Press Release

08. March 2023

Arvato Systems Intensifies Cooperation with and Schleupen in the Smart Metering Sector

Expanding strategic partnerships

Gütersloh / Herne / Moers – The IT service provider Arvato Systems is strengthening its strategic partnerships with and Schleupen in the smart metering business area. The three providers already support more than 200 utilities companies, especially around gateway administration. Arvato Systems does this with its proven "myBusiness Smart Energy" (MBSE) software, acts as a certified IT service provider, and Schleupen offers its certified ICT platform based on MBSE. Thus, about a quarter of the utilities in Germany with a rollout potential of more than five million smart metering systems are already served in this market environment.

By the complete rollout plan from the Act to Restart the Digitization of the Energy Transition, the customers who have already opted for the strong partnership alliance have a potential of more than five million metering points or devices to be installed by 2030. Since the interaction of the partners' systems has already been tested for many years, Arvato Systems and, or Schleupen, see themselves in the best possible position to win additional municipal utilities and energy providers as customers.

Commitment to Smart Metering Business Area

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For Olaf Steinbrink, Managing Director for Utilities and Industrial Mid-Caps at Arvato Systems, the deepened partnership with and Schleupen is a commitment to the business area and a signal to the market: "We are not only sustaining our portfolio of services in the area of utilities and smart metering but strengthening it through the cooperation and the associated focus on two partner systems. As a result, we are in a position to continue offering meter operators in Germany a very good solution for all tasks in the future." Timo Dell, a member of the management board of, adds: "As a reliable and certified IT service provider, we provide our solutions at very different levels of value creation. Our offer includes technological support from installation to commissioning of the gateways. Through our partners, who are well-established in the market, we can also perform the role of administrator. With the software from Arvato Systems, we thus cover a complete SaaS offering."

Dr. Volker Kruschinski, CEO of Schleupen SE, also sees further growth opportunities through the intensification of the partnership with Arvato Systems: "Our fully certified ICT platform for gateway administration is based on the proven 'myBusiness Smart Energy' software and provides all other required ISO-certified IT and infrastructure components. In addition, we offer our customers the management of the communication channels to the gateways and the provision of the certificates via our own certified Sub Certification Authority."

About Arvato Systems

Global IT specialist Arvato Systems supports major companies in Digital Transformation. About 3,400 staff in over 25 locations stand for in-depth technology expertise, industry knowledge, and focus on customer requirements. Working as a team, we develop innovative IT solutions, transition our clients into the Cloud, integrate digital processes, and take on IT systems operation and support. As a part of the Bertelsmann-owned Arvato Group network, we have the unique capability to work across the entire value chain. Through our strong strategic partner network with global top players such as AWS, Google, Microsoft, and SAP, we continuously strengthen our know-how and leverage the most advanced technology. We Empower Digital Leaders. 

About has been offering reliable and future-oriented outsourcing and consulting services in the utilities and public transport sectors since 1961. Today, more than 130 companies rely on the company’s services, which span the provisioning and operation of IT infrastructures and cloud services to application consulting and business process outsourcing, based on the new NexGen IT platform. is a member of the RUN SAP partner program and a Microsoft gold partner.

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About Schleupen

Schleupen SE, founded in 1970, generated sales of more than 72 million euros in 2022 with around 500 employees. The largest business unit "Energy and Water Management" counts more than 300 utility companies among its customers. In the energy industry segment, Schleupen is one of the few software providers that has an end-to-end complete solution, ranging from billing, market communication, energy logistics or finance to the business planning of all resources in network operations. More than 15,500 users work with this solution. The software offering is complemented by far-reaching IT services, ranging from on-site services and the handling of individual business processes to the overall transfer of the complete IT infrastructure to the Schleupen.Cloud.

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Martina Nawrocki | Bereichsleiterin Marketing | Schleupen SE

Tel.: +49 2841 912-1410 |

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