CLYNK in the United States
In 2005 CLYNK pioneered Bag-Drop container return for customers in the United States and Canada. The CLYNK system provides the most convenient way for consumers to return their containers to the recycling stream and receive their deposit value. Customers simply fill their bags, attach their unique barcode tag which links to an online funds account, and leave their bags at an unmanned drop-off depot typically found in common stop locations like grocery stores, beverage retailers, or transfer stations. CLYNK then transports the consumer bags to high volume consolidated processing centers for counting and sorting, crediting the consumer’s account with their returned deposits. CLYNK is both a large processing center operator in Maine and New York, and a licensor of their patented Bag Drop technology platform to other small and large processors across those States and Canadian provinces that have Deposit Schemes.
Since its inception, CLYNK has processed billions of containers, first on counting machines developed inhouse, then on those developed by other vendors, and finally on Anker Andersen HLZ® Ultra machines which both count and capture barcode data. Through this evolution, CLYNK has found the Anker Andersen HLZ® machines provide superior performance in the market. The HLZ® systems process a wide range of container types and sizes at a very high rate of speed. The HLZ® Ultra machines count and collect data with industry-leading accuracy, delivering a comprehensive data package for CLYNK’s billing systems to use. This efficiency is critical for CLYNK to be able to continue offering the level of convenience and accuracy their consumers expect. Additionally, CLYNK confirms that the HLZ® machines are reliable and simple to maintain by inhouse staff, with parts and remote support available after sales.
Anker Andersen A/S has customized the CLYNK version of these machines to work seamlessly with the specific needs of the CLYNK Bag-Drop Technology platform. CLYNK has a strong culture of innovation, relentlessly upgrading its own processing facilities and processing software to improve efficiency for its users, and Anker Andersen A/S has matched that innovative spirit in their willingness to continuously adapt their machinery and software. CLYNK has come to rely on Anker Andersen HLZ® Ultra machines as a key component in the end-to-end CLYNK solution.
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