INNOVATION AT THE HEART
OF OUR DNA
RETHINKING THE WAY TO SORT AND COLLECT
For SULO innovation needs to be responsible, at the service of citizens and the environment. As a supplier to more than 5,000 local authorities around the world, we offer intelligent services and products to support changes in society and encourage the circular economy. To create the conditions for innovation programs within the group, we have set up a network of stakeholders, including universities, experts and startups, all of whom represent both resources and commitments for tomorrow’s products and services.
SORTING BECOMES A NATURAL ACT – EXAMPLES OF INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
The Optri concept solves the problem of integrating sorting into the urban environment. To meet this challenge and develop a proposition that breaks completely with our conventional equipment, SULO has joined forces with Aurel design, a studio specializing in urban design, but also with companies with expertise in colorimetry and behavioral science. This means that Optri is a tailor-made offer for a space dedicated to the circular economy, allowing for the integration of other urban services (walking, gardening permits, benches…). The recycling banks have been designed to be compatible with bilateral robotic collection to optimize useable volumes, collection times and costs.These recycling banks benefit from a particularly well-polished aesthetic, as we are convinced that quality street fixtures reflect the consideration that public authorities have for their citizens.
The MARTI recycling bank is the Group’s technical and aesthetic response to the new flows collected through voluntary disposal, such as cardboard linked to the development of e-commerce. The interior volume of this new collection bank is permanently free of any obstacles that could disrupt it from being filled and emptied thanks to its “twin-chain” system. Unlike conventional collection banks, this one has no beams or internal mechanisms. This ensures easy, efficient and effective collection, especially for domestic waste and cardboard.
KEY FIGURES OF INNOVATION
- 120 active patents
- Member of the AFNOR (France) and DIN (Germany) standardization committees, representing France on the CEN (Europe) and ISO (world) committees
- SULO is an active member of GGAWB (Europe’s most demanding quality mark for wheeled bins)
- SULO is a member of IPC (formerly European Plastics Division).