Sectors and Industries

Technical Industries

Companies in technical industries are facing many challenges such as cost pressures, counterfeiting and the race to digitise their physical worlds. Optimising the supply chain and life cycle management are key processes to overcome these issues.

GS1 Standards for identifying, capturing and sharing information about products, business locations, documents and more, enable these industries to achieve true supply chain visibility and life cycle management.

GS1 in Europe also supports its Member Organisations on a global level with the centres of excellence on construction and rail.


The construction sector is one of the most promising emerging industries, for which GS1 can support stakeholders in the value chain. Construction companies face many challenges related to costs, waste management and environmental impact, where the use of standards can play a major role in the future.