SITA Finland Buys the World's First Multi-robot ZenRobotics Recycler Process, for X-mas!

Dec 21, 2012, 06:05 ET from SITA Finland Ltd and ZenRobotics Ltd

HELSINKI, December 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

SITA Finland Ltd. a subsidiary of Europe's largest environmental services provider SUEZ Environnement, and ZenRobotics Ltd., the world leader in robotic recycling today announced a deal for the world's first multiple robot waste sorting process.

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SITA Finland will take delivery of 2 ZenRobotics Recycler (ZRR) systems, one ZRR Heavy Picker and one ZRR Fast Picker. This brings the SITA Finland site to the world-leading total of 3 robotic systems: The ZRR test system has been run at SITA Finland since 2011.

ZenRobotics Recycler™ picks raw materials from construction and demolition waste safely and with unprecedented efficiency. The ZRR system has proven capable of increasing SITA Finland's Helsinki plant's utilization rate for the waste class from 70% to 90%. The project aims at over 95% rate. Further, SUEZ Environnement subsidiaries globally (e.g. in EU, Australia) follow the project's success closely.

"Sustainable re-use of raw materials is key. SITA is now introducing a revolutionary technology to waste management. This strengthens our position as a supplier of high-quality industrial raw materials in Finland." says Jorma Kangas, CEO, SITA Finland Ltd.

"Our 3 years of co-operation come to fruition! The SITA installation will be built by Finnish machine-building industry to the designs of the super-talented ZenRobotics team. And this is just the beginning of what SITA and ZenRobotics can do together. Great Yuletide news to bring to the team! In fact, I do feel a bit like the Santa right now!" enthuses ZenRobotics CEO Juho Malmberg, not typically given to bold statements.

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.

SITA Finland Ltd. A part of the SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT group, Europe's largest and globally the third largest company in the environment services sector, SITA specializes in water and waste management with operations on all continents, in over 100 countries. SITA Finland employs 350 people, with a turnover of about 79 million euros in 2011.

Natural resources are not infinite. Each day, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) and its subsidiaries deal with the challenge of protecting resources by providing innovative solutions to industry and to millions of people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT supplies drinking water to 91 million people, provides wastewater treatment services for 63 million people and collects the waste produced by 57 million people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has 80,410 employees and, with its presence on five continents, is a world leader exclusively dedicated to water and waste management services. In 2011, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, a subsidiary owned 35.7% by GDF SUEZ, achieved revenues of €14.8 billion.

ZenRobotics Ltd., CEO Mr Juho Malmberg
tel. +358-45-259-6161 (GMT+2)
SITA Finland Ltd., CEO Mr Jorma Kangas
tel. +358-44-781-9111 (GMT+2)

SOURCE SITA Finland Ltd and ZenRobotics Ltd