Steel structures are the backbone of many of their products. But where can you find good steel producers?
Usually, a supplier from the immediate vicinity is chosen at the beginning. At first this seems to bring benefits, but labor-intensive production is very expensive in Western Europe and a potential cost trap with increasing demand.
Find competent and favorable partners in the CEE region
This is precisely where the Viennese start-up Jactio.com comes in. Together with two colleagues, Andreas Janisch, himself a graduate engineer from the industry, set himself the goal of building bridges in the German-speaking world to low-cost manufacturers in Eastern Europe. "From our own experience, we know that the CEE region is home to great companies that produce to Western European quality standards."
Via the website Jactio.com, the founders provide free of charge inquiries from the German-speaking DACH region to suppliers in the near CEE region and provide up to three qualified offers per request. "We know our suppliers personally and thus minimize the economic risk for the requesting companies," explains Janisch.
Steel construction inquiries with a volume of 5 million euros are just the beginning
Change hurts the most and Jactio.com reduces "the pain of our customers, so to speak, by offering the best value for money for steel structures through our platform", explain the young entrepreneurs. Since the founding of the company in April, Jactio.com has successfully administered this pain-relieving medicine to 2018 and has already processed steel construction requests worth more than 5 million euros in the short time.
But this is just the beginning. Because with other product groups and services, such as control cabinet construction or assembly services, even more companies will receive a cost-effective makeover. This is how digitization is finding its way into the purchasing processes of the steel industry, and buyers can use their full savings potential. "