Alps Electric Europe to pursue a Sigfox IoT strategy. Mass-production of Alps-Sigfox devices for asset-tracking and predictive maintenance to start in Ireland.
At Sigfox World IoT Expo, Sigfox and Alps Electric Europe announced their partnership to work closely together on common customer projects.
In addition, Alps Electric Europe chooses Sigfox as their main LPWAN connectivity technology for future product developments.
Alps Electric is one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialist electronic components to the automotive, industrial and smartphone industry. Its products include sensors, human-machine interfaces, switches, connectivity devices, and more.
Alps Electric Europe GmbH, with which Sigfox will be working directly, is the Alps IoT Competence Center for professional industrial solutions. The company is at the leading edge of IoT development and is currently working with Sigfox on projects such as asset-tracking applications, based on Sigfox geolocation offer or in combination with Wi-Fi or GPS, and predictive maintenance solutions.
The partnership between Sigfox and Alps Electric Europe gives both companies the opportunity to work with leading technology partners who will be able to bring innovative and world-leading technology to the task of making IoT devices that will serve the Industrial IoT market. Alps has already started production of Sigfox-enabled devices in their factory in Ireland.
Vincent Sabot, Sigfox VP Europe, said:
“We’re delighted to have started a wide partnership with Alps Electric Europe. Working with an advanced engineering partner such as Alps gives us the chance to operate at the cutting edge of the industry and to show what IoT is capable of and the benefits it can bring to consumers.”
Sascha Kunzmann, Head of Strategic Business Development Alps Electric Europe GmbH, said:
“We chose to work with Sigfox because we have complete confidence in its technology, its ability to supply at scale, and that it would be innovative and fast-moving enough to keep up with the high-technology, high-end markets in which Alps Electric works.”