We start our partnerships with startups with real business! LafargeHolcim purchases your solution right away and pilots it in a real operational setup and use case, even if your solution is still a prototype.
You do this together with our teams – the users of your solution. Feedback from these early adopters helps you refine your solution and business model. A manager from the LafargeHolcim division that purchases and applies your solution is part of the pilot project from the beginning; that manager could be from any business or functional unit, such as manufacturing, logistics, retail, R&D or IT. The LH Startup MAQER team supports the project and helps you navigate in LafargeHolcim. This is a great basis to decide how to roll it out from there on.
During the pilot, we offer specific sessions about the LafargeHolcim businesses and processes. This is critical knowledge for you to be able to develop your business with us.
A sound business partnership requires a mutual understanding of our companies. In this module, you will become familiar with LafargeHolcim, to develop your business relationship efficiently. We invite you to the LafargeHolcim headquarters in Zurich, so you can learn about LafargeHolcim processes, strategy, and people. Special Learn-About-LafargeHolcim sessions help you to better understand how to succeed as a partner in the LafargeHolcim ecosystem. With the LH Startup MAQER team at your side, you always have a central point of contact for questions that your LafargeHolcim internal client might not be able to answer.
To grow your business with LafargeHolcim beyond our first pilot purchase, your solution needs to scale. We can facilitate this through our network and resources.
As we aim for a long-term partnership with you, we help you grow from supplying a limited number of pilot units or licenses to roll-out your solution on a global scale. During the pilot project, we provide insights and support, so you can scale your solution throughout LafargeHolcim and beyond. Together we create a compelling roadmap and refine your business model with LafargeHolcim. You will also network with people that are key to grow your business within LafargeHolcim – and the global construction industry.