Baetsen Recycling bv buys a ZenRobotics Recycler
- 17 September 2012
- Company & Industry News
Baetsen Recycling bv today announced it has purchased the world's first robotic recycling system, ZenRobotics Recycler™ (ZRR), in the Netherlands. The complete system is the highest technology available for waste management today. In total, the deal is valued at more than EUR 1 million. The system will be installed starting in February 2013 at Baetsen's recycling plant in Son. The demands of installing the robotic recycling system will be met by the waste management technology experts Busschers Recycling Techniek, Haaksbergen.
The ZenRobotics Recycler system reclaims valuable raw materials from construction and demolition (CND) waste, by using industrial robots controlled with artificial intelligence. Baetsen Recycling, active in one of world's leading technological regions, aims to be a front-runner in innovative recycling technology.
"The increasing shortages in raw material supply, the under-utilized potential in waste materials and the complexities in manual waste sorting all demand a permanent, sustainable solution. Baetsen is taking the lead in recovering valuable fractions from waste. In the EU, materials recovery and resource efficiency are increasingly prioritized, and regulation in the near future will further focus in this area. Robotic recycling is the future: it is more efficient, cleaner, and safer than existing methods", says Hans van Roosmalen, CEO, Baetsen Group.
"ZenRobotics Recycler is an energy-efficient system for picking raw materials from waste. The system has a highly lucrative payback time. We see ZenRobotics Recycler as the solution for the raw materials shortage already felt globally. Baetsen's region of operations upholds one the world's strictest environmental requirements, so this is a first-class design win for ZenRobotics", emphasizes Rainer Rehn, CCO, ZenRobotics Ltd.