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Tank Containers November/December 2017 B ULK D ISTRIBUTOR Hoyer to roll out smart technology for Bayer B ayer’s Crop Science division has chosen Hoyer to supply all its containers worldwide with smart technology. Hoyer had already been using its smart technology for Bayer in Dormagen since the beginning of 2016, where tracking and alerting had proved itself locally. It served to gather experience for the international Connected Container project and provided reassurance to Bayer to take this further investment decision. The first roll-out outside of Dormagen is planned for Kansas City, USA, by November 2017. Thomas Dieckmann, head of production planning & execution at Bayer, said: “We appreciate Hoyer as a reliable partner that provides smart technology for our Connected Container project enabling the integration of ERP data into the global container network. As an international pilot we will be implementing Hoyer’s technology into our fleet in Kansas City. This will be the first step towards the realisation of our global information and alert system.” The digitising of the logistics chain is a global challenge that Hoyer has accepted by implementing a highly specialised telematics solution onto tank containers. The Hamburg- based logistics group aims to set new standards in transport and in networking customers, suppliers and goods in transit. To achieve this, it has worked in partnership with Intermodal Telematics BV (IMT) to develop hardware and software. With its smart logistics system Hoyer enables seamless monitoring of goods transported in tank containers at any defined point in time for custom