At Thomas Concrete Group, we firmly believe that the digitalization of the construction industry will be a key to find more efficient ways of working. Better transparency and real time data will help us make more sustainable choices in the future. Therefore, we invest in business development projects and actively seek out new possibilities for our digital platforms.
CORE & BASE
In 2019, we started implementing a new business system in Europe called CORE (BASE for our precast division), and we created a digital collaboration platform for customers and other business partners. In October 2020, we finalized the implementation process. CORE and BASE will make it possible for us to have more efficient production with better overview and control of processes, concrete recipes, finances across our subsidiaries, and raw material and water usage. It will also help us further optimize production and transportation.
My Concrete® (Min Betong®)
In 2017, we launched the first version of our customer portal and mobile application My Concrete®. Since then, several upgrades have been released, and the application will continue to be our platform for providing improved digital services. My Concrete® facilitates and streamlines order and delivery management, offers real time tracking and push notifications about deliveries,and gives our customers the opportunity to download digital delivery tickets. We are currently in the process of eliminating our use of physical delivery tickets to minimize our paper usage and save our customers’ time. With the help of My Concrete®, customers can better plan and coordinate their work at construction sites, thus optimize concrete transportation and placement time.
As our digitalization journey progresses, we can offer more digital services to our customers. In the fall of 2020, we began the pilot phase of a new service which will allow our customers to monitor, in real time, how the maturity of the concrete develops. In-depth information about the maturity progress will be sent directly to the My Concrete® portal for our customers to view, and a maturity report will be available for download for each measurement. This will allow our customers to better plan their construction work, saving them time, money, and reducing their waste. Our ambition is to continuously develop services like these to offer our customers more knowledge.
Compared to many other industries, the construction industry is generally behind in terms of digitalization. However, at Thomas Concrete Group, we aim to be at the forefront of the industry’s digitalization journey. With the help of Microsoft, we have taken huge steps in developing digital services that help our customers. In turn, Microsoft has selected Thomas Concrete Group as a role model for other companies to learn from. As this collaboration continues, we will receive even more support in bringing new digital services to the market. Read more HERE