Industrial Challenges

Technologies evolution


Industry is facing new economic, technological, environmental societal and organizational challenges. The challenge for manufacturers is no longer so much to produce in large quantities, but to be able to adapt their production chain to consumers needs flexibility and in real time. The ecological transition and the reduction of our environmental footprint also represent major challenges.

These disruptions are driving a shift into our businesses from automation to digitization, commonly referred as OT/IT convergence, the convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT).

Digitization is a profound transformation that raises many questions :

How digitization can improve our operations, reduce costs, increase efficiency, stimulate innovation et strengthen our competitive position ?

Which specific technologies, like IoT, AI, robotic or augmented reality, are best suited to our needs, and how to integrate them strategically ?

How can we manage the migration of our traditional systems to digital solutions while minimizing disruptions and maximizing benefits ?

How to integrate existing systems ? How to avoid conflicts and incompatibilities between old and new systems ?

How can digitalization be financed ?

How can we ensure the security of our data ?

How can we maintain environmental sustainability ? How can we integrate digitalization while minimizing the environmental impact of our operations ?


These questions highlight the concerns and considerations that manufacturers are facing when considering the digitization of their operations. Each company faces specific challenges, depending on its objectives, its sector of activity and its available resources. It is imperative for each industry player to develop tailor-made solutions to meet these challenges effectively and in a way that is adapted to their particular context.

Did you know ?

  • In 2022, global investment in company digitalization reached a record of $2.5 trillion, according to analysis by the World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Global spending on the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) exceeded $100 billion in 2021, with growth projected at a compound annual rate of around 17% between now and 2026.
  • According to a study from EY, the industry of the future should enable industries to double their annual productivity gains. By way of example, manufacturers who have integrated artificial intelligence can see their margins increase by 3% to 15%, according to McKinsey Global Institute.

DV GROUP’s response

How digitalization can improve our operations, reduce our costs, increase efficiency, stimulate innovation and strengthen our competitive position ?

Which specific technologies are best suited to our needs, and how to integrate them strategically ?

Digital is the connected organization. It offers a range of advantages to improve operations and boosting a company’s competitiveness. Take digital twins (link to digital twins), they enable our customers to assess load impacts, incident impacts, flows and bottlenecks, and so they can better anticipate problems and decision-making. This new dimension offer a 3D vision of project feasibility, reinforcing operational performance and long-term competitiveness.

But if we go further, using technologies such as artificial intelligence and data analysis, and apply them to machine behavior, companies can improve the efficiency of their operations by identifying patterns, predicting equipment breakdowns, and optimizing supply chains. This helps guarantee production, while limiting machine wear and energy consumption, so we are in the optimum performance.

With our SMART environment, we can aim for operations that guarantee production, while limiting machine wear and energy consumption. Our solutions combine consulting, support and monitoring solutions to identify, analyze and make your data speak for itself.

SMART are powerful, agile, simple and scalable levers of operational excellence that meet your challenges.

DV GROUP’s response

How to manage the immigration from traditional systems to digital solutions while minimizing disruption and maximizing advantages ?

The transition from traditional systems to digital solutions is a complex challenge. At DV GROUP, we accompany companies through this process. Our expertise in ENGINEERING, combined with our partnership with Siemens Digital Industries to accelerate the digitalization of manufacturers through the Industrial Edge, enables us to accurately assess and define your company’s needs and objectives. Our turnkey solution, from needs analysis to staff training, ensures the smooth adoption of new technologies. We offer our expertise and solutions to support our customers at every stage of their transition, ensuring a successful migration to digital solutions while minimizing disruption and maximizing benefits.

DV GROUP’s response

How to integrate existing systems ?

How to avoid and incompatibilities between old and new systems ?

Today, we are moving towards integration 4.0 and we are helping our customers to meet the challenges of digital transformations in existing plants, lines and machines. While it is very important to encourage the establishment and development of new production sites, we also have to take into account the existing industrial fabric. The successful reindustrialization and transformation of French industry will only be a success if all existing sites integrate and take advantage of this dynamic to strengthen themselves and conquer new markets.

At DV GROUP, our 4.0 orientation is fundamentally transforming our approach to maintenance, placing data at the heart of this evolution. By integrating advanced technologies, we are contributing to the automation and digitalization of industries. Data, omnipresent throughout the value chain, is guiding this transition toward cross-functional maintenance management, including availability, optimization, just-in-time and frugality.

DV GROUP innovates by developing “SMART” digital solutions that enable advanced management of productivity, energy, maintenance and quality at industrial sites. These solutions combine consulting, support and monitoring, exploiting customer data to generate powerful, agile, simple and stable operational levers. Our aim is clear : to maximize equipment performance as part of the digital transformation of plants, production lines and machines.

DV GROUP’s response

How to finance digitalization ?

We design contractual solutions tailored to your needs in collaboration with your Technical, Production and Purchasing departments. We are also partners of major players such as EDF and Regions (HDFID – Robonumérique, enabling us to help you draw up your grant application.

Our partner BPI France also offers the “Prêt Transformation Numérique”, a financial aid package designed to support your company’s transition to digital technology. This funding can enable you to invest in new technologies, business process digitalization and training in digital tools, thereby boosting your competitiveness.

DV GROUP’s response

How to ensure data security ?

Data security and network intrastructure protection are major challenges, requiring a multi faced approach ans strategic organization. It is imperative to first identify the interfaces likely to constitue security breaches, then to classify the critically of each type of data in order to draw up an appropriate protection strategy, including an apropriate network architecture, security measures and access policy. The use of communication protocols that comply with data encryption standards, and their regular updating, are also essential.

At DV GROUP, we apply ANSSI approved IT security standards, and deploy each IoT environment with certified hardware solutions that comply with IOS standards for cyber defense. Therefore, in parallel with technological reinforcement, it is essential to promote a corporate culture focused on good IT security practices, including training, two-factor authentification, and regular testing and auditing. Firewalls and communication protocols must be systematically validated by the IT department when processing incoming and outgoing and outgoing data flows. It is also important to ensure that systems are regularly updated. Finally, particular attention must be paid to information redundancy to guarantee data backup in the event of loss.


DV GROUP’s response

How to maintain environmental sustainability?

Manufacturers are wondering how to integrate digitalization while minimizing the environmental impact of their operations?

Digitalization offers enormous opportunities for improving the efficiency, innovation and competitiveness of industrial companies. The key is to plan carefully, remain flexible and commit to a gradual, strategic digital transition. Our “SMART” approach to industrial maintenance goes beyond optimizing, with a resolute focus on energy management, efficient maintenance and sustainability. Consulting, support and monitoring are combined to provide an agile response to the challenges of digital transformation, aimed at maximizing equipment performance while minimizing its environmental impact.