07 June 2022

Alps Alpine Europe, Heliot Europe and UnaBiz announce first 1 millionth activated Lykaner® asset tracker in Europe and the next milestone of additional 2.6 million devices secured

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Alps Alpine Europe, Heliot Europe and UnaBiz announce first 1 millionth activated Lykaner® asset tracker in Europe and the next milestone of additional 2.6 million devices secured

Germany, June 6th, 2022 - Alps Alpine Europe GmbH, one of the world’s largest developers and manufacturers of electromechanical devices, celebrate the first 1 millionth Lykaner® long-lifetime asset trackers which have just been activated in the field with 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 with 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 many more European countries.

Since the beginning of the successful 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 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, to continue shipping even under the current component shortage situation.

Lars Landewee, Senior Vice President of Operations for the Parcel Sorting Centres with Deutsche Post DHL confirms that “The Alps Alpine - Sigfox 0G tracking Solutions help us organise 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.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented stress but also opportunities for transformation in the logistics and supply chain industry. As the demands for asset tracking continue to increase in the region, we are prepared to support our customers with the best in class asset tracking solutions to provide values such as visibility in everyday operations and lift the dormant monetary potential in every process. In times of crisis, companies are required to optimise their operations for higher productivity and a higher level 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 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? 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.