Smart Industries Smart Industries

Across Europe you find the headquarters of many companies with unique capabilities, knowhow and differentiated market positions. They are leaders in their sectors but might not always be well known by the general public.

While operating in a variety of industries they are all faced with continuously changing and more global business environments. Technology accelerates these changes but also enables companies to take their products and services to the next level, to increase process efficiency and to improve go-to-market. We partner with these companies to build successful international leaders in their space.

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In Smart Industries, we invest in those companies that have high-growth potential to become the market leaders of tomorrow. They develop software and value-added ICT-services or engineer highly technical products, equipment and services. Find out more about our Smart Industries approach and portfolio in this 4’ video.

Smart Industries movie

Smart Industries 4' video

Investment focus

  • ICT: Companies that develop software or provide value-added ICT-services.
  • Engineered Products: Companies that engineer, manufacture and market technical products, equipment and related services.
  • Advanced Manufacturing: Companies that differentiate through unique process knowhow and market position.
SmartI SD goals


  • Get to know our 5 pillars for value creation
  • Look into our portfolio
  • Our investment approach and added value

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Exit interview – Take a look at the journey that OTN Systems & Gimv made together

Under the partnership with Gimv, OTN Systems has evolved into a market leader of building superior networks in specific industrial segments including power utilities, transportation and oil and gas. Today for instance, telecom equipment of more than 85 transport authorities around the globe rely on OTN Systems for their communications. 

Thanks to the true complementarity between the innovative minds at OTN Systems and the strategic and financial support of Gimv, we could make this happen. Proud of OTN Systems: as part of the Belden group, the company is now ideally placed to continue growing internationally.

Would you like to see the full story? Check out the movie.