SKOPE chooses Wellington’s SCS Connect IoT platform and ECR2 motor for its world-leading ActiveCore refrigerator range
Wellington Drive Technologies (“Wellington”), a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and
energy-efficient motors, is pleased to announce that New Zealand refrigeration manufacturer SKOPE Industries (“SKOPE”)
has chosen Wellington’s IoT and EC motor products as key components in SKOPE’s market-leading ActiveCore Glass Door
Display refrigerator range.
SKOPE’s new ActiveCore 2, which was launched at the recent Fine Food Australia show in Melbourne is one of the world’s
most energy efficient commercial refrigerator ranges. It will also be the first fridge from SKOPE to incorporate IoT
capability via its new SKOPE-connect app.
SKOPE’s Operations Manager, Bruce Vine commented, “SKOPE searched for a partner that could help to develop IoT
technology to make SKOPE-connect a reality. We wanted to ensure the next generation of our market-leading ActiveCore
range had IoT functionality which enabled our customers to monitor the refrigeration and energy performance of our
fridges via their smartphones. Wellington exceeded our needs in this respect.”
With SKOPE-connect, a SKOPE customer receives sales activity updates and insights into fridge performance – such as
energy consumption and maintenance requirements. Users can also customize their fridge to suit their requirements.
Options include: pre-set temperatures for different projects, a low-noise mode, settable venue opening hours to control
light, and others.
“We see the launch of SKOPE-connect as a vital new development, as our products move beyond keeping products cold, by
delivering real information that helps our customers manage and grow their businesses.” Mr. Vine added.
Wellington CEO, Greg Allen commented “The relationship with SKOPE is Wellington’s first direct technology partnership
with a refrigeration manufacturer and it signals a new channel for the business to deliver its IoT solution to a wider
food and beverage market. Delivering actionable insights through data is what this partnership is all about. We’re
thrilled to partner with another leading innovative
New Zealand business like SKOPE, whose passion and dedication to delivering premium refrigeration solutions globally is
In its recent 2018 first half result, Wellington reported 18% growth in revenue and over $1m EBITDA profit. This is in
part made possible by a dedication to developing relationships with great customers, and strong market acceptance of the
SCS Connect IoT platform and ECR2 motor.
About Wellington Drive Technologies
Wellington is a leading global provider of IoT solutions, cloud-based fleet management platforms, energy-efficient
electronic motors and connected refrigeration control solutions for the retail food and beverage markets. Through its
iProximity brand in Australia it provides proximity-based marketing for Smart Cities. Wellington’s SCS Connect IoT
products, iProximity digital marketing solutions, and ECR motors serve some of the world’s leading food and beverage
brands as well as refrigerator manufacturers with advanced products and solutions that improve product sales, decrease
operating costs and reduce energy consumption. Wellington is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, and is listed on
the New Zealand stock exchange under the ticker symbol NZ:WDT
For further information visit www.wdtl.com
SKOPE is a world-leader in commercial refrigeration technology with a 50-year plus history of servicing some of the
world’s top global food and beverage brands. The company prides itself on its position as a globally recognized
innovator in its field that is known for combining outstanding performance with market-leading efficiency.
SKOPE’s extensive product range includes upright and undercounter fridges and freezers for food service, drinks
merchandisers, bar refrigeration, cool room inserts and shelving, along with modular cool-rooms, blast chillers and ice
For further information visit www.skope.com