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Digitalisation - The future is today

Turn digital
solutions into
smarter operations

Every day, companies and societies look for ways to improve quality of life in a sustainable and efficient manner. 

To get there, we need digital, intelligent solutions. Solutions that provide companies and municipalities the ability to optimise complex operations and waste management systems. Because, with the right digital technology, we can go above and beyond what’s possible today. 

Unlock your potential 

With intelligent vehicles and digital solutions, a better future is ready. Make the right choice today. Improve your fleet management, optimise route planning and strengthen the reliability of your waste management systems. 

Bucher Connect big data

Big data: paving the way towards operational efficiency

Think of a smart city as one big data-driven ecosystem, where a single vehicle can provide a wealth of information. But, no matter how much data is collected, it is only valuable when transformed into tangible results. 
Bucher Connect fleet management

Accomplishing more with less – via intelligent fleet management

With smart technology and digital solutions, improve your daily operations: from optimised route planning to predictive service planning, and more – and strengthen the overall performance of your fleet.
Bucher Connect connectivity

Managing assets through the power of connectivity

By linking your fleet to the same system, you can take more control of your vehicles by constantly monitoring their condition. This allows you to mimimise downtime and increase the life-time value of your assets. 

Making the most out of
intelligent cleaning and clearing operations

Through connectivity and digital services, improve your fleet’s efficiency and achieve uptime that exceeds expectations

More people and more urbanisation mean more challenges to overcome in maintaining our quality of life. With over half the world’s population already living in cities – a figure that is expected to rise by 2.5 billion come 2050 – these issues take on even more importance. 

Thankfully, when it comes to innovations in cleaning and clearing technology, the possibilities are endless. The same applies to our end goals – to help municipalities and companies optimise the waste management infrastructure of our cities. 

Improving productivity and operations: Using data analytics to unlock operational efficiencies 

By utilising big data, automation and artificial intelligence, companies and municipalities can increase productivity and ensure smoother, more reliable operations. Read below for some examples.

Optimise the entire system 

Today, municipalities and companies can create larger and more diverse fleets by connecting multiple vehicles under one system – thereby grouping together a vast amount of data from different sources. However, utilising this data to improve operations requires an easy-to-use software system. 

With today’s range of digital services and software systems, it calls for industry-wide integration and open interfaces. Providing not just value through the single system model, but across the entire industry.

Use data to reduce downtime and operational costs 

Every minute of downtime is a minute lost – and money wasted. With this in mind, monitoring a fleet in real-time takes on added importance.

Companies and municipalities can use data to continuously monitor and asses the condition of their vehicles, allowing fleet managers to pre-plan service and maintenance and avoid bottlenecks in workshops.

In turn, this means lower service costs, less downtime and a longer life span for vehicles – with a more efficient working environment also improving employee wellbeing. 

Services delivered as needed 

Planning the optimal route calls for access to vehicle operating data, including location mapping, allowing fleet managers to optimise shifts and routes and stay informed about their fleet at all times. This makes way for more efficient waste management collection, lower fuel consumption, and a smaller carbon footprint. 

The right tools for the job 

While digitalisation is important, smart waste management is just as much about helping operators do their best – providing the right tools to help them work as seamlessly as possible. Today, we are beginning to see examples: When an operator mans a snow plough, technology helps configure the plough to a particular task, allowing the driver to focus on driving safely. It can also be seen in the sensors and cameras which help truck drivers better orientate themselves, resulting in a smoother and safer experience. Or when an operator can manage a sewer cleaning unit with the click of a button – or via remote control. 

Collecting waste
the intelligent way

Optimising waste management through new technologies  

As cities continue to grow, we need to find smarter ways to handle rising waste levels. By 2030, municipalities will be expected to handle 2.6 billion tonnes of waste every year. An increase of almost 30% in just over a decade. The challenge is to manage this waste in a manner that results in a clean, safe and healthy environment for everyone.   

Is conventional waste collection the best way?

With conventional waste management, refuse trucks tend to follow a fixed schedule. This means bins can be collected regardless if they are full or not, leading to the risk of overflowing rubbish. At the other end of the scale, trucks might also end up collecting very little – leading to wasted resources. 

These challenges create an opening for smarter ways to collect waste. Such as sensors used to create better routes or more efficient distribution of rubbish bins. These sensors also monitor rubbish levels in real time, allowing collection providers to pass on cost savings to area businesses. 

In short, smart, intelligent applications keep improving waste management collection by giving sanitation workers insight into the actual fill level of various disposal units – with rubbish loads always changing.

Empty more bins, faster, with the latest Bucher Municipal technology

At Bucher Municipal, we are focused on optimising the entire waste collection process through smarter operations – and we’ve started with picking up bins more efficiently. 

One solution is the Bucher SPORT side loader refuse truck. With its innovative, automatic bin grabber, drivers can easily access multiple bins side by side without having to leave their vehicle to reposition them. The result? The capacity to empty up to 20% more bins per hour.

20% more
bins emptied every hour

Furthermore, the truck’s short wheelbase and adaptive hydraulic system reduce noise pollution and lower fuel consumption by 7%.

7% less
fuel consumption

And then there is reliability. Improved vehicle design and material specification ensure businesses can expect a 35% reduction in replacement parts and maintenance costs over the life span of the vehicle.

35% reduction
in replacement parts and maintenance costs
over the life span of the vehicle.

This new and innovative technology proves it is possible to achieve maximum productivity with a minimal environmental footprint.

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