Trimble and SmartBin Partner

The two companies are joining forces to develop remote asset management systems for the environmental services and recycling markets that increase workflow productivity.

Trimble and privately held SmartBin Corp. of Dublin, Ireland, announced that they have signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of solutions that can leverage positioning technology, wireless communications, asset monitoring and fleet management capabilities to enhance productivity for professionals operating in the environmental services and recycling markets.

Under the agreement, Trimble will have worldwide rights to use SmartBin’s wireless monitoring and Web access technologies to integrate and manufacture products for the industry.

Trimble and SmartBin PartnerSmartBin’s monitoring sensors automatically measure the fill levels of recycling containers for glass, paper, organic waste, aluminum cans, and textiles. Using wireless communications and the Internet, dispatchers can remotely monitor the recycling containers to plan pickup and service more effectively.

The combination of SmartBin’s monitoring technology with Trimble’s industry-leading mobile workforce solutions is expected to result in new product categories for environmental services, fleet management and route optimization, and in-vehicle and portable applications that help improve workflow and increase mobile worker productivity for any fleet size.

Elmar Lenz, Director of Trimble’s Environmental Solutions Business Area, said:

“Reducing fuel costs, improving asset management, and optimizing fleet utilization are growing concerns in the environmental services and recycling markets.”

Fleet and environmental services managers are being challenged to minimize operating expenses and maximize resource efficiency. Optimal route planning and scheduling are essential for hauling operations to remain competitive in this fast changing environment. Collaborating with SmartBin will allow us to develop and supply integrated, intelligent productivity solutions for environmental services and fleet management professionals.

SmartBin is extremely pleased to partner with Trimble to integrate our leading monitoring technology into Trimble’s portfolio of mobile workforce solutions. By working together, we can provide customers with advanced smart applications and solutions for improved asset management. New technologies need champions, and Trimble is an ideal partner,” said Alan Mangan, Director of Business Development in SmartBin.

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