Alongside the solid presence in the Energy, Steel and Shipping sectors, the Group developed the Innovation division, with the aim of proving itself capable of being at the edge of new frontiers.
The Corporate innovation team was established in recent years in order to provide a digital infrastructure that enable digitalization within companies.
Innovation division includes different companies, operating in a number of diversified activities within the Energy, Real Estate, Environment and Logistics sectors, pursuing the mission to empower synergies within the Group.
INVESTED IN THE DIVISION
INVESTED IN R&D
The first company established in this division is Duferco Engineering. It provides engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, project management and O&M services to the Duferco Group as well as for third parties.
With a team of high qualified profiles, Duferco Engineering acts as the Group’s company appointed for developing complex studies that give rise to innovation projects able to promote the energy transition from fossil fuel to green sources.
The software company Mainsim was born in 2008 following a startup acquisition.
Based in Genoa it joined Duferco Group in 2014 and developed the computerized maintenance management system for daily maintenance activities, furthermore Mainsim started immediately to collaborate with some of the Group companies while maintaining its customer portfolio.
Established in 2017 and based in Genoa, Duferco Dev supports companies in their path to digitization: strategic digital plan, application architecture roadmaps, enterprise application development, websites, mobile apps, software and complex customizations.
It is enabling digital transformation within and outside the Group with its research on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence together with the provision of applications to enable companies to perform at their best. This role turned to be fundamental in fostering and accelerating digitalization process the Group had to follow in order to ensure business continuity during Covid-19.
Duferco Wallonie, the Belgian company of the group, in partnership with Société wallonne de gestion et de participations (SoGePa), focuses mainly on four domains (brownfield, environment, energy and logistics) with the common aim of developing new businesses by offering solutions to classical concerns on the environment pollution produced by industries.
To this day, Duferco Wallonie supports its customers at all stages of the land rehabilitation process, from design to post-management, through the execution and coordination of work. In the logistics sector, Duferco Wallonie offers intermodal handling and storage services but also transportation on water channels, railways or roads. During FY20, Duferco Wallonie enlarged its scope of activities, obtaining permits for the realization of three solar parks
COMPANIES OPERATING IN THE INNOVATION BUSINESS
Duferco Dev S.R.L.
Duferco Engineering S.P.A.
Duferco Vanadium (PTY) LTD
OF SOUTH AFRICA
Investment Holding S.A.
Duferco Wallonie S.A.
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Neo Operations Limited
London, UNITED KINGDOM