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About Karle Recycling

Karle Recycling is a medium-sized group of waste disposal companies with over 200 employees. Although Karle Recycling provides a complete range of disposal services from electronics and electrical scrap to paper, the primary focus of the parent organization is still the recycling of scrap metal. For Karle Recycling, modern recycling is the future and an important way to deliver environmental sustainability. It is also a far cry from the simple scrapyard business of the past. The state-ofthe-art recycling company has been serving Stuttgart and the surrounding area since 1948.

Karle Recycling is a modern, certified company specialized in the disposal, recycling, and treatment of secondary raw materials. The company converts scrap and construction waste into reusable materials with modern equipment, expert knowledge, and true reliability.

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"There is never only one problem in such an everyday life, but many problems that need to be solved. From checking the creditworthiness of customers, the logistical challenges, checking incoming goods, and the whole commercial process behind it."



Staying competitive with digitalization

As Stefan Karle explains, “There is never only one problem in our everyday lives, but rather many problems that need to be solved. From checking the creditworthiness of customers, the logistical challenges, checking incoming goods, and the whole commercial process behind it. Thanks to AMCS/Recy’s solution we have a toolbox with which we can tackle all these problems.”

Karle Recycling has grown into a very broad-based company since 1948, and the demands they place on stock inventory management have grown significantly. The waste and recycling business is changing as well. They are now starting to see electric vehicles reaching the end of their lifecycle and a big change in how vehicles are dismantled and recycled because of the electrification of the drivetrain.


"We have been using the solution from AMCS/Recy for 30 years now. We have repeatedly asked ourselves whether this is still the right solution for us because our company has changed so much. In the end, the decision still continues to be for the AMCS/Recy solution, a system that is built for innovation."



Complete compatibility with all systems

"We have been using the solution from AMCS/Recy for 30 years now. We have repeatedly asked ourselves, whether this is still the right solution for us because our company has changed so much, and in the end we ended up with AMCS Recy again. We invest in license plate recognition cameras and in scanners for ID cards. We connect our video systems to the system. We use mobile grading - the versatility of it in our day-to-day tasks, is really well presented in this solution and if the functionality does not exist yet, we develop it together with AMCS." according to Karle.

Bastian Lauer, Head of Customer Services: "Before the implementation of AMCS Recy, things looked completely different. You have to imagine that 30 years ago, people still used a manual weighbridge and created weigh tickets, and made settlements with a typewriter and paper and pencil. In today's world, the requirements are completely different. It’s digital. It has to be fast. It must be efficient and must be competitive. You can only implement all these things if you have a fast, good and efficient ERP system.

The main advantage of Recy AMCS is the complete compatibility with all systems. We currently have three companies working with Recy, working with the same customers and with the same types of waste. This is one form of integration - we can map different companies in the Karle Group there - and the other is the process. We can depict all topics in this system that are related to our daily lives or activities, from the customer inquiry to the financial accounting for the trucks. That means all company specifics and all process specifics are in one system. In this respect, we are very, very happy and grateful that there are industry-specific solutions that do justice to our specific needs."


"We use two very important KPIs, which are used as leading indicators for us. On the one hand, every week we collect the number of tonnages in incoming goods. On the other hand, we also collect the number of weighing's every week."



Tracking process optimization to get results

There are two specific KPIs that the company tracks using the AMCS/Recy system as their leading indicators. The first is the weekly number of tonnages in incoming goods. The second is the number of weighings per week. By looking at the trends each week, they can pinpoint where they are in the business cycle, or gauge how customers are reacting to price changes, for example.

For Karle Recycling, these two KPIs are the most critical indicators for the business. Real-time, intelligent optimization is extremely important for Karle Recycling. The fully integrated view into how the business is functioning allows them to continuously improve their processes, doing things faster, and making fewer mistakes. Studying the efficiency of how the company works is something Karle Recycling now does on a daily basis, mapping out the process improvements they would like to see. “We have been using license plate recognition on our weighbridges for a few years now. It helps us to significantly reduce our processes and our weighing times. We can complete a weighing within a few seconds, often less than 30 seconds. This helps us, it helps our customers, but also our turnaround times here on-site,” says Lauer. For Karle Recycling, this is just one example that proves how process optimization is always worth striving for.

Satisfied AMCS customer for more than 30 years

As a long-time AMCS customer using nearly the entire AMCS/Recy portfolio of solutions, Stefan Karle, third-generation CEO at Karle Recycling, and their Head of Customer Services Bastian Lauer, spoke with us about their experience with the software in their recycling operations. Watch the video interview with Karle Recycling.

Karle Recycling achieves success using the following AMCS solution:

AMCS Recy is a true partner for us. The solution is the heart of our operations and important for us. We improve all our processes in this solution. In this respect we are of course satisfied on the one hand and on the other hand we would not use it any further if that was not the case. On the other hand, there is always room for development and potential for improvement. Our task together with AMCS Recy is to continuously develop the program.

Bastian Lauer, Head of Customer Services Karle Recycling

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