Holcim Ltd. backs Nanolike, IoT-powered SiloConnect developer

Sources: Nanolike, Toulouse, France; CP staff

The parent company of Holcim US and Lafarge Canada has announced an investment in Nanolike, whose Internet of Things technology-equipped SiloConnect platform is programmed to ensure users the right amount of cement at the right time. A plug and play solution with versatile sensors, SiloConnect automates the ordering process and provides users automated silo fill level alerts. The technology streamlines logistics processes, optimizes bulk tanker delivery routes, and consistently upholds stored cement or cementitious material levels. Following successful deployments in European cement and concrete plants, Holcim Ltd. plans SiloConnect installations over the next three years in thousands of silos around the world, reshaping “the way cement is stored, distributed and delivered.”

“Nanolike has successfully demonstrated its ability to reinvent the construction industry with this complete, turnkey solution,” says Head of Global Research & Development Edelio Bermejo. “Our stake in Nanolike and its standout SiloConnect solution underpins our drive for enhanced efficiency, enriched customer experiences and environmental responsibility within the industry.” 

“Our collaboration with Holcim is a solid validation of how our technological solutions effectively meet the industry’s urgent demands,” adds Nanolike Co-Founder and President Jean-Jacques Bois. “By merging our expertise with Holcim’s global reach, we look forward to reshaping the way raw materials management in construction is approached, to achieve greater agility, efficiency and environmental responsibility.”

Nanolike serves SiloConnect accounts, along with their animal nutrition and chemicals counterparts using the company’s BinConnect and TankConnect platforms, from global headquarters in Europe and a North American satellite, Nanolike Inc., based in Montreal.