Scanfil and grandcentrix to cooperate in the manufacturing of Vodafone Asset Solar tracker


Scanfil plc     Press release     8 June 2023 at 9.00 a.m. EEST

Scanfil and grandcentrix to cooperate in the manufacturing of Vodafone Asset Solar tracker

Scanfil and grandcentrix have agreed on manufacturing and further developing the Vodafone Asset Solar tracker. grandcentrix is an innovative German IoT company part of Vodafone Group since 2020.

The Vodafone Asset Solar is a solar-powered asset tracker. It enables simple and cost-effective tracking and monitoring of goods and assets for process optimization in logistics, production, and supply chain.

“With the integrated solar module and a durable battery, the tracker can work maintenance-free for a predicted lifetime of more than 8 years. In addition, the Vodafone service will provide the customer an end-to-end solution for asset tracking, including a data plan for international connectivity, support and an IoT tracker platform to manage their assets”, explains Sebastian Boll, Product Manager Asset Solar at grandcentrix.

The Asset Solar was originally designed for the tracking of shipping containers, due to its durability this standalone device can also be used for many other tracking purposes as well, and in a wide variety of weather and working conditions.

“The Asset Solar has been subjected to a series of challenging environmental tests to work reliably under harsh conditions on the high seas. With these properties, the Asset Solar can also be used for the tracking of any other kind of non-powered or powered assets. Due to an affordable purchase price, the tracker is suitable for the tracking of simple equipment like trailers, generators, tooling, carriers, or ground support equipment”, continues Sebastian.

Scanfil manufactures the Vodafone Asset Solar trackers in its Suzhou factory. “We are excited to cooperate with grandcentrix in manufacturing the Asset Solar tracker. Our cooperation works seamlessly, and we are proud to be part of digitalizing asset tracking”, states Scanfil’s Global Sales Manager Andreas Bohner.

Asset Solar can also help companies to mitigate and report CO2 emissions. Active management and optimization of material flows can help in reducing CO2 emissions and transportation times. Also knowing the routes and means of transportation companies can report efficiently and nearly live data about their CO2 emissions related to scope 3 emissions.

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For additional information:
Andreas Bohner
Global Sales Manager, Scanfil plc
Tel. +49 172 296 3130

Philipp Buhl
Head of Marketing & Channel Management, grandcentrix
Tel.+49 172 860 4900

Sebastian Boll
Product Manager Asset Tracker, grandcentrix

About Scanfil
Scanfil is an international manufacturing partner and system supplier for the electronics industry with over 45 years of experience in demanding manufacturing. Scanfil provides its customers with an extensive array of services, ranging from product design to product manufacturing, material procurement and logistics solutions. Vertically integrated production and a comprehensive supply chain are the foundation of Scanfil’s competitive advantages: speed, flexibility and reliability. Read more:

About grandcentrix
grandcentrix is one of the leading system integrators for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Products. With over 200 specialists, grandcentrix offers a complete range of services from electronics and embedded software development, certifications, manufacturing of IoT products, app and backend development, connectivity, security, analytics to the operation of IoT platforms from a single source. As of 2020, grandcentrix is a 100% subsidiary of Vodafone Germany. On the one hand, grandcentrix is responsible for the implementation of individual IoT projects for Vodafone customers within the Vodafone Group and, on the other hand, grandcentrix is one of four specialized product houses for the development and provision of IoT products and end-to-end solutions for the global Vodafone organization.