Digitized processes to contribute to the green transition

Just like in the rest of Europe, an extensive energy transition is ongoing in Germany. This entails the construction of new transformer stations and the need for modernizing existing ones. At the same time, there is a trend where the number of employees capable of maintaining new and existing facilities is decreasing. This creates a clear interest and demand for services and solutions that can contribute to increased automation and digitalization.

"Beyond the interest in increased automation and digitalization, we see how sustainability has now become a high-priority issue that more and more businesses need to adapt to. This is especially true for the electricity distribution industry, which was previously characterized by predominantly analog maintenance work. Now, there is a clear shift towards modernization within the industry, incorporating digitized processes to contribute to the green transition. This overall benefits Gomero's position in the German market. However, new solutions are often met with caution in Germany, where IT security is given significant importance. This is why we have focused on validation projects with major and well-known companies in the railway and power distribution sectors. With these projects now resulting in framework agreements and larger rollouts, the next step is to use them as references," says Michael Cornelius, Sales Manager at Karberg & Hennemann, Gomero's partner and distributor in the German market.

SIPP meets high demands for IT security and flexibility

As society electrifies, more transformer stations need to be built, and existing ones need upgrading. More and more energy companies are recognizing the numerous advantages of the control equipment SIPP as a robust and user-friendly solution that integrates easily into operations. Moreover, SIPP meets customer requirements for information security and classification in a connected environment. This is particularly crucial in an industry that is currently digitizing such a critical societal function as power grids.

"More efficient and predictable maintenance and sustainability are the main trends in Western Europe. Even though we have made progress and signed agreements with several customers, the biggest challenge has been Germany as a slow and conservative market. However, there is now a shift happening here too, with new priorities that are speeding up the dialogue with both existing and new customers," continues Michael Cornelius.

"All in all, the future looks very promising. The trend towards more automated solutions, limited personnel resources, and the demands for precision and documentation undoubtedly favor a player like Gomero. In Germany, where certifications are often mandatory in procurement, there are several examples where SIPP is the only approved solution on the market," concludes Michael Cornelius.

About Gomero

Gomero Group AB (publ) is a company that helps customers in the energy sector to achieve long-term sustainable economic growth through the development of systems and services for predictive maintenance - an area with very strong global growth. With connected products, sensors, AI and data analysis, we ensure that maintenance work can be carried out optimally and with a high degree of automation. For customers, this means increased insights, reliability, reduced costs and more opportunities to work with condition-based maintenance. It also enables for increased electrification and effective environmental and sustainability work. Gomero's customers include Ellevio, Vattenfall, Skagerak Energi, Fingrid, Deutsche Bahn and SA Power Network.