AMCS USA Inc., a software provider for the waste and recycling industry, has had a busy quarter—acquiring new businesses and securing funds to enhance its suite of technological offerings for the waste and recycling industry.
A North American subsidiary of AMCS Group, AMCS USA recently announced the launch of its latest mobile Android application that provides operators with a real-time overview of all their services while enabling the addition of ad hoc work and the alteration of existing routes.
The company also recently publicized the acquisition of P&L Software Systems Limited, a leading supplier of waste management software in the UK, and a $45 million (Euro) investment, led by Insight Venture Partners, a New York-based private equity and venture capital firm, with participation from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF)
Waste360 sat down with Mitch Alcon, president of AMCS USA Inc., a subsidiary of AMCS Group, to discuss the company’s growth and technology solutions for the waste and recycling industry.
Waste360: You recently received $50 million from Insight. What is Insight and what will that money be used for?
Mitch Alcon: Insight Venture Partners is a premier U.S. private equity firm that specializes in funding high-growth software companies. The money raised will go towards building the organization, continuing to develop new innovative solutions and mergers and acquisitions to grow our U.S. market.
Waste360: Your headquarters are in Ireland, but do you have a strong presence in the U.S.?
Mitch Alcon: With the acquisition of PC Scale Technologies in February 2014, PC Scale’s strong product offerings, experienced and knowledgeable team, and customer-driven focus provided AMCS with a strong U.S. presence to continue to market existing solutions as well as bring to market new and exciting solutions to address issues not being addressed by others. AMCS US has more than 750 active waste and recycling customers in the private hauling and municipal markets, and manages billions in customer’s revenues. Our U.S. headquarters are located just outside of Philadelphia, in Oxford, Penn.
Waste360: What type of software do you provide the waste and recycling industry?
Mitch Alcon: AMCS [provides] a complete end-to-end solution to the waste and recycling industry. Our integrated vehicle technology (on-board computer systems, radio-frequency identification and truck scales) coupled with our powerful route optimization can optimize operation performance, create a paperless environment, and minimize revenue leakage. Information from the field is seamlessly integrated into the AMCS enterprise resource planning solution to handle all business processes. AMCS continues to add new mobile and internet solutions to improve overall communication between all of a customer’s constituents.
Waste360: What makes your software different from others?
Mitch Alcon: Our end-to-end solution for the waste and recycling industry captures critical data missing in other solutions. The solutions are built on most current technology but designed to be deployed by any sized organizations. AMCS has a diverse customer base, from local to national firms, and prides itself in understanding the needs and providing the solutions for each customer, and actively developing new solutions to address the critical issues facing the industry. So, as you grow, AMCS can grow with you.
Waste360: Are there North American waste and recycling companies using your software? If so, which ones?
Mitch Alcon: We have more than 750 active waste and recycling customer in the commercial and municipal markets. Some customers include Greenwaste Recovery Inc. in San Jose, Calif., Recology in San Francisco, and Valley Vista Services in City of Industry, Calif.
Waste360: Anything else you’d like to add?
Mitch Alcon: AMCS’ mission is to be the global leader and innovator of technology solutions for the waste and recycling industry, and to empower our customers to extract maximum value from their business critical data across every level of their organization—from the truck, to the scale house and to the back-office. We do this by delivering superior, integrated technology solutions that provide a 360-degree view into their business, and which are designed to meet their specific needs, mitigate their financial risk and turn their valuable resources into revenue.