HELSINKI - Lassila Tikanoja plc the Finnish recycling powerhouse and ZenRobotics Ltd. the world leader in robotic recycling today announced LT is acquiring the ZenRobotics Recycler system.
L&T is to install the ZenRobotics Recycler system in 2013 in the company's flagship recycling facility in Kerava, 30 km from Helsinki, Finland. The uptake of the system will further increase the recycling rate of the facility.
ZenRobotics Recycler™ (ZRR) is a robotic recycling system. The system picks raw materials from construction and demolition waste safely and with unprecedented efficiency.
The ZRR technology allows the customer to both recover more raw materials to sell for profit, and to save in disposal fees.
"L&T is constantly discovering new ways which drive the recycling of raw materials.
The ZenRobotics Recycler installation will increase the recycling rate of the mixed construction and demolition waste, and the amount of material that needs to be landfilled is reduced. Even before the introduction of ZenRobotics Recycler, the materials recycling rate at our Kerava facility approaches 90 per cent." says L&T's VP Environmental Sales Petri Salermo.
"Further, moving from manual waste sorting to a robotic process improves the occupational safety and the overall working conditions at our facility," continues Salermo.
"This installation is a strong reference for ZenRobotics! L&T is a recycling heavyweight in the Scandinavia and the Baltic region. I see this as a great start for our continued co-operation in the future. L&T obviously respects Finnish innovation, and is joining our success story!" exclaims Juho Malmberg, CEO, ZenRobotics.
The ZenRobotics Recycler system will be installed in the existing construction and demolition waste sorting process of the Kerava facility. No further details of the deal are currently available.
ZenRobotics Ltd. brings high technology to recycling. ZenRobotics Recycler the artificial-intelligence-controlled robotic recycling system reclaims valuable raw materials from construction and demolition waste. The system is marketed globally, through a reseller network in 49 countries.
Lassila & Tikanoja (Nasdaq OMX: LAT1V) is a service company that is transforming the consumer society into an efficient recycling society. With operations in Finland, Sweden, Latvia and Russia, L&T employs 9000 persons. Net sales in 2012 amounted to EUR 674 million.
CEO Mr Juho Malmberg
Lassila & Tikanoja plc
Vice President Environmental Sales
Mr Petri Salermo