Tekelek LoRa tank monitoring technology deployed by Picoty in France

Picoty deploys advanced fuel tank monitoring solution from Tekelek to optimize business operations
Shannon, Ireland – 12 March, 2019, 09:00 a.m. GMT

Tekelek, a leading developer and manufacturer of IoT telemetry products and solutions, today announced the launch of a large-scale deployment of LoRa-connected ultrasonic sensors with Picoty in France. Under the contract, Tekelek will supply Picoty with the recently developed LoRaWAN Tank Sensor which is a flexible and configurable battery-operated liquid sensor with an integrated LoRaWAN radio. It is the first among such SMART tank monitoring devices to be deployed to the European fuel oil distribution market and will enable Picoty to monitor tanks across its group of 27 affiliates in Western France. The Picoty Group, one of France’s largest fuel distribution companies, provisions fuel, gas, lubricants, ad blue and additives to tens of thousands of tanks in France. The project will use the LoRa network and data platform of Objenious, part of the Bouygues Telecom group.

“We have chosen Tekelek for their deep experience developing accurate and robust tank sensors,” said Mathias Schildt – Growth Development Director and Isabelle Bodecot Chief Product Manager. “Together with Objenious, which operates the largest LoRa network in France so far, they have put together a compelling solution that allows us to monitor both over-ground and underground tanks throughout France, with excellent quality and battery life. This solution enables us to better organise more efficient deliveries, reduce our carbon footprint, and optimise our logistics. We can offer this solution to a wider range of customers than before due to the cost and battery performance advantages of LoRa, meaning our customers are assured a reliable, efficient and timely fuel delivery service.”

Oliver McCarthy, General Manager says “this is an exciting time at Tekelek. We are delighted to engage with Picoty and this deployment in France highlights the opportunity that SMART tank monitoring technology offers. Traditionally, cost of investment has prevented the widespread deployment of tank monitoring units to homes and businesses. Tekelek’s new LoRaWAN Level Monitors infrastructure is based on an ultra-low-power, long-range LoRaWAN network. The advantages of a low-cost network infrastructure, long life battery and low maintenance costs makes large scale monitoring now an affordable and profitable investment for groups such as Picoty”

The TEK766 LoRaWAN Monitor has the following key features and benefits:
• Real time data analytics
• Remote configurability
• 14-year battery life
• Flexible liquid level measurement solution i.e. fuel oil, water, chemicals, lubricants, liquid fertiliser etc.
• Spot and continuous inventory management

“Today, thanks to this SMART solution, which is easy to install and flexible, fuel oil stakeholders’ benefit from numerous advantages, at a lower cost Oliver McCarthy, General Manager at Tekelek.

For more information about Tekelek’s LoRaWAN products, visit the website at www.tekelek.ie


Tekelek LoRaWAN level sensor
(TEK 766) for liquid level tank remote monitoring


About Tekelek
Tekelek is Europe’s foremost manufacturer of products to measure and report the level of liquids in domestic and commercial tanks, including oil, lubricants, gas, chemicals, water, AdBlue and LPG. Our expanding range of own-design products offer reliable, cost effective monitoring solutions across a range of applications facilitating smarter decision-making and leaner, more agile businesses.

We provide hardware solutions for the control and transmission of level and condition measurement for a variety of applications. These devices can be monitored/controlled using hard wired or wireless technologies incorporating GSM, Broadband, ISM band or more recently LoRaWAN and CAT-M1/ NB-IoT communication techniques.

From our headquarters in Shannon, Ireland, Tekelek has been actively developing and manufacturing innovative Internet of Things (IoT) smart-energy products for more than 20 years. We are the number one supplier of ultrasonic tank monitoring devices in Europe with over 3 million devices in the field. We are at the forefront of IoT trends and pride ourselves on our ability to offer innovative level measurement products to meet changing customer needs.

For more information about Tekelek’s tank monitoring solutions, please visit www.tekelek.ie or contact sales@tekelek.ie

About Picoty
Picoty, headquartered in La Souterraine en Creuse in the West of France, is a family-owned company founded by Michel Picoty in 1922, and specialises in four complementary fuel and energy businesses: importing, storage, distribution of energy products, and provision of energy efficiency services.

Picoty continues to actively develop its distribution network, currently comprising 32 affiliates and 289 AVIA service stations. Since its foundation, four generations have driven innovation and expertise to build Picoty into a national referenced in the French energy sector. Picoty today is strongly focussed on improved energy management and on realising ever higher energy efficiency targets.

About LoRaWAN
LoRaWAN is a new wireless technology developed to create the low power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) required for machine to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. It is well suited for smart meters, level measurement sensors, ‘comfort’, sensors etc.

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