Method

Validating digital business models

Using Design Thinking and Rapid Prototyping, we collaborate with the Haniel corporate divisions in developing innovative and radically user-focused ideas and approaches. These are validated directly through mock-ups, click dummies or empty tests, involving various user groups.

Market testing of minimum viable products

If users respond enthusiastically to an idea and there is a promising business plan, an initial minimum viable product (MVP) is developed. The product includes only the core functions and is tested in the market live.

Rollout, integration and monitoring

After a successful MVP phase, the product or new business is rolled out rapidly and integrated into the corporate division for scaling purposes. Controlling defined KPIs as well as continuous user feedback play key roles in this context.

Customers

We implement concrete digital projects, working hand-in-hand with the Haniel corporate divisions.

Dr. Felix Zimmermann

Dr. Felix Zimmermann

CEO of TAKKT AG

“We at TAKKT see the trend towards digitalisation as a great opportunity for our business. We have already gained excellent experience around the world with initial digital projects. We now want to accelerate the digital transformation and are giving this process absolute priority in our current plans and decisions. The founding of Schacht One represents a key driver and collaboration will play a vital role in building up additional and professional digital competence for all Group companies.”

Maximilian Teichner

Maximilian Teichner

CEO of CWS-boco

“We welcome Haniel’s commitment to offering a shared platform with Schacht One for the Group-wide collaboration in the area of digitalisation. As one of the market leaders in our industry, it is essential for us to advance digitalisation in order to optimise processes and offer our customers services which are viable for the future. One example of this is the CWS Washroom Information Service (WIS) which connects all washroom dispensers within a building and makes it possible to communicate their current fill level to the maintenance personnel or building management. A formerly passive product such as the towel dispenser now actively collects data and supplies information which can be used for efficient building management. With our chips in boco workwear, moreover, we are able to monitor individual articles of clothing in our laundries and thus optimise our processes.”

Dirk Vandeplancke

Dirk Vandeplancke

CEO of Bekaert Deslee

“Digitalisation offers us great opportunities for raising our product offering up to a new level. Bekaert Imagine, a 3D visualising tool for mattress cover materials, enables us to de-materialise our initial product development and design phase: instead of manufacturing and transporting material samples and mattress prototypes, we now work with our customers to prepare compelling virtual products. Imagine is the perfect example of how the digital transformation can help to reduce costs and protect the environment in equal measure. Imagine has the potential to establish itself as a key component in the development process of our customers. Bekaert Textiles is pleased to be a part of Schacht One and to share its own expertise with others and to be able to learn from experts.”

Detlef Drafz

Detlef Drafz

CEO of ELG

“The digital transformation opens up the possibilities for changing business models at all levels. At ELG, we are still analysing the potential for digitalisation in the recycling of stainless steel. For example, in the area of superalloys there are opportunities for digitalising the supply chain: digital solutions can significantly raise the level of efficiency and transparency in complex supply chains. In addition, there are possibilities for completely new business models. We will systematically analyse this potential and seize digitalisation opportunities early on: taken with the right approach, the digital transformation will make profitable growth possible for ELG. We expect our collaboration in Schacht One to result in access to digital know-how and enable us to implement our digital initiatives quickly and efficiently.”

BekaertDeslee
cws boco
ELG
TAKKT AG

Team

Dirk Müller

Dirk Müller

CEO

Philipp Göhre

Philipp Göhre

Geschäftsführer

Tobias Grün

Tobias Grün

Digital Transformation Manager

Laszlo Juhasz

Laszlo Juhasz

Digital Transformation Manager

Marc Köster

Marc Köster

Digital Project Manager

Florian Kunz

Florian Kunz

Digital Project Manager

Oliver Matten

Oliver Matten

Digital Project Manager

Dr. Sebastian Schäfer

Dr. Sebastian Schäfer

Digital Project Manager

We interact with our customers and with various user groups to identify radically user-focused ideas and approaches.

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Contact

You will find us at the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site in Hall 2 directly by the “Ehrenhof”.

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Schacht One GmbH

UNESCO- World Heritage Site Zollverein
Areal A, Hall 2
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
45309 Essen

contact@schacht.one
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