Partnership between digital pioneers

Two trailblazers in the field of innovative IoT solutions are joining forces to revolutionise waste management in Swiss towns and rural communities. Binando and ZENNER Connect AG, which is based in Regensdorf in the canton of Zurich, recently met in the Black Forest town of Deißlingen to seal the deal.

Moritz Pfeiffer, Martin Sigrist, Nikolaos Baltsios and Alex Nanzer (left to right) present the Binando fill level sensor.

Smart City solutions for Switzerland

The Minol-ZENNER Group subsidiary ZENNER Connect operates the Switzercloud, on which open and technology-independent applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) run under the smart anything approach. As all data are processed and stored exclusively in Switzerland, both public and private sector users are guaranteed the highest possible data security.

Starting now, the Stuttgart-based startup Binando is to make use of Switzercloud's technological infrastructure when it comes to pilot projects in Switzerland. This gives municipalities, utilities companies, manufacturers of recycling containers and waste management firms the assurance that all the data collected will remain in trustworthy hands.
The cooperation between Binando and ZENNER Connect paves the way for greater sustainability and efficiency in the field of logistics planning in the waste management industry. Once installed inside bins and recycling containers, Binando's fill level sensors detect via ultrasound which containers are ready for emptying, and transmit the data to the Switzercloud servers in Zurich. The software element of the smart waste solution then automatically works out the shortest and quickest route for the next day's collection rounds. Avoiding empty runs reduces emissions, fuel consumption and wear and tear to the collection vehicles, and simultaneously saves a considerable amount of time.