SMS digital and Voith cooperate to push IIoT platform development
by Hans Diederichs
Voith and SMS digital, the digital subsidiary of SMS group, announce plans to bundle competencies in platform development. The aim of the cooperation is to offer platform services for their industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. The two companies are joining forces to digitalize business with smart applications and efficiently share development resources and competencies.
The joint platform provides both companies the opportunity to use new applications across different industries in the other’s worldwide core markets and speed up the development process of customer-relevant applications. For example, SMS digital can introduce its digital product Smart Alarm more efficiently in Voith's core markets and the process industries. Meanwhile, SMS benefits from Voith’s OnCumulus apps designed for production efficiency enhancement and asset management.
While most of the platform services are industry-independent and can be jointly used by both companies, some that are app- or industry-specific, will be reserved for the respective company. The customer gateways MyVoith and mySMS still remain the central and cross-sector contact points for customers, partners and suppliers of each company. Additionally, these gateways serve as company-specific access points to the respective IIoT applications. The platforms and applications are accessible via all common mobile devices.
Building on deep domain knowledge in their respective industries, both the Voith Group and SMS group make effective use of these competences, developing highly efficient digital applications specifically for their customers’ needs. Both companies share not only this common background, but also a common vision. “Together, we provide platform solutions and technologies for the digital age that offer real added value to our customers,” states Dr. Benedikt Hofmann, CTO Voith Digital Ventures.
“SMS digital identifies and develops innovative products for the metals industry and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to take a further step in the digital transformation of key global industries together with Voith,” says Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katja Windt, Member of the Board of Management, SMS group GmbH.
Source and photo: SMS group GmbH