Scale-Up Continues To Expand

The Luxembourg company specialized in the sale of metal buildings via the Internet has been following a very positive growth curve since its creation in 2001. In 2019, it signed a major contract with Lafarge in Ivory Coast and invested in new premises in Luxembourg to consolidate its expansion.
by: Charles-Louis Machuron
photo: Olivier Minaire
featured: Dominique Lyonnet and Vincent Lyonnet

+90% increase in turnover in 5 years

The history of / began in 2001, the year the company was created, but took off in 2009 with the launch of the website. Selling metal buildings via the Internet, to the whole world and based on a quality product and at competitive prices – this is the promise of the company created and managed by Dominique and Vincent Lyonnet.

In 2017, with constantly increasing development, and while it was selling more than 1,000 buildings per year, the company decided to seek the support of NextStage, a private equity fund that invests in minority capital, in order to continue the growth of the newly formed group (Steel Shed Solutions).

Today, / carries out more than 1,600 transactions per year. These include 1,200 buildings sold, and approximately 400 transactions related to the sale of metal parts through the Group’s new brand,, which targets both professionals and individuals.

“With a turnover of more than EUR 28 million in 2018, / is one of the most promising scale-up companies in Luxembourg.”

25% of export sales in Africa and a contract with LafargeHolcim, Ivory Coast

Since its first sale of buildings via the Internet in Africa in 2010, the company has continued to expand in this territory and is active in more than 20 countries on the African continent in the infrastructure creation markets. In early December 2018, / signed a major contract with LafargeHolcim, the end customer, to purchase a 7,500 m 2 building. Designed to house a cement plant, the building was shipped in January 2019 to Bouaké, Ivory Coast.

“Our participation in the Luxembourg delegation of the Chamber of Commerce in Ivory Coast and Ghana in 2018 has enabled us to continue the exchanges already initiated with this client” says Vincent Lyonnet, Sales and Marketing Director.

2019: new premises and new employees

In February 2019, the company moved to new premises located on rue Pletzer in Bertrange. The 700 m 2 of space will now be able to accommodate the company’s 40 employees operating in Luxembourg, and even more, as the business intends to continue to grow. The rest of the / team, about 20 people dedicated to logistics, is based in France.

With a turnover of more than EUR 28 million in 2018, / is one of the most promising scale-up companies in Luxembourg and intends to continue to grow.

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