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Maximising resource transformation and value

The transition to the Circular Economy is providing unprecedented opportunities for the Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) who play a central role of transforming waste resources into a quality secondary resource that is a replacement for primary resources.

According to McKinsey, the circular economy in Europe alone could generate a net economic gain of €1.8 trillion per year by 2030. This role in resource transformation is constant regardless of whether the MRF specialises in processing commodity resources such as metal, fibre, glass, food waste or if the MRF is transforming residual waste into alternative fuels.

The challenges however for all MRFs remain the same, including the...

  • Growing number of waste resource inputs requiring different processing, inventory management and reporting
  • Increasing regulatory and compliance burden and costs
  • Focus on quality resource outputs to ensure sustainable recycling outlets and best prices
  • Gaining visibility and control over MRF operations that would be common in modern factories in areas like demand planning, quality and inventory management

While most MRF operators have invested heavily in state of the art mechanical and physical infrastructure to transform waste into resources, it is clear that investment in IT automation has lagged this trend. Many MRFs are automated using outdated and unconnected IT legacy systems, which are supported by manual and/or paper processes. In the age of Industry 4.0, this is not an optimal way to automate a resource transformation factory where sequential and interdependent workflows and processes need to be automated and integrated to create maximum value and efficiency.

Automate to seize the opportunities of the circular economy

Automation and digitalisation provides you with the opportunity to connect and integrate your MRF processes, providing you with visibility, control and the insight to drive new efficiencies.

A modern MRF can be automated to the same high levels as a modern industrial factory with minimum manual and paper processes or re-keying of data into separate systems. Instead, AMCS Platform provides you with the opportunity to automate all your processes, eliminate all paper and disconnects and make collaboration and sharing of data possible across your

This is all made possible by our SAAS based enterprise grade architecture that provides a modern and intuitive user interface that can be used anytime, anywhere and on any device as well as integrated portals to share data and collaborate with partners and mobile applications for your workforce to perform specialist tasks like material inspection or cycle counting close to the source.

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Move your MRF Automation to the Next Level

The AMCS Platform offers an end to end solution for each type of MRF. It provides high levels of automation at each step of the MRF process and integrates all of the various workflows and process to provide you with the visibility and control to run your operations efficiently and profitably.

AMCS Platform is designed to enhance your efficiency and margins in the following areas:

In addition, the AMCS Platform provides a range of specialist functionality which is specific to each MRF material such as ID scanning for metal purchases and moisture reading for cardboard etc.

AMCS has over 30 years experience in automating all types of MRFs and we understand how to automate and connect all of the processes to create maximum value and efficiency for our partners.

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Cascades Recovery+

# Employees

1200

Founded in

964


Cascades, a Canadian company founded in 1964, recovers and re-uses resources, especially fiber from paper products, which then become the raw materials for some 500 packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fiber.

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Karle Recycling

# Employees

200

Weighing

30


Karle Recycling is a medium sized disposal group with 200 employees. In their parent company Karle-Recycling deals with complete waste disposal, services, but mostly scrap metal. The AMCS/Recy solution is the heart of our operations and important for Karle Recycling. They improve all our processes in this solution.

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Lang Recycling

200

Employees

25

Reduced warehouse inventory

Lang Recycling stands for smart solutions in the field of metal recycling. They offer our customers from industry to medium-sized businesses, individual disposal concepts and implement these through carefully planned processes. In this way, they offer their customers added value and at the same time protect the environment.

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AES

500

Collections per route

5

Stars in reviews

AES is a leading provider of waste management and recycling services in Ireland. The collection routes used to be planned by the drivers, resulting in inefficient routes, missed bins, and dissatisfied customers. AES decided to buy AMCS' Route Planner. Transport optimisation is performed with Route Planner, resulting in spectacular cost savings and highly improved customer service.

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reduction of trucks by

2

48

Operating every day

Returpack is the biggest player in the Swedish deposit-refund market. They are responsible for the collection, administration and deposits for 2,700 stores around Sweden.

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Kaatsch Recycling

0

Co2 savings
Weighing

160


For more than 70 years, the family-run Kaatsch Group has been committed to taking a proactive approach to the unique challenges of the waste disposal and recycling industry. Kaatsch currently operates six recycling companies with 200 employees and an annual turnover of around 160 million euros. In fact, recent studies showed that what Kaatsch does daily generates a savings of about 1.1 million tons of CO2 annually.

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