As the lead company of the Materials Services business area we connect production and manufacturing - with materials, raw materials and services. With the digital transformation we strive for interconnectedness in daily business and collaboration.
We are pursuing an integrated strategy. Key elements are the systematic optimization of what we already have and the progressive addition of e-commerce models. However, this is only one aspect of our strategy. Our integrated digitalization includes the complete supply chain - from supplier to customer.
"Digitalization in materials distribution is not an option. Digitalization is essential to ensure we survive in the future in competition with new players."
Hans-Josef Hoß, COO of Materials Services and responsible for the digital strategy of the business area.
Flexible, tailored solutions
At the same time we want to respect and meet new and existing customer requirements. We offer our customers flexible and tailored solutions. The integration and collaboration with customers, partners & employees are key factors for success.
We embrace digitalization as a business strategy not just as an IT-strategy to not only meet but also exceed our customers' expectations.
Previous events in 2017
Speaker: Hans-Josef Hoss on the digitalization of materials distribution
Date: April 24, 2017
More information: hannovermesse.de
Event: VDI knowledge forum
Speaker: Hans-Josef Hoss on the importance of digitalization of materials distribution
Date: January 26, 2017
More information: You can find the complete presentation "Digitalization of materials distribution: Shaping tomorrow's business" here for download.
Digital Transformation @ Materials Services
Speech on digitalization by Hans-Josef Hoss, COO Materials Services business area, at the Management Conference 2016.
September 1, 2017
Printed reality: thyssenkrupp opens TechCenter Additive Manufacturing
With a view to industrializing the 3D printing process, thyssenkrupp's newly opened TechCenter Additive Manufacturing in Mülheim an der Ruhr/Germany has now started mak-ing customized products from metals and plastics in a single digital process.
July 11, 2017
Breakthrough in the digital transformation: thyssenkrupp connects machinery
thyssenkrupp connects the machinery of the materials division via a new digital platform. Thanks to toii all machines can communicate with each other. Due to predictive maintenance the platform is also supposed to forecast the necessity of machine services in the future.
April 28, 2016
„materials4me“ online shop for end users launched in Germany
Materials Services drives digital transformation with portal/shop solutions for existing customers and end users. Following its rollout in the United Kingdom and Spain, the "materials4me" online shop is now also available in Germany.
February 23, 2016
Materials Services launches new online shop "materials4me" trageting new customer groups in Spain
Materials Services continues the digital transformation process in the materials business by launching the online shop. After Great Britain, Spain is the next European market where customers can comfortably order products online with no minimum quantity.