Germany, June 6th, 2022 – Alps Alpine Europe GmbH, one of the world’s largest developers and manufacturers of electromechanical devices, celebrates the first one-millionth Lykaner® long-lifetime asset trackers. These trackers have just been activated in the field with the support of Heliot Europe, Sigfox 0G Operator of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Slovenia, and UnaBiz – massive 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. Major companies such as Deutsche Post DHL Group, the global logistics company, Austrian Post, the logistics and postal service provider in Austria, and different automakers and mobility providers in France, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and other European countries are amongst the users.
Since the successful deployment of the asset tracker in the region, the Alps Alpine team in Germany and Ireland have further engaged in R&D to complete the portfolio of fifteen 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 materials procured a year ago) and continuing shipping even under the current component shortage situation.
“The Alps Alpine – Sigfox 0G tracking Solutions help us organize our internal processes and achieve visibility of our assets. Due to the great results of the last few years in the field of IoT tracking, we can highly recommend Alps Alpines long-lifetime trackers.”Lars Landewee, Senior Vice President of Operations for the Parcel Sorting Centers with Deutsche Post DHL.
Sascha Kunzmann, Head of Engineering for Alps Alpine Europe, recognizes that COVID-19 has created unprecedented stress within the logistics and supply chain industry. However, it also presents opportunities for transformation. “As the demands for asset tracking continue to increase in the region, we are prepared to support our customers with best-in-class asset tracking solutions that provide visibility in everyday operations and lift the dormant monetary potential in every process. In times of crisis, companies are required to optimize their operations for higher productivity and a higher level of process automation.”
“UnaBiz is pleased to be a part of this amazing milestone and scaling story that demonstrates the asset tracking capabilities of Sigfox 0G technology. 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 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.”Henri Bong, co-founder and co-CEO of UnaBiz.
“Logistics? A competition of speed, cost, and precision. This industrial Alps tracker does its silent work a million times out there every day so that our customers can deliver with speed and precision in a cost-efficient manner. Together with Alps Alpine asset tracking solution, UnaBiz 0G technology and our nationwide 0G service coverage, reliable seamless asset tracking is a reality for logistics players in Europe, ” said Thomas Scheibel, CEO of Heliot Europe.