|Alps Alpine Europe and UnaBiz announce the supply of 1 million activated Lykaner asset trackers in Europe and confirm production of additional 2.6 million devices
|Munich, Germany, June 08, 2022 – Alps Alpine Europe GmbH, one of the world’s largest developers and manufacturers of electromechanical devices, celebrate the supply of 1 million Lykaner® long-lifetime asset trackers with Heliot Group, Sigfox 0G Operator in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Slovenia, and UnaBiz, a major IoT service provider and new owner of the Sigfox 0G technology.
The announcement marks the largest LPWAN deployment of asset trackers to date in Europe with major companies such as Deutsche Post DHL Group, the global logistics company, different automakers and mobility providers in France, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and many more European countries.
Since the successful start of deployment of the asset tracker in the region, the Alps Alpine team in Germany and Ireland has engaged in R&D to further complete the portfolio of 15 different tracker variants with up to 12 years of battery life. Today, the company confirms its plan to achieve the next milestone of producing another 2.6 million trackers based on procurement of material already ordered one year ago to be able to continue shipping even under the current component shortage situation.
Lars Landewee, Senior Vice President Operations for the Parcel Sorting Centres with Deutsche Post DHL confirms that: “The Alps Alpine – Sigfox tracking Solutions really bring us to the next level of asset tracking. It not only gives us the transparency on the location of the assets, it also enables us to better predict asset flows. We are really looking forward to making even more out of the now established basis.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented stress but also opportunities for the transformation in the logistics and supply chain industry. As the demands for asset management continue to increase in the region, we are prepared to support our customers with our best in class asset tracking management solutions to provide such values as visibility in everyday operation and lift the monetary potential which is dormant in every process. Especially in times of crises companies are required to optimize their operation for higher productivity and higher levels of process automation”, says Sascha Kunzmann, heading up the Engineering Division of Alps Alpine Europe.
Henri Bong, co-founder and co-CEO of UnaBiz commented, “UnaBiz is pleased to be a part of this amazing milestone and scaling story that demonstrates Sigfox 0G technology’s capabilities in asset tracking use cases. As a custom-designed IoT solution provider ourselves, we have experienced first-hand the challenges of massive deployment. In order to deliver success to our end customers, we will continue to support and to work closely with all Sigfox 0G Operators and solution providers to accelerate their go-to-market. We believe that an open and collaborative ecosystem is key to enabling massive IoT.”
“Logistics? Speed, sweat and wear. This industrial Alps Alpine tracker does its silent work a million-times out there every day. With it, the hard world of logistics can do more. With more speed, less sweat, less wear. Together with Alps Alpine asset tracking solutions, UnaBiz 0G technology and our nationwide 0G service coverage it is reality”, said Thomas Scheibel, CEO of Heliot Europe.
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Heliot Europe is the exclusive operator of the global Sigfox 0G network in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and Liechtenstein. This makes Heliot Europe the largest 0G network operator in Europe. The main shareholder in Heliot Europe is Cube Infrastructure Managers, a Luxembourg-based investment company specialising in the management of European infrastructure funds. Heliot Europe is also a founding member of the 0G United Nations Association, the international association of 0G network operators with currently over 55 network operators worldwide. Heliot Europe offers a cross-border, seamless as well as user-friendly, cost-effective and energy-efficient network and helps companies to further transform their business model towards digital services in areas such as asset tracking, asset monitoring and supply chain management. The low-frequency radio technology is also a cost-effective alternative to the existing Narrowband Internet of Things (NBIoT). In addition, customers have access to the global Sigfox 0G ecosystem with nearly 1000 sensors and analytics tools to collect and analyse their data.
UnaBiz is the enabler of Massive Internet of Things (IoT) based in Singapore and Taiwan. We specialise in providing affordable, well-designed solutions that are energy efficient, highly scalable and simple to deploy at a fraction of conventional cost.
As a licensed IoT operator, a device maker and an end-to-end solution provider, we leverage on a global network of IoT experts that can help businesses capitalize on existing IoT technology and solutions in their own field. UnaBiz envisions a closely connected world powered by simple technology. We want to unite people and technology to create an impact on a massive scale, to help every person and every organisation on the planet live smarter, simpler.
About Alps Alpine
The ALPS ALPINE Group is a leading global manufacturer of high-quality electronic components and systems for smartphones, automotive, home and industrial solutions. With just over 40,000 employees, 30 production plants, 26 engineering locations and 83 sales offices worldwide, ALPS ALPINE achieved around USD 8.0 billion revenue in the past financial year. With the aim to transform into a sustainable value-creating corporate group that carries on contributing to people's lives through electronics and communication, with a focus on two business segments — electronic components and automotive infotainment. ALPS ALPINE supports the finest global manufacturers pursuant to their slogan “Perfecting the Art of Electronics”.