Are Outdated IT Systems A Bottleneck For Your Metalworking Company?

At Sheet Metal Connect, I guide traditional sheet metal companies toward modern, smart, and paperless digital factories by providing independent IT advice.
🦾 Optimize processes | 🎯 Improve quality | ⚡ Boost efficiency

The Challenge: Digitalization – A Must for Success in Metalworking, but How Do You Tackle It?

Recognize this?

  • Lost time due to manual processes: Manual input and reliance on printed documents lead to errors and delays in your workflow.
  • Inconsistency in quality and delivery times: It's difficult to consistently ensure quality and on-time delivery when you rely on outdated processes.
  • Constant firefighting due to faulty systems: You spend more time fixing problems caused by inefficient processes than improving your business, wasting valuable resources.
  • Stagnating digitization projects: You strive to modernize, but lack the expertise and resources needed to effectively move digitization projects forward.

It doesn't have to be that way!

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The Goal: An Optimized and Automated Workflow

Imagine this:

  • Your manufacturing processes are fully automated, making data flows efficient and drastically reducing lead times. This minimizes manual input and reduces errors.
  • You utilize the latest technologies, such as ERP, CAM, and MES systems optimized specifically for metalworking. These systems are easy to manage and improve your work processes.
  • Your business operates in a paperless environment, leading to higher efficiency, faster information transfer, and easier regulatory compliance.
  • You have real-time visibility and control over the entire production process, from procurement to delivery, enabling you to proactively manage and continuously improve.
  • You are assured that you are working with the right systems, that they are being used appropriately, and that you are ready for the future.
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The Solution: IT Consulting for Digital Excellence

I help your company transition to advanced digital work processes and ensure a smooth transition with minimal disruption.

  • Strategic Planning for Digital Transformation: Together, we develop a plan that not only increases your efficiency but also strengthens your market position and prepares your company for future challenges.
  • Integrated Software Solutions: I am an expert in integrating custom-selected technologies that streamline your production processes and increase your output.
  • Automation of Core Processes: By automating key processes such as bid handling and production planning, we save time and reduce human error.
  • Performance Analysis and Optimization: With advanced analysis and monitoring tools, I identify and eliminate bottlenecks, leading to continuous improvement in your operations
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How to Get Started

Step 1: Introductory Call

We start with a friendly phone call to discuss your needs and the challenges of your business. This call is completely non-binding and intended to determine if there is a good match between your needs and my services.

Step 2: In-depth Analysis

If we both feel there is a match, we schedule an in-depth session to review specific details and potential solutions. This step helps to clearly define the scope and direction of the project.

Step 3: Proposal

After the in-depth analysis, I develop a tailored proposal for your project. This proposal includes a fixed project price, so you know exactly what the costs are without any surprises afterward.

Consulting Offering

Seminars and training: For teams that want to take the reins themselves, I offer trainings that provide the knowledge and tools to get started independently.

Project advisory: Working together on your projects with my guidance in the background. This is ideal for teams that need additional support but don't want to outsource full execution.

Full project execution: For complete solutions, I take over the entire project from start to finish, including all necessary integrations and management to successfully complete the project. Limited availability.

Who Are You Anyway?

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Hi! I'm Luke van Enkhuizen, a Dutch man living in Austria, an internationally active independent consultant and technical advisor with over a decade of experience in engineering, management, and IT, with a specific focus on the metalworking industry.

What sets me apart is my ability to understand and address both operational challenges on the shop floor and strategic decision-making at the management level.

As the founder of Sheet Metal Connect, I have served as a trusted partner for digital transformation within the metalworking industry since 2016. My background as a project manager in ERP implementations and developing integrations to optimize operational processes has given me the expertise to help companies find the right technology solutions that take them to the next level.

My goal is to support your company in improving efficiency and gaining a competitive advantage in the marketplace through targeted consulting and customized advice.

Trusted by Over 30 Companies

Find out why leading companies in the metalworking industry choose my expertise. Each of these partners has benefited from my in-depth knowledge and dedicated service.

Are you ready to start your digital transformation?

I work with only a few clients a year to provide personal and effective service. Reserve your spot now for a no-obligation call to see if we connect and if I can help you with the challenges you're experiencing.

Together, let's start your path to optimized operations and improved productivity.

Act Now: I work with a limited number of clients each year to ensure maximum attention and customization. Therefore, plan projects well in advance as I am usually fully booked several months ahead.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this right for us?

My work is suitable for companies looking to modernize their workflows and become industry-leading. However, if you need a typical IT consultant for scripts or custom reports, I may not be the best fit. My expertise lies in transforming processes to boost productivity and streamline operations.

Is your work limited to sheet metal work?

My focus is on sheet metal fabrication, but I also advise software and machinery companies on aligning their services with the market. Although sheet metal fabrication is my specialty, I have experience in all aspects of the metal industry and am open to working with companies across a broader range of operations.

Are you available in our region?

I offer remote consulting services worldwide, which I've provided for 5 years through platforms like Microsoft Teams. I have an office in Vienna, Austria, and regularly work on-site in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and beyond.

What are the costs of your services?

Prices vary by service but are always all-inclusive and fixed. My trainings start at €3,000, and projects typically start at €20,000. I also offer remote advisory calls for those who cannot afford these amounts. Inquire about options for your specific situation.

What if my team doesn't have the necessary IT skills?

I offer various levels of support. For teams with limited IT skills, I can provide hands-on guidance or handle the entire project, depending on your needs and budget.

Do you have experience with our ERP system or our CAM system?

I am a technical specialist in ECI Ridder iQ, TRUMPF Oseon, LVD CADMAN, and QuotationFactory, in which I have worked as a technical consultant with over 15 hands-on implementations. For most of these, I coded various add-ons and integrations myself, allowing me to gain experience with the full stack of operations.

This is Your Chance to Digitize Effectively!

You're almost at the end of this page! Don't waste another year by moving a little bit in each direction. Sign up now for a personalized strategy session:

Together, let's launch your path to optimized operations and improved productivity.

Act Now: I work with a limited number of clients each year to ensure maximum attention and customization. Therefore, plan projects well in advance as I am usually fully booked several months ahead.

Not sure yet? Email me at and we can schedule a time to talk.