We are pleased to have created space for the future with the DIGI-Cube. By focusing on digitalization, we are opening up completely new opportunities to innovate existing business models, increase competitiveness, and optimize production and business processes,” says Stefan Scheuch.
Digitalisation is the basis for growth
The fact that the Scheuch Group is consistently orienting its strategy toward the future is also demonstrated by the internationally active company with its innovative technologies. With its industrial systems for air pollution control and more, the environmental technology company makes a daily contribution to protecting people and the environment – decades before the topic of the climate crisis was on everyone’s lips.
“The focus is not only on a clean environment, but also on sustainable growth,” explains Jörg Jeliniewski, COO of Scheuch Management Holding. “We see minimizing the impact of various pollutants in the environment and in the workplace as our social and also economic responsibility. That is why we are pursuing the goal of increasing our annual operating performance to over 400 million euros by 2027. This also requires investments and further developments in the organization. One of the most important projects in this context is digitalisation within the company,” says Jeliniewski.
Despite the challenging crises, Scheuch is able to steadily continue its growth course. The reasons for this are, on the one hand, the broad product portfolio in the many different industries such as industrial minerals, energy, metal, wood-based materials, wood, and glass, and, on the other hand, the global networking – whether with partners or with its own company locations. In addition, Scheuch is benefiting from the accelerated energy transition, which is filling order books even faster than before. “We are expecting an all-time high in incoming orders in the current fiscal year,” says Thomas Eberl, CFO of the Scheuch Group. In order to continue to fulfill the processing of projects efficiently and economically at the cutting edge of technology in the future, new initiatives are required. “Digital transformation represents significant progress in this regard and also strengthens our competitiveness,” affirms Eberl.Back to overview