RIGA - Norwegian Tomra Systems ASA has won the tender announced by Deposita Iepakojuma Operators (Deposit Packaging Operator) on supply and installation of reverse vending machines for collecting packaging, the company's board chairman Miks Sturitis reported.
The sum of the deal has not been revealed.
Sturitis said that after signing of the agreement, the production process will being and in September, the first deliveries are expected. The packaging deposit system should start operations in Latvia as of February 1, 2022.
Sturitis said that Tomra Systems ASA proposal was the technically most modern, reliable with the lowest price. Still, the price is confidential information, therefore it will not be revealed.
Tomra Systems ASA will lease the reverse vending machines, develop the infrastructure and IT systems, and ensure service of the machines during their operation, receiving payment for each processed packaging. All costs will be covered by Depozita Iepakojuma Operators.
Sturitis said that despite the tender results, Depozita Iepakojuma Operators also is positive about potential of Latvian producers.
He said that the company plans to run a pilot program, giving a chance to another tender participant - local company WinGo Deposit.
"As WinGo Deposit equipment has not yet been certified and tested in real work, we will support it and will be ready to test the system," he said.
Five companies submitted their proposals for the tender - Tomra Systems ASA, Swedish company RVM Systems, WinGo Deposit in cooperation with Estonian Pandipakendi Automatiseeritud Kaitlussusteem and Lithuanian Taromatu Servisas, Dutch Envipco Holding in cooperation with Hansab, and Russian Innovative Ecological Platform.