Managing digital processes as a success factor
PORR and Doka create industrial solution for digital construction logistics
Vienna / Amstetten, 09.09.2021 – PORR, the second largest construction group in Austria, together with Doka, a company of the Umdasch group, form a joint venture to establish a mutual construction logistics platform in order to digitize and optimize the processes related to the ordering, delivery and invoicing process. The stated objective: “Construction logistics – Connected & Connected”. The initiative is set to undertake pioneering work for the entire European market. In the first step, the focus is on the most complex of building materials: concrete poured in place.
The issue of construction logistics is one of the main productivity factors in the construction process. Optimal process management and logistics know-how are essential to ensure that capacity utilization remains at a constant high level. And yet, despite this, standardized digital logistics solutions are rarely seen as an established feature in today’s construction industry. Traditional solutions in the form of electronic data interchange (EDI) or e-procurement often show their limits here and are not able to fully cover the complex demands of industry.
“By combining our digital and process know-how, we are doing pioneering work for the entire European construction industry. At the same time, we are laying the foundation for a so far unique industrial solution in the field of intelligent construction logistics. Because digitizing the value of chain construction can only happen if we work together, ”said Karl-Heinz Strauss, CEO of PORR.
The cooperative approach as a top priority
“The joint venture will provide a shared logistics platform for the entire construction industry,” said Robert Hauser, CEO of Doka. “The aim of our cooperation is to remove barriers and interconnect all existing systems in the industry. Here, we attach great importance to confidentiality between customers and suppliers.”
PORR brings its many years of expertise in digital delivery slips, Doka bringing its know-how in the field of Smart Pouring, an application for ordering concrete, as well as the additional digital expertise of the Umdasch group. The first step will see the joint venture tackle the digitization of the in situ concrete process. The focus here is on the European market. The shared goal? To drastically reduce the amount of work required and minimize sources of error.
With a clear emphasis on data security and guaranteed confidentiality between customers and suppliers, the new industry solution will be accessible to all market players. The initiative is designed to encourage the active participation of other companies in order to carry out constructive work on the common industrial solution.
The press release is available herein the PORR press room and herein the editorial staff of Doka.
Driving innovation for excellence – PORR has been synonymous with this for over 150 years. With around 20,000 employees and production of around 5.2 billion euros (as of 31.12.2020), it is one of the largest construction companies in Austria and one of the main players in Europe. . As a full service provider, PORR offers all building construction, civil engineering and infrastructure construction services, covering the entire value chain in the construction industry. The focus is on the domestic markets of Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. In selected international project markets such as Norway, United Arab Emirates and Qatar, PORR focuses on its export products in the areas of tunneling, railway construction and civil engineering. PORR shares are listed on the main market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange. More information on porr-group.com.
Doka is a global leader in providing innovative formwork, solutions and services in all areas of construction. The company is also a global provider of thoughtful scaffolding solutions for a wide range of applications. With more than 160 sales and logistics sites in more than 60 countries, Doka has an efficient distribution network for on-site advice, customer service and technical support and guarantees rapid delivery of equipment, regardless of size. and the complexity of the project. Doka employs 7,300 people worldwide and is an Umdasch Group company, synonymous with reliability, experience and reliability for over 150 years.
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