CASE STUDY: SM Industries A/S

Correct data for follow-up on production hours

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SM Industries A/S manufactures and co-engineers heavy complex steel structures for a diverse range of industries, including wind energy, offshore oil and gas, transmission towers and material handling systems.

Operations are based on a dual production strategy with both series and order production. SM Industries A/S has two advanced and highly automated production plants located near Aabenraa harbour in the southern part of Denmark.

SM Industries A/S is owned by Euro-steel, has approx. 600 employees in Denmark and a revenue of 664 million DKK in 2017.

“With ProMark, we now have a modern, automated solution for collection of employee working time. It has provided us with the desired transparency so we can constantly track use of time and status on production orders – and adjust if necessary”.
– Bo Bendixen, CFO, SM Industries A/S

The challenge

  • ^Too many manual processes related to the collection of employee working time and absence
  • ^Hard to figure out data
  • ^Not possible to track status on orders and use of time

Success criteria

  • ^Complete solution covering approx. 500 hourly-paid employees and 100 salaried workers
  • ^All hourly-paid employees must clock in and out and register job time, whereas the salaried workers only need to register absence
  • ^Staff roster planning solution to manage multiple shifts
  • ^Roll-out in phases

Key functionality

  • ^Time & attendance and absence registration
  • ^Job registration
  • ^Registrations via terminals, PC and mobile app
  • ^Web-based staff roster planning
  • ^Integration with ERP, production and payroll system
  • ^Reporting and Business Intelligence


  • ^Automated solution with smooth approval of registrations
  • ^Increased transparency in job data for managing capacity and progress of orders
  • ^Ability to push information on orders to the employees so they can follow status and use of time
  • ^Modern, future-proof solution

Primary results

  • ^Fast and current registration of working hours
  • ^Reduced administrative time
  • ^More efficient scheduling of working time
  • ^Data in real-time for correct and complete follow-up on all production hours

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